Rumors are swirling that former “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson is taking a break from social media. The “Good Life” singer, who shares a love for vintage clothing and luxury brands with his 1.7 million Twitter followers, hasn’t been seen in public since June 19, when he and his girlfriend, the social media star Bella Hadid, were photographed arriving at LAX. People magazine reporter Christina Bilbao was among the first to notice something was up when she couldn’t find any pictures of the couple on social media platforms.
Although they haven’t been spotted in public together since then, the couple has continued to celebrate important milestones in their relationship, such as Bella’s 21st birthday, with loving messages on social media. Since their breakup, Robert has remained largely unavailable for interviews, and has deleted his Twitter account altogether.
In light of these developments, it’s important to consider why the former child actor and singer took off from social media in the first place. According to the 56-year-old actor, it’s all about protecting his mental health.
Why Is Mental Health So Important?
In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, Robert revealed that he had been feeling “very alone” since the end of his relationship with Hadid. “I needed to take a step back and be with people who I felt could help me,” he said. “I’m blessed to have this many followers, but I also understand that a lot of them are just fans. So it’s nice to have that balance.”
For years, the “Twilight” star had to constantly worry about his image and make sure that he was doing the right thing for his fans. During that time, he confessed that he developed an unhealthy obsession with social media, checking his account hundreds of times a day. He eventually decided that he needed to take a break from the platform in order to protect his mental health. “I couldn’t keep up with the amount of pressure that was put on me,” he said. “I needed to take a step back and be with people who could help me. So I deleted my Twitter account.”
While it’s great to see Robert taking a break from social media, his disappearance will certainly be missed by fans who grew to love and respect him for his charming, funny, and sometimes shocking tweets. Hopefully, he will return to the platform when he feels ready, as he certainly has much to say and share with the world.
What Is He Saying Now?
Since deleting his Twitter account, Robert has been doing his best to keep fans informed about what he’s been up to. The most recent development to emerge is his new fragrance, “Robert Pattinson For Men.” The scent, which is available for purchase in “boucheries and specialty shops across the globe,” is described as a “dark, sensual oriental scent” in an official bottle description. The fragrance will be represented in the form of “an elegant porcelain statue” engraved with the name “Robert Pattinson” as well as the inscription “For Men.”
While a release date has not yet been set, we can probably expect to see more information about this exciting new project in the coming months.
Why Are People Obsessing Over This Breakup?
After almost a year of being private, it’s no secret that Robert and Hadid’s relationship took everyone by surprise. The couple, who started dating in March 2018, initially kept their engagement quiet, only announcing the news a few weeks before the Cannes Film Festival in May. Even then, they didn’t offer any details about why they decided to get hitched so fast, and it wasn’t until June that they revealed the reason: They are expecting their first child together, a son they plan to name Bodhi. That same week, People magazine revealed the pregnancy news in an exclusive story.
The engagement and subsequent baby news has resulted in a media frenzy, with countless articles and talk show appearances by Bella and Robert. The “Good Life” singer was even dragged into the 2018 USA Olympiad debate, where he passionately spoke in support of the country’s youth. Days after the conversation went live, Twitter was flooded with people calling for his deportation for “offending” Americans during his appearance on their platform.
While it’s important to give Robert his due credit for sharing his thoughts on such important issues, it’s also important not to lose sight of the fact that he and Hadid are going through a very difficult time right now. Theirs is a story that isn’t just being written on the pages of gossip magazines, but is something that is genuinely affecting their lives. This is why it’s so important to give them space to deal with their problems in the only way that they know how: privately.
Even as public interest in their relationship has waned, it still seems that people are more interested in talking about it than they are in listening to what the couple has to say. As challenging as this time is for them, it will all be worth it in the end, and they have our respect and admiration for sticking it out this long.
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