Lately, Robert Pattinson has been doing his best to stay out of the spotlight. Aside from a brief appearance yesterday at the Balenciaga fashion show, the 27-year-old actor has largely refrained from the media. While he’s been busy working on his next film, Midnight Sun, in Iceland, his publicist has explained that he wants to take a step back and focus on his personal life. On Friday, December 16, Rob shared some details about his personal life with Hollywood Uncensored. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
On Why He Chose to Get Married So Young
Rob has been open about his tumultuous relationship with FKA Twigs. In 2015, the 27-year-old singer/actress filed for divorce after only nine months of marriage, and their lawyers are still trying to settle the legal issues. However, despite the drama, Rob has always remained faithful to Fanny, his high school sweetheart and the mother of his daughter, Luna Rose. After spending nearly a year living together, the couple married in a small ceremony in London in November 2016. Although their separation is still not finalized, they have begun to co-parent their daughter. Luna was born in March 2016.
“It’s not been easy going through a divorce, but I think it was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Rob said. “I was really happy when Fanny and I got married. It was a decision that I made because I love her and I wanted to settle down with my wife. At the same time, I think that it was the best thing that ever happened to Fanny, too. She got to start over again and be with someone who truly cares about her.”
On Whether He’d Ever Consider Separating From Fanny
Although he’s very happy with Fanny, it’s not a given that the couple will remain together forever. In the past, Rob has acknowledged that they might eventually split up. Last summer, he opened up about their future together. “I have high expectations for myself and Fanny, but I don’t think that we should put a timeline on it,” he said. “It’s not realistic. Things happen. We’re not in a race. We want the best for each other.”
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Fanny revealed that she still has mixed feelings about their daughter. “I love being a mother, but sometimes it’s hard,” she said. “One of the hardest things is that I want to be there for my daughter, but sometimes I feel like a hindrance. With so little time left before she graduates from university, I’m scared that she’ll forget about me.”
On Having Fun In His Free Time
Since he doesn’t have any professional commitments right now, Rob has plenty of time to spend with his family and friends. In fact, the actor has done a remarkable job of carving out a fun but focused life. He spends his free time playing video games, going to the movies, practicing his acting, and working out. On a recent trip to Iceland, he even went scuba diving with his father. “It was amazing. We got to see all these beautiful creatures under the water,” Rob said. “I don’t know what came over me, but I suddenly felt like a complete stranger. It was like we were no longer connected. I kept thinking that it was my fault, like I did something wrong and scared them away. But it was actually fine. We had just grown too far apart.”
When asked about his past and future, Rob said that he doesn’t know what’s going to happen. “I’ve always been a bit of a mystery to myself, so I think that’s why I enjoy playing the role of Robert Pattinson,” he said. “I have no idea what kind of story I’m going to tell.”