While most people are preparing for Christmas, actor and musician Robert Pattinson is single and focused on his acting career. The heartthrob, whose latest film “Cosmos” was released on December 12, has just wrapped up a yearlong stint on the London stage alongside Harry Potter star Emma Watson. He’s also just wrapped up a world tour with American artist Katy Perry and released his third studio album, “Pattinson,” on December 11. The Grammy winner has been dating actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley since May 2014 but their engagement was cut short when they called off their wedding six months later.
Since then, he hasn’t been shy about opening up about his romantic life and new relationship with model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. While speaking with Rolling Stone magazine in October 2014, he said:
“I prefer to be alone rather than in a relationship. Right now, I really like my life how it is.”
Since then, he’s dated singer Lyka Maraj, stylist Rachel Zoe, and, most recently, socialite and artist Amalia Farrow. Despite all of this attention, he maintains that he’s “not looking for a relationship right now.”
So, where does that leave his fans and the LGBTQ community? Will he finally settle down with the woman he loves? Or will he remain single forever?
Here’s a closer look at Robert Pattinson’s romantic history and his current relationship status.
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While many actors seek fame and fortune, Pattinson is more interested in the character he plays. The 25-year-old British actor made a name for himself playing the loveable and brooding vampire Edward Cullen in the blockbuster vampire trilogy, “The Twilight Saga.” The series, which began with 2008’s novel “Twilight” and was followed by 2009’s “New Moon” and 2011’s “Eclipse,” was a global phenomenon and made Pattinson a household name.
Critics hailed the performances, with many calling him the male version of actress Anne Hathaway. He won a GLAAD Media Award for his portrayal of the undead and accumulated over 300 award nominations, winning 28 to his name. His success landed him on the cover of magazines around the world and at a red carpet event, he was estimated to be worth £30 million ($41.8 million) based on his earnings alone.
While fans await the next installment in the series, due in 2019, they can take solace in the fact that life for the actor, and all those around him, has changed considerably since filming wrapped on “Eclipse.” Following the saga’s finale, he stepped away from public life and focused on his acting career, which he eventually put on hold to launch a music career. He signed with British record label Bella Union and released his debut single, “Take Me to Church,” in May 2013.
Pattinson’s first venture into music was a collaboration with producer Benny Blanco. Titled “Songs from the Silent World,” it was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, the author of the Cthulhu Mythos, and featured vocals from British songwriter Jack White. The singer-songwriter even contributed a writing credit to the record. It debuted at number seven on the Billboard Top 100 and remained in the top ten for three weeks. The album, which was released October 16, received mixed reviews but nonetheless marked a promising start to what would ultimately be a prolific career.
The Man Of Mystery
While many A-listers have found success in film and on the stage, Pattinson has chosen to remain relatively unknown. This is probably due, in part, to his decision to not publicize his professional life. He has rarely given interviews and prefers to keep his personal life out of public view. For the most part, his privacy has served him well. Few people know much about his private life, which is precisely how he wants it. He has made a living playing mysterious and elusive men and women who hold the power of life and death in their hands. It’s an image that has served him well and he has hardly tried to change it.
On April 14, 2014, Pattinson was seen picking up Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from a glamourous night out in London. The model was previously engaged to actor and former One Tree Hill star Scott Porter but called off their wedding in November 2013. Since then, she’s been linked to singer Frank Ocean and Kings of Leon drummer Matt Borbon, but nothing has come of it.
Pattinson and Huntington-Whiteley spent a lot of time together during filming on the fourth “Twilight” movie, which premieres in theaters around the world on December 13. The couple has been romantically linked ever since. They were first seen leaving a Christmas party in London in December 2014, followed by another date night in the city in January 2015.
A Private Life
While he may not be ready to share his personal life with the world, Pattinson has opened up about his love life in interviews. As expected, he’s talked about his close friendship with Harry Potter star Emma Watson, with whom he shares a flat in London. The two were first linked in 2011 after she guest starred on his music program, playing a character he calls a “tomboy witch.” They became close as she helped him recover from the loss of his mother when he was a child.
He’s also talked about his relationships with Maraj (2014), Zoe (2015), and Amalia Farrow (2018). While he has remained mostly silent on their status, he has opened up about the last one, sharing with Rolling Stone that he ended the relationship “a while ago” but has not ruled out the possibility of dating her again in the future. He has also said that while he enjoys a night out, he doesn’t like to mix business with pleasure and therefore he has yet to commit to any long-term relationships.
It seems that Pattinson is comfortable being an enigma, which is a quality that has made him so attractive to women. He’s made a career playing brooding men and women who hold the power of life and death in their hands, yet he’s somehow retained his youthful good looks. Is he looking for a meaningful relationship that lasts a lifetime? Or is he content to remain single and enjoy the peace and privacy that comes with it? Time will tell.