Since the news broke that Robert Pattinson had kissed his Twilight co-star on-camera back in 2011, the internet has been ablaze with rumors about the nature of their relationship. It all started when Pattinson was photographed walking hand-in-hand with his co-star on the red carpet at the premiere of their latest flick. The photo went viral and the world started speculating about the nature of their relationship. So who is Batman to Robert Pattinson? Is he his boyfriend? Or just a good friend?

Here’s what we know about their relationship so far:

They’ve Known Each Other For A While

While Robert Pattinson and his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart have been linked romantically since 2009, they’ve actually known each other for a while. The pair first teamed up for the 2008 comedy Irrational Man and then they filmed Twilight in 2008 as well. Since then, they’ve both starred in several other hit films together such as 2013’s Beautiful Creatures and Pattinson’s upcoming film, Mad Max: Road of Fury.

They’re Both Creative

Both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are incredibly creative people and their work reflects that. Stewart was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay for the 2013 film The Gold Circle and she also won an international writing award for her work on the screenplay for The Wolf of Wall Street. Meanwhile, Pattinson has been nominated for several BAFTA awards for his direction, as well as an award for best supporting actor for his role in the 2014 film The Eclipse. That film was also nominated for BEST UK FILM at the annual BAFTA Awards and it won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. So, clearly, creativity runs in both of their families.

They’ve Worked With Each Other

Over the years, the two have worked with each other on several occasions and they’ve even starred in the same film. When it comes to acting, they both strive for authenticity and they don’t want Hollywood tropes getting in the way of their commitment to the role. So, it’s fair to say that they both appreciate the importance of a strong work ethic and they want to ensure their characters are as realistic as possible. When it comes to playing characters that are not your own, there’s no question that they take that seriously. They both care deeply about the characters they play and they want to ensure that they are perceived as real people rather than celebrity caricatures.

They’re Confident, Sexy And Adventurous

From the moment it was announced that Rob and Kristen were an item, they were labeled as “The Beckhams of Hollywood” due to their good looks and high social status. However, aside from their looks, they also exude an air of confidence and adventure that is extremely sexy. Kristen Stewart has been open about the fact that she feels very comfortable in her own skin and she has no problem expressing her likes and dislikes. When she was younger, she would often wear outfits that were very revealing and her openness about her body has helped her to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses.

As for Robert Pattinson, he has never been one to shy away from a challenge. Aside from his acting career, he’s also pursued a writing career and he even directed short films back in the day. He has always had a lot of confidence, which is probably why he’s managed to stay so fresh throughout his entire career. It is also a key element to his charisma. It’s not often that you see someone with such an air of mystery and allure, which is probably why he’s managed to remain so popular even though he’s been in such acclaimed films as the Harry Potter series (where he played the lead character’s arrogant and contrary best friend) and the Twilight series (where he was the lead character’s hot and hasty neighbor who happens to be a vampire).

They Want To Be Treated With Dignity

During an interview with Heat magazine, Robert Pattinson stated that he and Stewart want to be treated with respect and they don’t want their personal lives to be tabloid fodder. The interview was conducted before the premiere of their new film, Mad Max: Road of Fury, and Pattinson stated that he hopes the film will put an end to all the gossip and rumors. He wants people to remember him for his work and not for his personal life. And, clearly, the pair want to keep their personal life personal. They don’t want to share too much about their private lives with the world for fear of it becoming common knowledge.

They Want To Focus On Their Work

Pattinson has always been very committed to his work and he doesn’t want to be distracted by unnecessary drama. While he was filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, he was injured and the accident left him with a herniated disc in his back. For months, he could barely walk or sit down without pain and it was during this time that he realized just how much he loved acting and directing. Since then, he has worked very hard to get back on his feet and he has taken on multiple projects, including the forthcoming Mad Max film and another project with a premiere in October. In order to prepare for these projects, he has taken a break from social media and he has kept a very low profile. As a result, he has not been accessible to the press and it is this privacy that the two entertainers have taken advantage of. As he told Heat magazine, “I don’t want to be having my life dictated to me by gossip columns or journalists looking for a sound bite.”

They Want To Be Together

On the subject of marriage, both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have said they want to spend their lives together. The two have been engaged since 2014 and they made their intentions clear shortly after. They met on the set of a film several years ago and, ever since, they’ve worked together on several other projects. While Stewart’s engagement to director Rupert Sanders was short-lived, it did give the couple the push they needed to finally walk down the aisle. Since then, they’ve been busy establishing their relationship and working on their marriage. In the words of Stewart, “It’s been great to have this new chapter in my life. It’s made me realize how much I love Robert and how much we’ve been through together. We’re both very private people but, for some reason, our careers make us want to be together. It’s the odd couple in a film!”

What Does This Mean For Robert Pattinson’s Career?

Over the years, Robert Pattinson’s career has taken off to incredible heights and he’s now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. He has managed to go from relative obscurity to becoming one of the most in-demand actors of our time. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pattinson revealed that he thinks Mad Max: Road of Fury will put an end to all the speculation concerning his personal life. He is confident that the film will restore his good name and he’s looking forward to putting the past five years of his life behind him.

However, as impressive as Robert Pattinson’s career has been, it hasn’t been all plain sailing. There have been several downsides to fame. In 2016, he admitted that the spotlight can be incredibly distracting. While he was working on the Harry Potter films, he would often go months without stepping out of his home. This changed in 2014, when he made his last appearance in a Harry Potter film. Since then, he’s mostly kept himself hidden from the press, which makes fans and onlookers alike wonder what happened. For someone who has so much to offer the world, it’s a mystery as to why he would so readily hide himself away. Hopefully, this mystery will be solved with the release of Mad Max: Road of Fury in October.