Lovers of the British actor Robert Pattinson and the Twilight film series may be overjoyed at the news that he and his wife Kristen Stewart have decided to grow their family. The couple wed in February 2011 in a romantic London ceremony and are now mum to their baby daughter Scout. The actor is also the father to nine-year-old daughter Alice and eight-year-old son Zachary from a previous relationship with model and dancer FKA Twigs. The family lives in a 12,500-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air district.
The Growing Family
It was recently revealed that the “Twilight” couple were expecting their first child together. They announced the exciting news on Facebook, posting a photo of their baby girl Scout with the caption “We want to thank you for all your love and support. Having and raising a child has been the most rewarding experience of our lives. We love you all.”
The photo shows the proud parents-to-be holding hands as they look lovingly into each other’s eyes. It was also revealed that Scout’s godparents are the Scottish actor and comedian Rory Kinnear and his wife Vanessa. Kinnear is best known for portraying the role of Ned in Disney’s 2013 film adaptation of “Game of Thrones”.
The couple’s publicist confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight, saying that the star was ‘deep in [the] birth process” and that ‘hope[d] to make the announcement soon”. Although there is no word yet on when the couple will make the birth of their baby public, the news has undoubtedly sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy, with users speculating on when the little one’s arrival will be. Most are keen to see the birth announcement after so long a wait following Twilight’s blockbuster success and global fame.
Marriage And Family
Pattinson married television personality Stewart in a romantic ceremony and family reunion in London back in 2011. The newlyweds both attended the prestigious Cambridge School of Art for their undergraduate studies and graduated in 2004. After their university days were done, they moved into a large house in Hampstead, north London, with their respective families.
The “Twilight” actor has been open about the family-related pressures that come with fame. In an interview with The Independent in 2014, he admitted that being a father is “more demanding” than acting. He explained: “You don’t get any time off, obviously. So that’s quite a juggling act. At the same time, it’s also quite amazing, in a way. Because it’s quite an honour.” The actor went on to say that being a father is “a totally different dynamic” from being an actor and that he is “grateful” for having the opportunity to raise his family in the ways he’s most comfortable.
Stewart has previously spoken out about the demands that being married to one of the world’s most popular actors put on her. In 2015, she said that she and her husband were “very blessed” to have found each other and that their fame wasn’t affected by their relationship. She went on to say: “There is no such thing as fame or celebrity when you’re in love. It’s not about that. It’s about what’s important to you.”
The actress and her husband have been very private about the details of their wedding day, only inviting a select number of people to attend the ceremony, which took place at St. John’s Church in Hampstead. The guests included the couple’s parents, Mike and Debo Stewart, as well as their friend and celebrity makeup artist Carole White. White created Stewart’s iconic red-carpet makeup looks and was best man at the wedding. She also credited White with helping to transform Stewart from a “gorgeous piece of meat” into a “sensational” actress.
In 2015, Stewart admitted that she and Pattinson had been discussing the possibility of expanding their family for some time. At the time, she told Elle UK: “We’ve been talking since the day we met about having kids. I mean, we’ve known each other for such a long time. We’ve been through so much together. I feel like the world could use more couples like us.” She added: “I feel like we’re the lucky ones. We found each other when we were both at a place in our lives where having a baby was thinkable.”
More Than Meets The Eye
Aside from being parents, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are also business partners. The actress’ father, Mike Stewart, is the founder of the Mike Stewart Group, which manages the finances and investments for high-net-worth individuals and businesses. The company, which is based in London, was started in 1981 and currently has a network of offices worldwide.
Before joining the company, Stewart worked as a stockbroker for several years and later moved into the film and television production industry. She was first featured on the big screen in the 2009 comedy “I Love You, Man” and went on to appear in films such as “The Runaways”, “Tammy”, and “Personal Affairs”. In 2010, she landed the role of Bella Swan in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, the final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga. The same year, she also starred as Annie Bennett in the ITV comedy-drama series “Happy Valley”, which centers around the exploits of the friends and family of police sergeant Jonny Lee (played by actor Richard Arkinstall). She played the role of Annie for two seasons before leaving the show.
In 2012, Stewart made her directorial debut, helming the short film “The House of Gucci”. That same year, she also wrote, directed, and starred in the Sundance Film Festival award-winning dark comedy “Welcome To The Jungle”. Set in New York City’s fashion jungle, the comedy explores the way fame can shine a light on your darkest secrets and challenges society’s perceptions of beauty. The film also marked her first collaboration with cinematographer Mathew Radford. In 2014, she made her Broadway debut with a star-studded cast in Joe Papp’s revival of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. She also received a Tony nomination for her role. That same year, she published a memoir titled “Truancy” detailing her time as a high school dropout.
Pattinson has been quietly nurturing his career as an artist for several years, exhibiting his work in galleries across the world and even creating his own line of “Pattinson Paintings” for sale. He has also designed several artist’s palettes, including: “Pattinson’s Paris”, “Pattinson’s London”, and “Pattinson’s Milan”. In 2009, he collaborated with British artist Grayson Perry on a set of prints titled “Flatmates”, depicting domestic scenes involving couples living together. Perry has also designed a bottle of hand sanitiser for Pattinson, which he uses every day before performing.
Fashion And Beauty
Aside from being an actor, director, and artist, Robert Pattinson is also a renowned fashion and beauty Influencer. In 2014, he launched his own line of products, titled “Robert Pattinson Beauty”, within the Italian brand Moroso and designed a limited-edition “skinning table” to promote the range. The sleek, stainless steel device is used to remove outer layers of skin for cosmetic purposes. When worn on the wrist, it feels a little bit like using a pair of safety scissors. The skinning table was made available for purchase within the Moroso stores in Italy and was subsequently launched in several other countries including the UK.
Pattinson is also credited with helping to popularise the ‘skinimalism’ trend, which encourages people to go au naturelle with their skin and expose it to the elements. Before he married Stewart, the couple were engaged in a secret romance and were subsequently spotted spending a lot of time together. In 2010, they were even pictured kissing as they arrived at an airport, with their engagement then-reportedly being kept a huge secret. The engagement was later made public and in February 2011, the couple wed in a small ceremony in London before settling down in LA. They kept the surprise of their pregnancy secret for several months before announcing the exciting news on Facebook, which has since become one of the most liked and commented on public statuses on the social media site.