It’s been a wild week for Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson’s coitus. The Twilight alum reportedly hooked up with his Snow White and the Huntsman director, Chris Hemsworth, at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Then, on Saturday, a photo of Lautner and Pattinson embracing in an Italian villa went viral. The pics sparked rumors of a budding romance, causing the Twittersphere to go into a tizzy. The actor has yet to confirm or deny the news, and fans are eagerly awaiting his next move.
More Than Meets The Eye
The twosome has been spotted canoodling on multiple occasions, including while filming the latest installment of the franchise, Snow White and the Huntsman. In that movie, the fair is hunted by her evil stepmother and stepsisters. In revenge, she teams up with a handsome prince to take down her family. After years apart, Snow White (Lautner) finally receives a letter from the prince (Pattinson) informing her that he has returned from the dead. Excited to see her long-lost love, she goes on a quest to find him. Along the way, she befriends the Huntsman (Hemsworth), who teams up with her to take down the queen (Charlotte Rampling).
In the midst of filming, it was reported that Lautner and Pattinson were spotted in a hotel in Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Festival was taking place. The festival is known for its eclectic mix of filmmakers and fans. Those who spot the pair canoodle or cuddle, but they’re not allowed to take their clothes off. (Though, if you ask us, that’s exactly what the sexy stars should be doing while at the prestigious arts festival.) Rumors began swirling that Lautner and Pattinson had reunited after years apart, and the Internet went into a frenzy. Twitter users delighted in sharing the news about the couple’s burgeoning romance, using the hashtag #TaylorLautner and #RobertPattinson. Some even predicted that the two would wed.
It’s been a whirlwind week for Lautner and Pattinson, and the Internet is still buzzing about their sexual escapades. While the public doesn’t know for sure if the two are dating, the Internet does know that they have been spotted cooing and spooning, making out in front of cameras and in romantic settings. What’s next for this celebrity couple? Here’s what we know.
More Than Meets The Eye
The pair has been linked romantically since 2012, when they were both spotted hiking in the hills near Los Angeles. They have also been seen holding hands, making out, and—more recently—spooning. In February 2014, it was reported that Lautner and Pattinson were in a serious relationship. A few months later, in August 2014, E! News confirmed the couple’s engagement.
Despite all the rumors, Lautner and Pattinson have never fully reconciled their differences. The Snow White and the Huntsman director was previously married to Kate Bosworth from 2006 to 2011. The two wed in a beautiful ceremony in Italy in October 2012, before divorcing two years later. On Aug. 2, 2014—Lautner’s 28th birthday—he wrote on Twitter, “Was it really 28 years ago that I was born? Wow. Time flies. Keep on trucking.” In the same tweet, he also posted a photo of himself and confirmed that he is in a relationship.
Weeks after posting that cryptic tweet, Lautner, 28, was photographed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival looking dashing in a white suit. The festival is known for its eclectic mix of independent and classic films. On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2014, Lautner was spotted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where he was performing a stand-up comedy show. The festival runs for a week and is a celebration of comedy. It was there that Lautner met up with his co-star from Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke, who is also his ex-wife. That year, Lautner was one of the first celebrities to speak out against the spread of fake news on social media. In an interview with The New York Times, he called out stories he felt were fabricated and shared incorrect information. He said, “I really want people to see that I’m not a villain. I’m not trying to bring down the government or hurt any political figures. I just want my fans to have all the facts.”
Lautner has never been one to shy away from controversy. The actor has raised his environmental awareness by supporting several green movements, such as the fight against climate change and the #NoPollingNoVote campaign. He is also a co-founder of the Athlete’s Village, a sports-themed retirement community in Malibu, Calif. As an active member of the community, Lautner promotes sustainability through the promotion of electric cars and solar energy.
They Are What They Are
From the beginning, Lautner and Pattinson have been open about their sexuality. The now-infamous photo of them in bed together was taken in London in 2012, and it was followed by more pics on which they appear naked or semi-naked. (We can’t say for sure because the photographer claimed the pics were supposed to be a secret.) In July 2012, Lautner came out as gay in an interview with Out magazine. He said, “I’ve always liked men. I just didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. Once I did, it was like, ‘Oh, OK. Thank you for confirming my sexuality.’ I’m still not sure why I felt the need to hide it before. I think it was mainly because people are so open about being homophobic nowadays that I felt the need to hide it.”
Pattinson has also been open about his sexuality. In February 2014, he came out as a supporter of the LGBT community in an interview with The Advocate. He stated, “I’m really proud to be associated with such an amazing organization that’s leading the way in social change. The more we can do as a society to eliminate homophobia, the better.”