As we’ve established, love is a strong word, and it’s one that Robert Pattinson has been playing with lately. After being caught kissing his leading lady, FKA Twigs, on the set of the forthcoming film, Manger, the British actor has been living in a state of joyful infidelity, enjoying the company of various women while also maintaining his long-distance relationship with Rose, the mother of his two children, Lydia and Damietta. Now that he’s found some stability and commitment with a woman he cares for, it seems like Robert has finally found the meaning of life, and it’s served him well on his whirlwind romantic journey.

As his rep confirmed to People magazine, the actor has married his longtime girlfriend, Sophia Bush, on Friday in a low-key ceremony in Los Angeles, opting for a “mutually consenting agreement.” According to People, the pair first met while filming 2010’s The Rum Diary, and have been living together for the last three years. Bush is the daughter of former President George Bush, and the sister of former Republican presidential candidate and Iraq War architect, Jeb Bush. She is also the great-granddaughter of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, so it’s no surprise that she and Robert would find solace in each other’s company.

While we don’t know much about Sophia’s reaction to finding out that she’d been married to the actor for 23 years, we can assume that it was a mix of emotions, joy and relief, considering she’d been struggling with infertility for much of the past decade, finally giving birth to their daughter, Ruby, in May 2019.

Speaking about their daughter’s arrival, Bush said: “I never thought I would love someone this much, and to have my daughter be a part of it, is indescribable. I feel incredibly grateful that she has given me the family I always dreamed of. We are thrilled to have Ruby join us on this exciting journey.”

Robert and Sophia’s story is a testament to the power of love and committed partnership, and it’s further proof, if we needed it, that no matter what your relationship status, commitment-phobia is no longer a valid reason to remain single. We can all thrive as a family, regardless of whether we have yet to meet the right person or not. It’s time to accept that love is love, and begin the search for that perfect partner, knowing that it’s more than likely out there. Because it’s better to be happy, than to live in regret, especially when you’re already 60 years young. Happy anniversary to you and your better half.