I can’t imagine a more adorable love story than that of Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson. The duo met on the set of The Interview back in 2012, and their first public appearance as a couple was at the New York Met Gala in May of that year. Since then, they’ve been on several memorable red carpets together and even more memorable dates. In between, the pair were seen at all kinds of events and festivities, most recently celebrating their one-year anniversary at the premiere of their new movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. In the film, Hiccup and his team of heroic friends and monsters are on a mission to save and protect the forest of Berk. The movie, which is currently sitting at number 6 on the box office list, is the perfect example of how to make a successful sequel. It’s not just about dragons, but the relationships between the characters that expand the story and make it more memorable. But, let’s be honest, nothing beats a good old-fashioned romance between an actor and his costar.

Even before they officially started dating, the two were always surrounded by a swarm of paparazzi. In fact, Reynolds even went above and beyond the call of duty when he volunteered to be the driver for Robert’s best friend, Lily Collins, who was working as a professional photographer at the time. Collins and Reynolds became good friends after that, and when the time came for them to pursue a romance, they did so with determination. The two finally made it official in May 2016, after dating for a year and a half. Since then, they’ve been spending most of their time together in New York City. So, let’s take a look back at their amazing relationship.

The Beginning Of A Perfect Match

It all started when Reynolds, who was already a fan of the Twilight series, went into the Twilight Room at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City to get a signature from Kristen Stewart. While there, he spotted a few paparazzi lurking around outside, and he asked if they wanted to come in for a picture with him. They said yes, and before he knew it, he was standing in front of a camera with a few of his favorite movie stars. The next thing he knew, he was being interviewed by a TV reporter about his new movie, The Light Between The Stations, which was premiering that very night. During the interview, he praised the work of director Rupert Sanders and said he hoped that Sanders would change his mind about making a sequel to the movie once they finished filming it. Then, just as everything was going smoothly, Sanders (the director) walked in, and the interview was over. After that, everything went back to normal, and he went home without any real idea of what happened that day.

The Sweet, Sophisticated Style

It’s been said that Reynolds is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, so it’s no wonder that he’s focused and determined to do good work. He also treats his fans with the same care and attention, frequently responding to any questions on social media, and even inviting them to his shows to meet him and talk about whatever’s on their mind. Although he’s incredibly humble and down to earth, it’s not hard to see why so many people love him. He’s got a good heart, and he treats others with the same kindness that he hopes they show him.

Robert has a very sweet and sophisticated style, and he often shows up to events looking perfectly dressed, even if he doesn’t have an outfit prepared. He almost always wears a shirt and tie, and he feels that this simple yet stylish look makes him look more like a prince than a movie star. He dresses well, but not too flashy or extravagant, and he always keeps things simple but elegant.

An Instagram-Worthy Relationship

I don’t have to tell you that Hollywood loves to post about their glamorous lifestyle, and it’s clear that Reynolds and Pattinson keep up with the trends. They always use the hashtag #ryanreynolds and #robertpattinson whenever they share an update on their relationship or a photo of themselves together on social media. Although they keep most of their Instagram feed private, we do get to see bits and pieces of their daily lives, which are quite the eye-candy.

Even when they’re not sharing pictures of themselves on social media, the two do a lot to keep in touch with their fans. For example, Reynolds regularly shares behind-the-scenes videos from the set of his movies and TV shows, while Pattinson does the same on his part. They also both make a point of responding to every letter and email they receive from fans. It’s clear that they care about their audience, and they want to make sure that their fans feel that they’re listening to their concerns.

The Inspiration For Their Own Show

Reynolds got his big break when he was cast in the role of Jay in the Broadway play, Avenue Q. The show is essentially a collection of pop songs set to lyrics, and it’s been a long time since he’d sung in front of a live audience. He’s been waiting to join a cast for a while, and this role finally gave him the opportunity to showcase his talents. Even before the play started, he bought a piano and started spending his days learning how to play it. Luckily, the play was a great success, and it later transferred to London. Since then, Jay’s become one of Reynolds’ signature characters, and he’s frequently seen with his arms wrapped around the guy’s neck.

The First Sign Of Trouble

After the Broadway run, Reynolds was offered several television guest spots, but he said no to all of them, eager to work on his own projects. Soon after, he started getting phone calls from multiple agencies, offering him a starring role in an upcoming comedy. He initially turned them down, but one of them, The Affair, won him over with its intriguing premise. The show follows a fortysomething Ben (Reynolds) who, after his perfect marriage ends in divorce, decides to try and relive the experience as a single man in Paris. The setting is reminiscent of the Eighty Years Farm, the independent family-run winery featured in High Fidelity, and there’s even a character who bears a striking resemblance to the film’s John Travolta. Unfortunately, The Affair wasn’t a great showcase for Reynolds’ considerable talents, and it was one of the first shows to be canceled after its premiere.

An Important Role In TV Drama

It’s been a while since Reynolds had a starring role in a TV show, and he was more than eager to return to the small screen. He was finally given the opportunity to lead a TV show when he was cast in the role of Scott Lang in the Marvel Studios project, Marvel’s Agent Carter. This series centered on Lang, an alcoholic lawyer who, after being arrested for aiding the escape of a criminal named Howard Stark, ends up working for the famous comic book character, Nick Fury. While on the set of the show, he was tasked with going through a list of potential locations for filming, and he chose a house near Central Park that had originally been built in the 1800s. He also brought his personal assistant and sidekick, Roger (Ross Marquand), with him from the set of Deadpool to the set of Agent Carter, as he liked the idea of having someone around who understood his crazy schedule. But, despite all these perks, the show’s producers warned him that it would be a long, slow, and tedious process, as there were so many hurdles to clear before he could start filming.

The Making Of A Movie

While Agent Carter was being shot, Reynolds had to keep on top of his work in the movies, as well as his TV show. To help him keep focused, he decided to write down everything he had to do, as it was too distracting to have all these people around him, asking questions. After finishing the script, he was overwhelmed with how big the project was going to be, and he quickly decided to hire some additional help. While he waited for the premiere of Agent Carter, he and his team of writers worked tirelessly to make sure the premiere went as planned.

He liked the script, but he didn’t exactly love it, as it was something he’d never done before. He found the whole process exhausting, as it had taken him a while to figure out where everything was going, and he wasn’t sure how much he liked the final product. Thankfully, it was well received by critics and audiences, and it gave Reynolds a springboard to launch his career.