One of the hottest celebrity scandals of the year has to do with the heartthrob and actor Robert Pattinson. In June of 2019, it was announced that the “Beauty and the Beast” star had allegedly cheated on his fiancee, Bella Thorne. Allegedly. According to an exclusive report from TMZ, Pattinson had engaged in an affair with a female fan. TMZ reported that the two had been exchanging “sexts” for months, and that the texts revealed a “secret side” to the actor.

As shocking as the news was, it shouldn’t have been a total surprise. Pattinson has been known to keep secrets from journalists and the general public alike. In fact, considering his history of privacy breaches, it might be best if we didn’t trust anything he said about himself even before the scandal broke.

Here’s why you shouldn’t trust Robert Pattinson’s publicity strategy:

He’s Been Known To Keep Secrets

It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson has been keeping quite a few secrets over the years. One of the most startling examples of this is the fact that he’s been found to be lying about his age. In 2015, he was accused of faking his own kidnapping in 2012 to gain more attention. Later that same year, he was caught on tape allegedly shoplifting a Rolex watch. He was also photographed in a sexually provocative position with an underage girl. In 2019, it was reported that he’s been keeping a secret coven of witches and warlocks. Not exactly the image of an innocent young man, is he?

He Only Provides Minimal Details About His Personal Life

It’s one thing to keep a secret, it’s another to be so secretive about your personal life that you don’t even provide any details. This is essentially what Robert Pattinson did when he was asked about the scandal, or rather, alleged scandal. When pressed about the details of the affair, he gave only the following statement: “You know, everyone makes mistakes. Everyone.”

And how did the reporters covering the story respond to this unusual response? By asking for more details. And more details. And more details. One reporter even asked for a photo of the cheating partner to verify her identity. This is definitely not the behavior of an honest man. If he’s done nothing wrong, why are there so many details about his personal life? Why does everyone want to talk about his personal life? Why can’t he just be famous for his work?

He Uses Social Media To Get Attention

One of the most peculiar things about the scandal involving Robert Pattinson is that, as shocking as it was, it wasn’t a total shock. He’s been trying to stay in the public eye for as long as possible by using social media to gain as much attention as possible. This was most prominently demonstrated when he changed his Facebook cover photo to an image of himself posing with a dog. What was the dog’s name again? And why is Robert Pattinson posing with a dog on his Facebook page? The same question goes for all of his other social media accounts. It’s almost as if he’s trying to hypnotize the world with his Instagram feed.

He Engages In Self-Promotion

Even before the scandal broke, it was clear that Robert Pattinson was trying to self-promote, but in a strange way. On one hand, he’d post a series of photos of himself with celebrities and other important people. On the other, he’d post about his charitable work and efforts to save the environment. But mostly, he’d post about his music. And that’s what the media went back to over and over again. In fact, he’s posted nearly 300 times on his Instagram account since the beginning of June 2019. All of these posts are almost entirely self-promotional in nature.

He Engages In A Blogger’s Nightmare

One of the most peculiar things about the scandal involving Robert Pattinson is that it wasn’t a one-off incident. It wasn’t like he had one cheating scandal and then decided to be a good boy and be honest from that point on. Quite the opposite, it seems as though he’s been having cheating scandals ever since he got famous. In 2014, he was caught on tape allegedly cheating on his fiancee, Rosemarie Trovato. Since then, he’s been accused of cheating with numerous women. The most recent accusation comes from the aforementioned Bella Thorne. In light of all this, it’s no wonder that Robert Pattinson’s blog was filled with cryptic posts about himself and his fans. He knew that his cheating could be exposed at any moment, and he didn’t want to add another to his lengthy list of indiscretions.

He’s Been Having A Bit O’ Trouble

Even before the scandal broke, it was clear that Robert Pattinson was having some trouble. In January of 2019, he was removed from a flight because he didn’t look like the person the airline thought he was. He’d reportedly told the gate agent that he was going to London for a music video with his band, but the agent had other ideas. Apparently, there was already a passenger aboard who looked like Robert Pattinson, and the agent didn’t want to inconvenience the other person by having another person on board who looked like him as well.

In the end, it was all about the money. The agent wanted to make as much money as possible and avoid any hassles with the government. When confronted about the matter, Pattinson admitted that he didn’t have a passport and that he hadn’t looked into what kind of documentation the agent required. He also said that he’d only had one suitcase with him to London. Not exactly the image of a man who’d just spent the night on a beach in Bali with his newlywed wife. This wasn’t the first time this had happened either. In fact, it seems as though Robert Pattinson has been having a hard time getting his bags checked at the airport for years. It’s almost as if the airline employees know what he looks like and don’t want to help him out. So he has to make all these excuses just to get out of the airport.

He’s Changed His Story A Lot

It’s one thing to tell journalists that you’re sorry and that you made a mistake. It’s another thing to admit that you’ve been lying and that you never meant to do anything wrong. This is essentially what Robert Pattinson did when he was asked about the cheating scandal. When pressed on details about the affair, he said the following: “I’m not going to talk about my personal life, especially because I’m already embarrassed enough about it. I don’t think it’s right to drag anyone else into it as well. So, I’m just going to leave it at this: I made a mistake, I’m truly sorry and I’m trying to move on.”

And how did the journalists covering the story respond to this strange statement? By asking for more details. Even now, after all of this, he still doesn’t want to talk about the details of the cheating scandal. Why not? Who knows. Perhaps he feels guilty and doesn’t want to admit to it. Or perhaps he wants to keep his mistress secret and doesn’t want to tarnish his perfect image. Or maybe he thinks that the details will eventually come out and he’d rather not talk about it.

These Aren’t The Ideal Couples To Be Fooled By

It’s one thing to cheat on your fiancee, it’s another thing to do it with someone who doesn’t deserve to be involved with someone as wonderful and amazing as you. There’s a saying that a leopard can’t change its spots, and this is certainly true. While some people are capable of changing for the better, most people aren’t. The reason that this is such a dangerous liaison is that you’re essentially setting yourself up for heartbreak. A lot of heartbreak. And, considering his past, it doesn’t sound like Robert Pattinson is the most suitable partner for anyone.

What Will The Real Robert Pattinson Look Like?

One of the most curious things about the endless string of rumors and scandals that surround Robert Pattinson is that none of it has ever panned out. Or rather, it has but the details have always been questioned. Take, for example, the 2018 reports that he’d had a religious conversion experience and was now a full-blown Christian. Or the persistent whispers that he’d had plastic surgery. It seems as though no matter what Robert Pattinson does, no matter what he says, no matter how much he changes, at the end of the day, he’ll always be able to fool you. He’ll always be able to look exactly like the person you want him to look like. It’s a genetic miracle.