The news that Robert Pattinson is set to tie the knot with FKA Twigs has sparked heated debates about the marriage proposal and the upcoming nuptials. Many are questioning whether Pattinson, who is best known for his high-profile relationship with Bella Hadid, is prioritizing his bride’s career over his own. Some have even gone as far as to suggest that he may be setting a dangerous precedent by doing so. So let’s take a look at the facts regarding the 32-year-old British actor’s salary.

How Much Does He Earn?

According to the most recent report from Celebrity Net Worth, Pattinson’s salary is a fairly modest $16,000 per week. That makes his estimated salary for the year $544,000. Adjusted for inflation, that would be almost $700,000 in 2019. The British actor has been in the public eye since he was 17 years old when he appeared in a teen drama called The Rover. Since then, he has racked up countless accolades for his acting, with three Golden Globes, four BAFTA Award nominations, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame all being among his many achievements.

What Is His Net Worth?

If you were wondering how much money you’d need to be saving to afford a wedding like Pattinson’s, the answer is $8,000,000. That’s not exactly a walk down the aisles. According to the most recent figures from Celebrity Net Worth, Pattinson’s net worth is an estimated $15 million. In 2018, Forbes pegged his net worth at $20 million. So it would seem that the British actor is doing quite well for himself, especially considering that his earnings come mainly from movie roles and commercial endorsements. As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Pattinson’s “big break occurred in 2015 when he was cast in the Twixters’ video for the song “Whip My Hair.” Since then, he has accrued a sizable social media following, with over a million followers on Instagram and more than 500,000 on Twitter.

Do His Relationships Impact His Career?

While we’re on the subject of social media, let’s take a look at how Pattinson’s relationship with Hadid has affected his career. Over the course of the last two years, the actor has been open about his close bond with the model and in a January 2019 interview with Vanity Fair, he shared why he prefers to keep their personal life separate from their professional one:

“I don’t really get involved in other people’s relationships. I mean, I’m very close friends with [model] Kate [Moss], and with Bella [Hadid], but that’s as far as it goes. I’ve literally never even held hands with any of my co-stars…. I like to keep my private life private, and I think that’s the way I’ll keep this relationship. We’re just two people who are really happy together.”

Why Is He Choosing To Marry His Partner?

Pattinson has always been vocal about how much he favors a simple, honest life, and it would seem that his partner Twigs shares his sentiment. In a February 2019 interview with Vogue, the singer and model, who will wed in September, said that she wants a life of “introversion” and “simplicity” and looks forward to the day when she can put her career on pause to focus on raising a family.

“I want to be a wife, I want to be a mother, and I want to be a daughter. I want to grow up and be a wife and a mother. I think that will be the most wonderful thing in the world,” she told Vogue.

Is He Setting A Precedent?

While there is certainly no wrong way to be in a happy, committed relationship, some may argue that Pattinson is setting a dangerous precedent by choosing to prioritize his partner’s career over his own. In interviews over the years, the British actor has expressed his desire to remain single and focused on his work, and in January 2018, he told Entertainment Tonight: “I’d much rather do what I want to do than marry someone and have to give them my attention. I don’t want to do that. I want to focus on my career.”

Many journalists and some fans have questioned whether or not Pattinson will still call the shots in his private life once he gets married. As we’ve established, he has kept his personal life fairly private. So it’s difficult to judge whether or not he’ll be able to maintain this level of discretion once he gets hitched. But still, it’s an open secret that he’s committed to Twigs and their future family. In January 2019, a source told US Weekly that “Rob is so happy being engaged. I think he’s found the love of his life…. He adores Kate and her family…. They’re such a fun group of people. He feels like he’s found a tribe.”

Where Do His Career Options Go From Here?

Even if you have a successful Hollywood marriage story of your own, it’s still not easy to pinpoint exactly where your career will take you once you’ve said “I do.” Many actors who’ve gone ahead of schedule in life have found that their career peaked while they were still married. Maybe it’s time for Pattinson to cash in on his fame and strike while the iron is hot.

Forbes estimates that there are over 400 roles in the next five years that Pattinson could potentially sign on for. Should he decide to do so, he would be wise to prioritize Hollywood’s A-list future over B-list roles, the latter of which he has already proven he can turn down.

Marriage is a big step for anyone, even more so for an established Hollywood star. It’s an even bigger step for someone as private as Robert Pattinson, whose every move has been scrutinized since he was 17 years old. But as he’s shown, it’s possible to love someone and put your career first. Just make sure you’re both ready to take the plunge. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –