There is no doubt about it, King Robert has been doing really well for himself since breaking out in 2011. He has had numerous hit movies and albums under his belt, and has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines including Vanity Fair and Vogue. So it was quite the shock when reports of his relationship with the beautiful and talented actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley began to surface. The British actor has been in a committed relationship with his hairstylist since 2015, and earlier this year he finally made it official by proposing to her at a candlelit dinner in New York. It is fair to say that King Robert has been quite the catch, and one can understand why so many would be captivated by this charming and charismatic man.
The Good Guy
We weren’t exactly sure what to expect when we read about King Robert and Rosie’s whirlwind romance. The actor is relatively private considering he is still in the public eye; he rarely gives interviews and has never been one to seek attention. So it was somewhat of a breath of fresh air when he broke his silence and opened up about their romance. In an interview with GQ, Robert spoke about how he feels like a luckier man than most because he found love at such a young age. “I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have this fear of being alone,” he confessed. “It doesn’t keep me from doing things, it just makes me wonder what would happen if I didn’t have that safety net. It’s funny because I have this really strong perception of myself as a really good guy, and normally really good guys aren’t supposed to worry about things like love. I feel like I’ve found that ‘one’, and normally that’s the guy you’re supposed to fall in love with, not the person you’re dating at the time.”
The Happy Few
King Robert and Rosie’s relationship is currently hailed as one of the happiest celebrity couplings of this century. The pair were first photographed attending a private dinner party in London in May 2017, and they have since been spotted at various glamorous events and gatherings celebrating their love. The actress recently shared on Instagram that she feels truly blessed to have found such a kind and considerate man, and it seems they are both equally as confident in their relationship as we have never seen them before. “I want to share with you all the love, happiness and optimism that I feel inside myself right now because I truly believe there is something beautiful and unique about each and every one of us, just as you are,” Rosie captioned the Instagram post. “No matter what, I will love you and be with you for the rest of my life.”
The Bad Boy
It is well known that King Robert has a bad boy image, and it seems that people can’t help but either love or hate him based on how they feel about his temper and his private life. His public appearances are usually followed by a stream of expletives as he verbally lashes out at whoever he is speaking to. So it was no real big surprise when one of his former co-stars accused him of being controlling and obsessive. “Yes, he can be a controlling bastard with a short fuse,” Nicole Scherzinger admitted in an interview. “People have a complicated relationship with Robert. They either love him or hate him. There is no in between with this guy.”
The Rebellious Child
Another former co-star accused King Robert of being nothing but a showboat who only cares about drawing as much attention to himself as possible. The actress claimed that he used to throw temper tantrums on set just to get his own way. “He can be very temperamental,” she said. “Often he’ll have a fit, just to get attention.”
The Mystery Man
We don’t know much about King Robert’s private life, but when it comes to fashion and style he likes to keep things intriguing. He is known to change his look each year, often wearing a long list of sunglasses and varying wigs and beards to fit the occasion. Sometimes he even keeps changing his clothes more than once a day. “He likes to play with fashion and likes being the center of attention. He loves a good mystery,” an assistant told Vanity Fair in 2016. “Once people get a sense of who he is and what he likes, they tend to love him.”
The Sensitive Art Collector
Art museums around the world are enjoying a fresh wave of popularity thanks to King Robert. He is known to be a passionate collector, purchasing works by famous artists and putting them on display in his personal collections. A lot of the artwork he buys is on the expensive side, with some pieces costing thousands of pounds. He has also been known to be selective about the pieces he collects, wanting only the best. Once he has purchased a piece of art he loves, he is happy to display it in plain sight for the whole world to see.
The Big Spender
King Robert loves to blow money on expensive gifts and treats for those he cares about. He is widely known to be an extravagant gift-giver, and it seems his present-giving habits extend beyond his celebrity friends. This year he reportedly bought his 29-year-old hairstylist and fiancee Rosie a diamond ring worth a million pounds as an engagement present; he also bought her a Lamborghini Aventador and a £200,000 diamond bracelet. In the past he has bought her Cartier jewellery, a pair of diamond studs for £30,000, a £70,000 diamond necklace, a sapphire and diamond necklace, and a diamond-and-sapphire ring.
The Thrifty Man
On the surface, King Robert likes to portray himself as a wealthy playboy, but he reportedly spends a lot of his time collecting vintage clothes and shoes, often buying them for £150 or £200 each. He is also known to be a bit of a penny pincher, regularly going on expensive movie premieres and buying only the finest wine and food for himself and his friends. According to reports, he and his team of personal assistants keep track of every penny he spends and make regular deposits into his bank account from his various businesses. He likes to travel using his corporate credit card and likes to buy clothes and accessories made by high-end brands such as Dior and Gucci.
The Role Model
King Robert has always been praised for his good looks and kind nature, and many have pointed to his humble roots as the reason behind his kind heart. It seems his upbringing in the middle-class neighbourhood of St. Barts, in the UK, was influential in the way he treats others. In 2016, Forbes commemorated twenty years of his acting career, hailing him as one of the greatest celebrity comeback stories of all time. It noted that although his films haven’t always been blockbusters, Robert has always turned out memorable character roles in dramas and literary adaptations.
The Champion Of Feminism
King Robert has always been a champion of feminism, and in the past few years he has taken a proactive approach to supporting women in leadership positions. In 2016, he founded the Robert Pattinson Foundation, a charity dedicated to encouraging more women to consider a career in film production alongside his friend and business partner Ben Dickinson. Earlier this year, he donated a million pounds to the Ultra Violet foundation, a women’s charity he supports which funds research into reproductive health and cancer.
The Renaissance Man
It is no secret that King Robert loves to learn, and not just about film. He takes a keen interest in history and art, often referring to famous paintings and sculptures for assistance on set. He has also frequently collaborated with creative directors and other directors on projects, taking on board their expertise and learning from their experience.
The Family Man
Since becoming engaged to Rosie and assuming the role of a father-to-be, King Robert has become less of a playboy and more of a family man. He frequently posts photos of himself with Rosie and their child on social media, and he has admitted that he cannot wait to grow up and be a father. In an interview with GQ he said, “I’d like to become a bit more stable, settle down and have a family. I want to be the best dad I can be, and I know Rosie wants that too.” In the coming months, they will spend a lot of time traveling abroad while Rosie gives birth to their first child.