The ex-girlfriend of actor Robert Pattinson filed for bankruptcy Friday, just one day after news broke of their high-profile breakup. A rep for the actor declined to comment on the matter.
Katie Holmes, the actress and former wife of superstar Harry Potter who is also the mother of his seven-year-old son, was previously engaged to be married to Robert Pattinson. The couple had planned to wed in 2011 but postponed the wedding until early 2013 at the suggestion of Katie’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. The couple had also planned to have a Hindu wedding ceremony but later announced they would not be following the tradition.
The two were first linked in 2007 when they were rumored to be an item. After several months of dating, they became engaged in September 2010 and were married the following April 2011 in a private ceremony at Katie’s family home in Los Angeles.
Katie filed for divorce from the actor in May 2016 and the couple’s separation was made public that August. The split came after seven years of marriage.
Filing For Bankruptcy
While preparing for their wedding, Robert and Katie were looking for a way to legally marry in California and settled on filing for bankruptcy jointly in May 2011. The petition was filed under Chapter 11 — a court-supervised procedure whereby business owners can rework their finances without having to file for bankruptcy. It is interesting to note that after the wedding ceremony, Katie chose to file for bankruptcy individually rather than continue to be married to Robert on an individual basis.
This was most likely due to their drastically different station in life. The former celebrity couple were once photographed attending a private party at billionaire Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Their respective divorces were finalized in August 2016 and Holmes is now estimated to be worth $150 million. According to Celebrity Networth, Robert Pattinson currently has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
If you’re curious about how their respective net worths compare to the $150 million figure, check out the infographic below:
Now that they’re single again, Robert Pattinson is reportedly looking to make amends with his ex-girlfriend. In a recent interview with the publication, Grazia, he said he was “deeply sorry” for cheating on her and that he was “truly, truly hoping” they could work things out. They have a son together named Cosmo, who was born in March 2015.
According to the interview, Robert Pattinson also said he’s “learned a lot” from their relationship:
“[We are] very different people, brought together under the same roof. But we grew up together, we learned together. And I really appreciate all of that. I probably wouldn’t be where I am now without her. She helped launch my career and was there through all of it, and I couldn’t thank her enough for that. I don’t think I could ask for a better wife or companion than Katie. So I’m truly, truly hoping we can work things out and be together as a family.”
The 53-year-old actor is still trying to shake off his cheating ex-girlfriend status. In a bid to win Katie back, he reportedly hired a former bodyguard to pose as his boyfriend for a week so he could woo her with gifts and attention. According to TMZ, the actor allegedly did this to see if she would welcome him back after he cheated on her. If she did, he could then ask her to forgive him and the two could try to work things out.
While there’s no denying the media attention that comes with being the son of a wealthy superstar and being romantically linked to a high-profile celebrity, it appears Robert Pattinson has learned his lesson and is determined to lead a normal life. He reportedly wants to be a supportive father to his son and make friends with regular folk. He wants to continue down the acting path that brought him success and security in his family but without being typecast as the famous child of a famous couple.