Rumours of a break-up between Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson have been circulating for a while now. They have both been quite cagey with their public comments on the matter, but the last few weeks have seen a lot of speculation. It all started when Waterhouse released a statement to Hello! magazine, confirming that she and Pattinson had indeed ended their relationship.

It seems that Waterhouse and Pattinson had been spending a lot of time apart for a while now. The actress dated her Twilight co-star for more than two years before announcing their engagement back in May 2014. After an extremely brief and secretive wedding, the pair confirmed that they were indeed married in August that year. They have since sought to maintain a low profile, with Waterhouse focusing on her acting career and Pattinson prioritising his writing and directing projects.

Suki Waterhouse’s Confirmation

On Monday night, Waterhouse released a statement to Hello!, seemingly confirming that the couple had called time on their long-term relationship. In the statement, the 29-year-old actress apologised for keeping the public waiting so long for news of her ‘wedding’. She also made some cryptic comments about ‘opening up new possibilities’ for her and Pattinson. Although she did not confirm or deny whether she and Pattinson were still together, her representatives did comment: “She and Robert have been through a lot together and continue to grow as individuals and as a couple.”

Shortly after the confirmation of the break-up, Waterhouse appeared to confirm its veracity in a comment to Hello! magazine. When asked whether she would consider a reconciliation, she said: “Someday, who knows? But for now, we’re really happy that we can finally be together as a family.”

Rumours From The Bitter To The Sweet

Whether or not to believe the statement from Suki Waterhouse and Hello!, rumours about the break-up began to circulate almost immediately. As with most celebrity break-ups, there were both happy and sad tapers surrounding the Waterhouse–Pattinson split. Some fans were over the moon to hear the good news, while others felt cheated that the couple had not revealed their marriage was a mistake. The actress herself had even reportedly sought to apologise to her ex-fans for going ahead with the wedding. She had been inspired to do so after reading an Instagram comment which read “I just want to say that I’m so sorry that this happened to you. I hope you can forgive me.”

While most of the media coverage reported on the split, there were several comment pieces which hinted at potential reconciliation. One such article, published in The Telegraph, suggested that the pair might have finally recognised their ‘true feelings’ for one another and decided to “live happily ever after”. The author of the piece, Marina Hyde, wrote: “They should hold on to their love and respect for one another. It’s perfectly reasonable to want to be with someone you love, even if it doesn’t work out… What’s past is past and they should be proud of the way they handled things.”

It appears that Waterhouse and Pattinson’s relationship may not be over yet. In an interview with the Daily Mail earlier this week, the actor hinted that he still has feelings for the “amazing” actress. When asked if he would like to marry Waterhouse some day, he answered: “Hopefully some day. I love being married and I love Suki. We’ll see what happens.”

What Does This Mean For Suki Waterhouse’s Acting Career?

This year has seen a number of high-profile celebrity break-ups, and the end of Waterhouse and Pattinson’s relationship will no doubt be added to that list. The publicity surrounding their split will no doubt help the 29-year-old actress’ acting career, as she has long been admired for her work. She played a significant role in the Twilight franchise, appearing in all of the ‘vampire’ movies and the short-lived TV show, Tourgée. The actress also starred in the 2014 film, Mad Max: Fury Road, which was one of the highest-grossing films of the year and created a craze for SUV’s (sports utility vehicles).

Waterhouse is known for her versatility; she was also recently seen in the indie film, Tuck, which examined the world of competitive sports. The actress is also set to appear in the Netflix psychological thriller, Death Note, alongside a who’s who of Hollywood’s biggest names. In the story, she plays the role of an FBI agent who befriends a man (played by Nat Wolff of The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) who is subsequently charged with murder.

What Does This Mean For Robert Pattinson’s Career?

The Twilight franchise, in which Waterhouse starred, became a massive success and earned more than $14bn at the box office. The success of the series and its various spin-offs led to Pattinson being cast in major Hollywood films. He may now be best known for his collaborations with Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt, appearing in films such as On the Road and The Salinger, but has also been seen in significant releases such as The Great Gatsby and The Batman.

The most high-profile of this year’s celebrity break-ups was that of Stewart and Blunt. The actress and the actor began dating in late 2014 and became engaged just over a year later. The couple was so determined to keep their relationship a secret that they were forced to elope. Their wedding was deemed “one of the most intimate ceremonies” in history, with just 60 guests attending. Stewart and Blunt have been vocal about their desire to keep their relationship private ever since. The two have since sought to live their lives separately, with Blunt having to spend time away from her family because of her hectic filming schedule. After almost two years of dating, the couple finally confirmed their engagement in February this year, much to the delight of their fans.

It seems as if 2019 will be a big year for celebrity break-ups. Between Stewart and Blunt, Hugh Grant and Roman Zolotaryuk, and now Waterhouse and Pattinson, every other celebrity couple spent at least a portion of their time apart this year trying to keep their personal life private. Even the famous on Instagram had to hide their infidelity as Kourtney Kardashian was reportedly forced to scrap plans to renew her wedding vows after just 24 hours of planning. It seems that being famous and getting married aren’t exactly compatible.

Where Do We Go From Here?

There is no question that this year has been a big one for celebrity break-ups. Whether or not you believe that Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson’s relationship is truly over, this year has certainly seen a number of break-ups which have sent shockwaves through the media. It seems that fame and high-profile relationships don’t mix, as even the most famous of celebrities have been exposed as having affairs. It also seems that some stars aren’t yet over their infidelities, as seen by the fact that several celebrities have already begun toying with the idea of reconciling with their exes.

It seems likely that we’ll be seeing a lot more of these sorts of stories in the coming months. Whether you believe the Waterhouse–Pattinson break-up is over or not, it’s clear that this year has been a big one for celebrity relationships.