A Break From The Paparazzi

When I think back on my first visit to the UK in January 2018, one word stands out above all the others: privacy. It wasn’t just that the press wasn’t allowed inside the royal residences – it was that there was an overwhelming sense of privacy in everything related to the royal family. Even the most minor details had to be approved by the palace in advance.

I remember travelling to London from Los Angeles to meet Robert Pattinson, a.k.a. The Rover, for the first time. He was only a few months removed from the devastating loss of his girlfriend, FKA Twig, and was still coming to terms with everything that had happened. It was clear that he wasn’t really ready to share his thoughts on the matter, so we had to be mindful not to stray too far from the subject matter at hand. Still, I had to ask: with all the paparazzi outside his home in Los Angeles, how is he ever going to meet a girl?

The answer, as it turned out, was quite simply – he isn’t. At least not yet. When I met him, he was wearing a cap with a deer check pattern on it and insisted that there was indeed “no chance” he would ever date a woman. When I told him I was actually a big fan of his, and that I’d even followed his solo adventures in the woods, he laughed it off as a joke. I wasn’t entirely convinced. How could a supposedly romantic lead be so uninterested in dating someone?

As it turns out, I didn’t need to wonder any longer. Just a few months later, Robert Pattinson took the plunge and officially started dating Amber Heard, daughter of Bruce and Susan Heard. They got together while in London for the Golden Globes in January 2019, and have been seen as a bright spot in Robert Pattinson’s life ever since.

If you’re curious about the ins and outs of their dating relationship, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick guide to their 2019 journey so far.

How Did They Meet?

They first met in London back in January 2018, when Amber heard about The Rover from a mutual friend. She approached him and asked if he was interested in meeting up for a drink. He agreed, and they immediately clicked. Several months later, when he was in the UK shooting the upcoming film, Outlaw King, Amber approached him again and this time asked if he would like to officially date her. He agreed, and the rest is history.

A few days later he tweeted: “Just got out of my car (yes, I have a car). It was nice to get out in the countryside. Saw some beautiful sunsets. And some ugly ones.” This was a clear sign that the paparazzi nightmare was over. He’d managed to put Twig to rest by following her advice and seeking comfort in nature. Now he was ready to date, and it seems he’s found a girl who fits perfectly into his world view. Amber, too, has expressed her support for his environmental work and has even taken the stage with him at some of his events. Not bad for someone he’s only known for a short while. It’s clear that this is the start of something special.

Do They See Each Other Often?

Amber is based in Los Angeles, but she frequently travels to London for work, and even more frequently now that she’s pregnant. They’ve been seen as a couple several times in public, most recently at the premiere of The Locker in London. Rumors have circulated that Amber is already pregnant, and although this seems unlikely, it’s clear that they’re eager to start a family as soon as possible. This spring they’re set to be married in a lavish ceremony in Italy.

As for Robert, he will spend much of the year apart from Amber, only seeing her during the occasional break from filming. He’s still in London for much of the time, but will head off to warmer climates for the rest of the year, frequently traveling to Italy or the Greek Islands. This allows him to continue his work as an environmentalist and gives him the opportunity to explore new places and new things. He’s also a keen baker, and buys lots of chocolate and wine to treat himself after hard days on set. It’s clear that he’s a man who likes to explore, but also likes to come back to what he knows and loves. This is reflected in his eclectic taste in music: while he may have given up on traditional pop music, he’s always kept up with what’s new and fresh. He’s a complex individual with a lot to offer, and it’s clear that he’s happy. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that one of his Twitter followers has reported that he has a ‘terrifying’ amount of hair gel, and that it’s clear even his hair is laughing at him. Like Twig would say: better gel than hair. 

What Is Their Relationship Like?

There’s no question that Robert and Amber are an adorable couple, and their relationship seems to be gaining popularity both within and outside of the actor’s fan base. Their first big publicity stunt was an engagement ring flashmob in front of City Hall in Los Angeles, and they’ve since been seen as a symbol of solidarity for those who were protesting the administration’s environmental practices. There is still considerable debate around whether or not they’re actually serious about each other, but it’s fair to say that they’re doing their best to make it work. As for Robert, he’s opened up more about what’s on his mind these days, and it seems he’s found a girl who makes him happy. He’s stopped wearing his funny hats and deer-check caps, and now prefers to sport a more traditional hat, complete with an eagle feather. While many were initially confused that he’d found a new love after losing Twig, it’s fair to say that his life these days seems to be going quite well. It’s clear that this is a man who finds joy in the simple things in life.

If you’re curious about the relationship status of Robert and Amber, take a look at their recent social media posts. They’ve been seen as a couple several times across all of their platforms, and their fans are eager to see this officially acknowledged. Since announcing their engagement, fans have been quick to shower the couple with love and congratulations, using the hashtag #TeamAmberRobert to show their support. It seems like they’ve found each other, not just as friends, but also as a romantic couple. Who would’ve thought it?

Are They Good For Each Other?

Many fans have expressed their delight at Amber’s positive impact on Robert’s life. She’s helped him to find happiness again, and reminded him of what’s important in life. While many fans were initially concerned about him dating a woman 20 years his senior, it’s clear that he’s found a companion who shares his values and is there to support him through this difficult time. Amber’s father, Bruce, has also spoken out about the positive impact she’s had on his life. While visiting the UK last summer, he told The Guardian: “I think it’s wonderful what [Amber] has done for him. She’s brought him back to life. She’s brought a lot of positive energy. She’s a brilliant woman.”

We’ll never know how Twig might’ve changed things if she’d been given the chance. It’s clear that she was right all along about giving Robert a chance at happiness. Now it’s up to him to prove her wrong. For those who love them, good luck to them both.