Rumors surrounding actor and musician Rob Pattinson have been circulating since before the premiere of his movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. It seems that every time he steps out on the red carpet, fans and journalists alike have something to say about the former Bachelorette contestant. Most of the stories that have emerged focus on his love for Taylor Swift and his alleged dating history. But is there any truth to these rumors? Let’s take a look.

The Truth About Rob’s Romantic Past

While it’s true that Taylor Swift is one of Rob’s favorite singers and that the two have reportedly had an on-and-off relationship for years, it’s also true that he hasn’t dated anyone during the interval between his breakup with Amelia and the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The actor has gone on record as saying that this is solely because he’s focused on his career at the moment and doesn’t have the time to date anyone, as he’s so busy working on his music and acting projects.

But perhaps it’s not all about work. Amidst all of his celebrity, Rob has maintained a relatively low profile when it comes to romantic situations. In an interview with GQ in 2014, he spoke about his former on-again, off-again relationship with Taylor Swift and why he doesn’t get involved with other women:

“I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been very fortunate in my life. I’ve been with two amazing women, who I’ve loved and respected for a really long time. And I think I’ve been very open about that fact. If anything, I think what’s most important to me is that my kids see their dad as a completely different person to the person he was when they were growing up. So that when they become adults, they don’t have any kind of negative perceptions of men or relationships or anything like that.”

And despite not wanting his kids to be influenced by his famous friends, it’s clear that they’ve inherited their dad’s good looks. Last year, Rob’s son, Flynn, turned 18 and started shaving. Within a day, his Instagram was filled with photos of himself with a full head of hair. But just because your son is growing facial hair, doesn’t mean that his dad has started hanging out with other men. In fact, it seems that Rob has been unusually open and communicative about his sexuality and relationships, probably because he doesn’t want it to be a focus of discussion when he’s around his kids. He even spoke candidly about his split from ex-wife Amelia with his fans at a meet and greet last year. So while he may not have had the opportunity to develop romantic relationships during the time between The Bachelor and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, it doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been keeping busy.

The Truth About Taylor Swift’s Involvement

One of the most popular rumors surrounding Rob is that he’s dating Taylor Swift. The two were briefly spotted together at a Broadway show in 2012, but it wasn’t until a few years later that fans learned of their true feelings for one another. In a 2015 interview with Billboard, the English musician confessed that he had been in love with Swift for years and that their pairing was something that he was secretly trying to work out. He even went as far to say that he wanted to propose to the singer, but feared that she might not accept his proposal due to their previous off-again relationship.

As for whether or not Taylor Swift is planning to finally commit to one man, she’s given no indication that she’s doing anything other than enjoying her life and her career. The singer recently released a new album, Reputation, which featured Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. While she hasn’t addressed the rumors of her relationship with Rob, she has talked about how important it is to her to write music that speaks to as many people as possible.

“I want everyone to feel like they can be a part of it. Especially since I’ve been so guarded about some personal stuff in the past. I’ve never really felt comfortable putting myself out there, but I guess I’ve felt comfortable with this album.”

The success of her newest album is a testament to the fact that Taylor Swift is serious about her music and about what she’s creating. Even when she’s not directly addressing the rumors swirling around her, it’s easy to tell that she’s keeping her eye on the creative process and the message she’s trying to send with her music.

Will The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Help The Rumors Die Down?

It’s clear that many people have benefited from the exposure that the Twilight Saga has brought them. Not only has it enabled them to find new ways to express themselves creatively, but it’s also opened up new opportunities for themselves as performers. But will the latest installment in the Twilight Saga help to put an end to the numerous rumors surrounding Rob Pattinson? Time will tell. With so much media attention focused on the couple and their relationship, perhaps it will be easier for them to keep their romance a secret. At least for now.