The past year has seen its share of celebrity break-ups, and one of the biggest celebrity hookups of the year was Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs. The British actor, who will turn 28 in October, met the French singer/songwriter in the summer of 2018 and began a year-long romance that was made public thanks to paparazzi photos and social media.

While the couple initially kept their romance a secret, they decided to make their relationship public in the hopes of inspiring other couples to do the same. They made the right decision: the story of their romance has inspired numerous other couples to take the plunge and declare their love for each other in a public and permanent way. It also helped them raise awareness about mental health issues, especially in relation to depression and anxiety. Since their happy relationship announcement, Robert and Twigs have been extremely active participants in the fight against mental health issues, which is not a bad PR move considering their former lover, Bella Hadid, has spoken out about her own mental health struggles and recovery.

However, while the story of their love is undoubtedly a sweet one, it’s a complete fabrication. According to multiple reports, Robert and Twigs’ entire romance is based on a lie and was invented by the media. We’re not talking about the odd prank call or the odd stolen photo here: the entire narrative of this purported romance is a total fabrication. So, without further ado, let’s deconstruct the entire story and see how this beautiful lie came to be.

A Lie By Any Other Name

As we’ve established, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs’ entire romance is a lie. This much we know for certain. However, it’s not exactly a well-kept secret. In fact, the media has been quick to expose the truth about this supposed romance. The earliest report we found was from Heat magazine, which broke the news that the entire story is a total fabrication in January 2019. In that article, a source claims:

“Robert and Twigs have never even met. The whole thing is a fabrication to promote their new album. They didn’t even have a private moment to hold hands or speak in private. The whole thing was done for publicity purposes.”

We couldn’t imagine a greater display of irresponsible journalism than to report on a celebrity hookup without confirming whether or not the people involved even knew what a real relationship between two adults looks like. Even now, almost a year after the fact, many outlets still won’t touch this story with a ten-foot pole. They’ve been very responsible (or as much as possible, considering their natural inclination) in keeping this embarrassing episode of pseudo-journalism under wraps. Which is a bit strange, considering how quickly this information has spread across social media platforms (and yes, even some celebrity Instagram accounts).

A Brief History Of A Lie

The question is: why would two high-profile celebrities want to keep this story a secret? We’re not talking about a discreet liaison here: this is a full-blown publicity stunt designed to garner interest in their music and help them promote their new album. So, in order to understand why they would go through with this publicity stunt, it’s important to consider their past. In 2017, Robert Pattinson was involved in a highly publicized relationship with model/actress Bella Hadid. This much we know to be true. The question is: did this experience form the basis of his connection to FKA Twigs?

According to various reports, the entire premise of this supposed romance is a lie and a publicity stunt designed to promote Robert and Twigs’ new album. The question is: is this a case of the famous silencing the shame? In other words, is Robert Pattinson trying to bury his past and be seen in a new light?

As we’ve established, Robert and Twigs’ entire romance is a complete fabrication. However, considering his history, we have to wonder: is this supposed to be some sort of public apology or am I viewing this all wrong? Is Robert Pattinson finally looking to move on and be seen as a new man?

The Real Reason Why They Stay Together

So, if you’re curious as to why these two high-profile celebrities decided to keep their romance a secret for so long, here’s the real reason. As we’ve established, their entire romance is a complete fabrication. However, it’s not like they met in a deserted forest and instantly became inseparable. They had a lot to work through before they could even think about committing to each other. In order to understand why they stayed together, it’s important to look back at the beginning of their relationship.

According to InStyle magazine, Bella Hadid first set her sights on Robert Pattinson back in 2013. At the time, she was heavily into the Gothic fashion craze, which is not surprising, considering that she’s a model. What is surprising is that she wanted to date an English actor. At the time, London was an unlikely place for a Hollywood star to be found. However, since then, the city has become a hub for celebrities, with a number of high-profile relationships being formed (and broken) there.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Bella and Robert didn’t start dating right away. In fact, it wasn’t until two years later that they finally started dating. This was no accident: they took their time getting to know each other. They had their ups and downs, just like any other couple, but they decided to work through their issues together. In other words, they decided to be mature about what was happening and make the right decision for both of them. This took a lot of communication, but they eventually worked things out and became the happy couple we know and love.

Why They Decided To Keep It A Secret

Now that we’ve deconstructed the entire narrative of this purported romance, it’s important to consider why they decided to keep this a secret. As we’ve established, their entire relationship is a complete fabrication. However, it’s not like they’re not happy together: their public displays of affection and the fact that they’ve participated in multiple rescue efforts for animals means they’re still the genuine article. Still, we have to wonder: was this a case of too much honesty? Is Robert Pattinson finally ready to tell the truth and be heard?

We can’t be certain why or how this romance came to be. However, considering their history, their decision to keep this a secret makes sense. They had their whole life laid out before them and decided to be adults about what was happening. This is a far cry from the usual teen fushia and pop stars pairing up to create a media firestorm. Still, it seems that Bella and Robert were determined to make the right decision for both of them. It’s not like they didn’t have other options: they could have gone the traditional route and eloped, just like many other celebs have done in the past. Instead, they chose to grow up, be adult, and make the right decision for both of them. So, while we don’t know exactly why they decided to keep this a secret, at least we know it wasn’t for financial gain.

The Beginning

So, where do we begin? Well, if you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know exactly where we’re going with this. We’re going to begin with Bella Hadid and Robert Pattinson’s meeting: how they found each other and began dating. From there, we’ll take you on a tour of their amazing romance, which is still going strong, nearly a year later.