It’s been in all the tabloids for the past week, but now that the rumors have officially begun, we thought it was time to take a closer look. What is the Robert Pattinson-Venus Rumor, and does it really matter?

What Is It?

If you follow celebrity news at all, you’ll know that Robert Pattinson has been linked to multiple famous women. The rumors began when the tabloid Daily Mail published a story saying that “Bella Thorne and Robert Pattinson Are at the Center of a Romance Hotting Up,” noting that the couple had spent a lot of time together. Since then, multiple other headlines have chronicled the star’s romantic escapades.

While there is no denying that Pattinson is a beautiful man and all women would love to be his girlfriend, it’s important to remember that these rumors are largely meaningless. What is important is the way that Pattinson chooses to handle the “opportunity” and the lasting influence that these kinds of stories might have on his personal life.

Why Does It Matter?

In an interview with the Mail, Pattinson dismissed the rumors saying, “There’s been a lot of talk about me and my private life, but that’s all it is—talk. I don’t want to be characterised by something so shallow as rumour and gossip. It’s not about fame, it’s about creating a legacy.”

Given that he’s a professional actor, this might come as a bit of a surprise. After all, this is the same man who played a vampire in the Twilight movies, a role that made him one of the most recognizable faces in recent pop culture history. If he’s dismissive of the gossip, maybe it’s because he doesn’t believe that this sort of thing will affect his personal life. After all, this is the same man who has had a very public — and incredibly devoted — fan base since he first took on the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga.

If this is the case, then it’s high time that he starts denying these rumors. It would be such a disappointment if he ended up dating a famous person and then acted like everything was normal (heck, even sharing an intimate moment with them would feel normal compared to what he’s been through in the past).

What Now?

The rumors will no doubt continue to circulate, particularly since they’ve been so heavily covered by the media. While there is undoubtedly a great deal of interest in seeing how Robert Pattinson handles this “opportunity” (we can’t help but wonder if he’ll regret not accepting Camille’s advances after all), it’s probably not something that we’ll ever find out. After all, he’s already said that he doesn’t want to be defined by tabloid stories. What he needs now is to get back to acting and leave the talk show circuit as soon as possible. Having said that, this is all still pretty fascinating.