It seems like it was just yesterday when we were all in awe of Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Since the days of Edward and Bella, we’ve been treated to a steady stream of his antics, whether on or off-screen. We’ve learned he’s a bit of a ladies’ man, a bit of a party animal, and most importantly, he’s incredibly protective of his friends and family. But now that he’s single and spending more time with just himself, we’re learning a whole new side to this multi-hyphenate celebrity. For starters, we recently discovered he has a bit of a travel bug. As any frequent flier or frequent guest on Instagram knows, life in the big city isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As his Instagram posts reveal, when the opportunity to travel presents itself, he jumps at it. So far, his travel destinations include London, Paris, and New York City, with more cities on the horizon. Naturally, we assume that his new-found freedom and increased disposable income afford him all the travel luxuries he could dream of. But perhaps, the real reason he travels is to escape our pesky media hordes and get a break from the fame and fortune that accompany being one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Whatever the reason, we’re excited to see where this journey takes him. But until then, let’s rewind to the early days, when he was still finding his way as a young adult.

A Decent Cocktail Hour

One thing that’s always been apparent about Robert is that he enjoys a decent cocktail hour. A few weeks back, we were lucky enough to catch up with him at a private party in London. Mid-way through the night, he summoned us to the balcony for a drink, and then proceeded to tell us the tale of how he and his band came to be. While his stories are as interesting as ever, what stood out most was how approachable he is. This isn’t the same old Hollywood celebrity that we’re so used to seeing. For those of us lucky enough to get a peek into his personal life, he’s a different kind of celebrity. He’s approachable, down to earth, and just wants to be with friends. Unfortunately, his choice of venue that night wasn’t particularly conducive to a good old-fashioned conversation. But perhaps, it was also a way of keeping a lid on further speculation about his relationship status. After all, who knows what kind of person Eve may have revealed herself to be. Who knows how many other women Robert has been with since before he met Eve? Regardless, it was an insightful look inside the mind of one of our favorite celebrities.

A More Sophisticated Style

When it comes to fashion, we’re used to seeing celebrities wear the clothes that celebrities wear. But there’s something different about Robert’s approach to menswear. For starters, he’s more likely to accessorize than to simply dress in a plain T-shirt and jeans. We’ve seen him wear a plain white tee with a collarless shirt, a tie-waist dress with a floral print, and a silk smoking jacket with jeans. But his style doesn’t stop there. He also tends to gravitate towards more sophisticated styles. While we’re used to seeing him in bold, bright colors, mostly reds, blues, and yellows, he’s actually more of a fan of pastels. In addition to fashion, we’ve seen him wear various items of jewelry, including elaborate gold chains, bright turquoises, and teal blue earrings. He also wears a plain gold band on his right ring finger, which we assume is a fashion statement as much as anything else. His tastes in men’s wear are unique and we appreciate his efforts to experiment. While he may not always choose the most fashionable items, he does choose them with thought and consideration, which we find incredibly endearing. So, whenever we see a picture of Robert in a plain T-shirt and jeans, we know that his fashion choices are just an attempt to inject some variety into his style, rather than an indication of his relationship status.

A Backstage Pass To The Museums

Whether or not one cares for his movies, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer magnitude of his cinematic accomplishments. In addition to being one of the most recognizable faces in the world, he’s also an accomplished actor. Over the years, we’ve seen him play a variety of roles, from the tepid Edward to the dashing Harry Potter. But it’s not only acting that he’s achieved. He was also one of the first celebrity chefs to release a cookbook, which includes unique and delectable recipes inspired by his travels and cinematic triumphs. Since then, he’s gone on to host a variety of different television shows, including the aforementioned Making A Murderer and its companion series, The Case Against Edward Johnson. In the latter case, he examines the evidence and uncovers the facts, as well as the circumstances surrounding the 2005 murder of 19-year-old Teresa Halbach. This is the same man who once described himself as “kind of shy and retiring,” so it’s not like we didn’t know what kind of detective he would turn out to be. But even we were surprised by how much knowledge and enthusiasm he brought to the table. We also have to give credit to whomever decided that this information should be relayed to the public, as it’s certainly provided a wealth of interesting details about the mind of one of our favorite celebrities.

A Bit Of A Loyal Friend

To many of us, Edward Cullen, the only son of the famous scientist, Dr. Cullen, is more than just a sparkly vampire. He’s a bit of a big brother figure, and a friend whom we’ve come to rely on over the years. In light of this, it’s only natural that we’d want to know more about his friendship with Robert. To start with, he doesn’t have many friends, as he tends to keep to himself unless he meets a fellow vampire, in which case, he’ll become best friends with the person he’s hanging out with. This is probably the biggest change we’ve seen in Robert in the past few years. He used to be the flashy, style-conscious member of the Twilight cast, often parading around in outrageous outfits. But now that he’s a solo act, we see a completely different side to him. Perhaps this is a result of him wanting to take a step back from the limelight and focus on being the best father he can be to his baby girl, Matilda. Whatever the reason, it’s interesting to see this newfound friendship play out in the open. We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that he’s continued to support and defend Edward since their on-screen acquaintance began. Perhaps this is because they have something in common. Both of them are single parent fathers, which is why they’ve been able to form such a close bond. Whatever the reason, we’re happy to see that even off-screen, they still manage to remain such good friends. For the record, Edward’s daughter, Esme, also has a close bond with Robert’s daughter, Amelia. We would guess that this is because they’re both only children and have a similar bond with their parents. But we digress.

An Intimate Evening With Ms. Demeanor

If we’ve learned anything about Robert over the years, it’s that he has a very intimate relationship with his fans. It would seem that his close relationship with his friends and family is extended to his admirers as well. We’ve seen pictures of him with various celebrities and public figures, but rarely have we seen him with as many as he had surrounding him at the Dakota apartment building on Saturday night. We counted at least 15 different famous faces, ranging from musicians to politicians. This is the type of crowd that usually awaits a famous person, regardless of whether or not they’re famous for acting or fashion. It was slightly overwhelming to say the least. And since he’s never been one to shy away from a good party, it’s not like he had anything to worry about. He even took the time to speak with several of the people that surrounded him, including the head of the British Film Institute, who is also the mother of one of the attendees. He may also have spoken with Prime Minister Theresa May, who was in attendance at the event. If she wasn’t already his friend, he would have certainly become one after this intimate meet and greet. Naturally, we assume that the conversation was about his upcoming trip to the UK to accept an award for Best International Actor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. But who knows? Stranger things have happened, and it’s always nice to have a friend in high places. Even if it is a virtual stranger.