He may not yet be officially a father, but Robert Pattinson has already accomplished something notable: becoming a husband. The actor tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, FKA Twigs, in late October, and the happy couple welcomed their first child, a girl, in August.
The actress isn’t the only one who will be making an appearance on the big stage soon either. According to the latest reports, Pattinson is set to become a granddad for the first time, as his daughter, Mia, from his first marriage, is expecting a baby with her husband, Tom Petty.
The 42-year-old actor is best known for his role as Quentin Tarantulinu in the 2008 film “Death Proof,” but he has also appeared in other high-profile projects, including “Water for Elephants” and “The Lost City of Z.”
Pattinson has been dating Twigs since 2010 and appeared alongside her in the 2012 film “Gimme All Your Love.” The romantic comedy focused on their courtship and its effects on their families, especially Pattinson’s daughter, Emilia. In the film, Twigs’ character helps her father deal with Emilia’s crush on a childhood friend.
Pattinson is no stranger to being the object of a woman’s affection. He publicly acknowledged Emma Watson’s affections for him in 2016, and he even sang her song “Alone” at the 2016 Grammys, proving that he can be sweet when he wants to be.
Despite the fact that he is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, the actor has never explicitly said if he is interested in marriage or a family of his own. On the one hand, he has spoken about the importance of love, which some have interpreted as meaning he is not interested in a traditional family life. But on the other hand, his 2012 song “Solveig’s Song,” which he performed with his band, the Pattinson Twins, suggests that he wants to start a family as soon as possible. The lyrics say:
“Solveig’s Song / Will be on my lips each time: / You’re coming, / Bringing your love and your heart, / Leaving all your friends behind.”
The song ends with the following lines:
“Will you marry me? / I will, if you will.”
Pattinson has been a vocal and active supporter of marriage equality, and he has often spoken out about the importance of family and committing to a partner. The “Death Proof” director, Chuck Russell, described the actor as “one of the most remarkable men [he] had ever known” in an interview with Vanity Fair. “He was so intelligent and kind and caring,” he said. “And he was a real family man. He was very close to his kids, especially his daughter.”
Pattinson is well-known for his private and public philanthropy as well. He has worked with UNICEF and World Vision to provide health care and educational opportunities to children in impoverished regions. He has also contributed to various animal-related charities, including the Humane Society, World Wildlife Fund, and the ASPCA.
Last but not least, we would like to remind our readers that “Death Proof” was not the only time that Pattinson’s career was featured on the silver screen. In 2010, he starred in the acclaimed “Remember Me,” alongside Cate Blanchett. The two-part film told the story of an alcoholic mother (Blanchett) who tries to convince her estranged husband (Pattinson) to give her a second chance. The film “Wild” was released two years later, and it also starred and was directed by Blanchett. In it, she played a divorced mother who goes on a search for her missing son, with whom she shares an unusual bond. Her character is based on renowned wildlife photographer Cheryl Strywinski.
To this day, Pattinson is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. But perhaps it’s time for the actor to find “the one” and start a family.