FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson have been together since at least 2010. However, it was not until September 2013 that tabloid reports surfaced about their alleged relationship.
The couple first became public figures in the same year, when Pattinson appeared in the music video for Twigs’ “Pussycat.” Since then, they have both become popular and recognizable figures in their own right.
The two musicians have collaborated on several projects since then. In particular, Twigs released a new song, titled “Come Back,” on September 24, which serves as the soundtrack for Pattinson’s upcoming film, Good Time. The two also starred in a short film together called, You Are My Sunshine,’ which was released in June 2018.
The Early Years
FKA Twigs was born Félicité Kempf in Paris in 1988. She took her stage name from her Twitter account (@FKAtwigs), where she would often tweet about her music.
The young musician’s interest in fashion grew while watching Paris Fashion Week with her mother. She would later cite this as the starting point for her musical career. After attending the London School of Economics and Political Science, Twigs took a job as a consultant in brand strategy. She also interned at MADE, London where she worked with international designers.
In 2010, after a chance meeting with an A&R representative at a bar in Shoreditch, Twigs was offered a recording contract with Island Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album, which featured the global hit “Rockabye.” The song became Twigs’ signature tune and, in 2018, was featured in a Taylor Swift song called “Never Home.”
Twigs then worked with noted producer and songwriter Calvin Harris on her sophomore album, LP2. The record featured the hit single “Bad Bitches,” which showcased Twigs’ unique blending of pop and R&B styles. “Bad Bitches” is also notable for being the first song ever recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi.
Pattinson And Twigs’ Collaboration
While Twigs was busily working on her album, Pattinson was busy filming his next installment of the Waterfield trilogy, which began with 2010’s The Great Gatsby and continued with 2013’s The Theory of Flight. For his part, Pattinson had always been a keen observer of fashion, and the opportunity to work with a designer such as Tom Ford on the film’s fashion scenes was too tempting to resist.
Therefore, for the next two years, the fashion industry would enjoy a collaboration between two of the most fashionable men. Twigs would wear designer items both from and for Ford’s luxury goods company, Tom Ford Inc. While filming, the pair frequently posed for cameras in matching outfits, which became one of their most recognizable and popular photographs.
In September 2013, tabloid newspapers began reporting about the unlikely pairing. Despite the media frenzy, the two have never denied their relationship and continue to be affectionate towards each other. In fact, they have stayed together even as their careers have taken off. In 2018, they celebrated their third anniversary together.
The Fame And Fortune
In 2014, Twigs was named the best newcomer of that year’s British Independent Film Awards and won Favorite Actress at the prestigious European Film Awards. In 2015, she was named Rising Star at the Asian Film Awards and won the Brit Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2017, she won two BAFTAs for Best British Actress and Best British Urban Film for her performance in Black Panther. She then went on to become the first-choice nominee for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, losing out to Lady Gaga.
Meanwhile, Pattinson enjoyed a truly global surge in popularity. Having previously worked with several high-profile fashion brands, including Gucci and Dior, he landed a number of lucrative endorsement deals following the release of The Great Gatsby. In March 2014, he signed a deal with Dolce & Gabbana to be the face of their luxury lifestyle brand, D&G. In 2017, he became the first male model to be the face of a full line of women’s wear for Christian Dior, which was launched in tandem with the fashion house’s upcoming 20th anniversary.
The two actors are undoubtedly stylish individuals who exude confidence. Indeed, whether they are on or off camera, the pair always seem to be smiling. In 2018, they were rated the 8th most stylish celebrity couple of the year.
In the coming months, expect to see more of Twigs and Pattinson on our screens. The singer recently wrapped production on her third album, which is due for release this year. Meanwhile, the actor is set to star in the premiere of his new movie, Underwater, this month.