Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson may be as famous for their on-screen chemistry as they are for their off-screen romance. Since meeting in 2011, the Hollywood idols have been spotted everywhere together, whether they were enjoying an evening out or holding hands at an LA nightclub. They were even featured in a 2013 issue of _Vanity Fair_ kissing and laughing as Prince William and Kate Middleton looked on._ Since their fair isle romance was exposed to the world, it wasn’t long before fans started dreaming of their own happily-ever-after. And if Hollywood is any indicator, their wishes may come true sooner than we think.
Whether you’re an avid Suki Waterhouse or Robert Pattinson Facebook fan, you may have been bombarded with countless sappy ‘wedding proposals’ and ‘engagement announcements’ after the news of their steamy romance broke last year. But what if I told you that, even before their famous encounter in 2011, the two were totally, completely and utterly infatuated with each other? And not just in a friendly, brother- sister sort of way?
Since neither of them ever officially confirmed their relationship status, it’s no secret that they may have had their fair share of on-screen and off-screen chemistry. While filming the indie movie _Goodbye Stranger_ in 2017, co-star Elizabeth Olsen opened up about her friendship with Waterhouse and how they would prank each other while filming. “We used to play a game where we would pretend that we were a married couple, so we would do all of the things you would do if you were married,” she said in an interview with _Entertainment Tonight._
Since then, the pair’s undeniable celebrity has only intensified their romance’s appeal, leading to a rash of wedding proposals and engagement announcements. But how did this deep, passionate infatuation with one another begin? Let’s take a trip back in time to the early 2000s…
The Early Years
Suki Waterhouse was born in 1985 and raised in a small town in Northern California. Her mother is Japanese and her father is English, a fact that undoubtedly contributed to her unique looks. At the age of eight, she began playing the harp and fell in love with the instrument. By the time she was in high school, she was already playing in an orchestra and had won several local talent shows with her exquisite harp playing. She eventually became the school’s top student and was admitted to the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in music, business and economics.
It was during her time at university that Waterhouse started developing her acting skills. She was spotted by a talent agent while auditioning for a role in a play and was subsequently signed to a three-year contract. After completing her studies, Waterhouse found work in both television and film and was immediately cast in her first leading role, in the indie movie _The House Of Gucci,_ alongside designer Kate Spence. The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy _Married Life_ and was chosen by her fans as “Sexiest Woman of 2017”.
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The Inspiration For Suki’s “Darling, Please Don’t Leave Me”
It was after her father had an accident that changed her life forever. While kayaking with her family during a summer vacation, he fell off of a boat and was pulled underwater. Thankfully, he survived and eventually made a full recovery, but the incident left a lasting impression on Waterhouse. While her family was safely back in their kayaks, she watched in horror as the water gradually engulfed her father. It was then that she vowed to never let anything bad happen to her loved ones and created a mantra: “Darling, please don’t leave me.”
In 2006, Waterhouse was cast as the female lead in the romantic comedy _Saved By The Bells_ and received good reviews for her performance. Around this time, she was also contacted by the producers of the TV show _Darling Companion,_ who were looking for a female singer to pen the theme song. She ended up writing and recording “Darling, Please Don’t Leave Me,” which served as the theme song to the show. When the first season of _Darling Companion_ ended, Waterhouse was inundated with fan mail and had to stop taking her phone calls. She even received a marriage proposal from a listener who heard her play the song during one of the shows’ season finales.
The Making Of The “Darling, Please Don’t Leave Me” Music Video
To accompany the song’s release, Waterhouse and her team of musicians, film producers and choreographers shot a music video for “Darling, Please Don’t Leave Me.” The video opens with Waterhouse lying on a beach dressed in a bikini, with waves crashing around her. As she sings, tropical foliage and palm trees appear on screen, as if magically brought to life by an extravagant B- movie director. Scenes of the songstress in various outfits and with different hair and makeup styles are intercut with close-ups of her intensely expressive, pearl-encrusted eyes. In an interview with _Teen Vogue_, Waterhouse said of the video:
The video was really fun to film because it was this dreamy, romantic story. We had this beautiful setting with the beach and the waves crashing, and the sun is rising. The song itself is very special to me; it’s the first song I ever wrote as an adult. It’s about trying to hold on to this moment and not let go of the one you love. That’s what the song is about — the fear of losing something you love.
After The Breakup
The songstress would go on to star in several more movies, including _The Test_ and _The Rider,_ and released several more singles, including the chart-topping “Touch” and “Only Hearts.” Although she was happily married to songwriter Jack Antonoff from 2010 to 2014, the break-up of that union in 2014 led to Waterhouse entering a very private place in her life. While she hasn’t given up on the dream of being married one day, she’s largely kept her celebrity lifestyle private, spending more time at home with her family and friends. Since then, she’s remained committed to her music and has continued to write and record tracks, often focusing on love and heartache. The singer recently gave birth to a baby girl.
Why Is Everyone In Such A Rush To Propose?
It’s well-established that love is on the rise, finding its way into the hearts of older generations and even some of the younger set. According to American Institutes for Stress and Anxiety, 18- 34 year olds are more likely to report feeling happy and satisfied in their relationships, as well as more likely to say that they intend to marry their partner. The difference? This group tends to be more open about their feelings, which has led to a rise in proposals over the past several years. In fact, the American Institute of Stress and Anxiety reports that 44% of millennials would propose to their significant other within the first few months of dating.
While we celebrate this newfound commitment to one another, it’s still important to keep the traditional aspects of a ‘wedding’ in mind. According to the American Institute of Stress and Anxiety, a wedding is still considered one of the most stressful life events an average person can go through. It’s common for brides to slip into a hypnotic trance during the ceremony, which can cause the stress to compound. Just imagine an already- nervous groom trying to work his way through a wedding ceremony in front of hundreds of his family and friends, while the bride- to-be is oblivious, caught up in her own daydreams. Now, that’s worth feeling nervous about!