Robert Pattinson’s love life has been the subject of many rumors over the years, and it looks like the actor is still keeping his options open as he searches for the perfect woman to settle down with. The British actor/director/writer/producer is currently in a relationship with Twilight star Catherine Hardwicke, but he has also been linked to celebrities like Katy Perry and Emma Watson.
Is He Dating Catherine Hardwicke From Twilight?
The 54-year-old British actor confirmed in early 2019 that he was dating Twilight star Catherine Hardwicke. He told Entertainment Tonight that he first met the director while working on the sci-fi film Valerian in 2018. “I did a film with her last year, and we started dating,” he said.
While there’s no question that Pattinson is a talented man, the fact that he’s dating someone nearly half his age is quite surprising, to say the least. The couple became involved after Hardwicke’s split from Alex Richter, with whom she shares a daughter. The director has spoken about her relationship with Richardson on several occasions, saying that they remain friends because “it takes two to tango.”
Hardwicke, for her part, has frequently spoken about her admiration for Pattinson and his work. “I’ve been a massive fan of Rob’s for as long as I can remember. I’m still in awe of his talent,” she said in 2018. “I’ve always looked up to him as a male role model and I can’t believe I’ve been given the opportunity to work with such a legend.”
Pattinson and Hardwicke have been together since early 2019, and they’ve been making headlines ever since. The couple were married in a passionate ceremony at the town’s Little Church of the Westhampton in late January. While Catherine is originally from New York City, she grew up in a large Irish family in Los Angeles. There have also been persistent rumors that she was engaged to director David Wain before they started dating.
The newly married couple are currently vacationing in Europe with their respective families. They made their debut as a married couple at the BFF (Best Friends Forever) Awards in London on Feb. 21 where David Wain was also in attendance. Hardwicke’s father Terry presented the couple with their award, and he said that the director had “found the one.” He went on to describe the actor as “a great catch.”
Is He Dating Katy Perry?
While he’s been dating Hardwicke, 41, for a few months now, Pattinson has kept quiet about any potential new relationships. And then, earlier this month, the actress Katy Perry released a song entitled “Witness,” which featured a memorable line reading, “I want to show you off, like a diamond in the rough.”
The song’s accompanying music video was well-edited and featured cameos by big name stars including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and many more. Some have claimed that the song is a direct reference to Perry’s rumored relationship with Pattinson. While she’s never confirmed or denied the rumors, Perry and Pattinson have been linked together since their split from the actress Rosemary Clooney in 2018.
Perry’s team has also been quite active on social media, sharing pictures of the artist and her rumored boyfriend on her Instagram page. The songwriter even went as far to call Pattinson her “partner in crime” on multiple occasions.
Pattinson and Perry have since gone their separate ways, with the former dating Hardwicke for much of 2019. The two remain professionally involved though, with Perry writing songs for Hardwicke’s upcoming films. “It’s great when you have a collaborator who you can bounce ideas off of and work as a team,” she said in a statement regarding her work with Hardwicke. “I look forward to what’s next.”
Is He Dating Emma Watson?
Pattinson has also been linked to Emma Watson, the British actress and social activist who played Belle in the live action adaptation of Disney’s classic animated movie, Beauty and the Beast. While there’s no question that the 26-year-old Watson is an accomplished woman, the fact that she’s dating a 54-year-old Hollywood star is quite a step up for the average Joe or Josephine.
The rumormillum has it that Watson and Pattinson met while filming the 2020 fantasy drama, The Invisible Man, in which Pattinson stars. Production on the movie wrapped in November, but the star didn’t start dating Watson until early 2019.
While some have speculated that this is part of a plan by Pattinson’s team to keep him in the public’s eye, the actor has maintained that he is content with his life and doesn’t need to follow the whims of the paparazzi. “I’m doing just fine on my own,” he said in a rare interview with ShortList magazine in 2019. “I don’t need any help from anyone.””
Emma Watson is also in awe of her stepdad’s work. “He’s such an amazing actor and has been a huge part of my life. I am lucky enough to call him my dad,” she said in 2018. “I grew up with movies and TV shows constantly playing in the background. It was never really ‘switch off.’ It was always on.”
While we don’t know for sure if Watson and Pattinson are dating, the fact that she’s kept quiet about their rumored relationship is certainly eyebrow-raising. The couple reportedly spent Christmas together in a romantic getaway, and their teams have been busy sharing photos of their cozy time together on social media.
Is He Still Dating Olivia Culpo?
Rumors have also persisted that Pattinson is still in a relationship with Olivia Culpo, the ex-wife of pizza magnate and Napoli headquarters founder Silvio Culpo. Olivia and Silvio were married from 2002 to 2008 and have two children together, a daughter and a son. Olivia later married New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning in 2018, and they have a daughter and a son together as well. The family’s main residence is a nine-bedroom mansion in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, which they purchased for $12.5 million in 2018.
The couple reportedly broke up in 2016, which led to much speculation that Pattinson was still hanging on to his ex. Olivia, for her part, has never confirmed or denied the rumors, but the fact that she and Silvio split up in the first place tends to prove that there’s some truth to them. She has, however, made it clear that she has no interest in rekindling her romance with Pattinson.
“She’s been married to a lot of wealthy men and gotten all the attention she ever wanted,” Culpo’s sister Elia said in 2018. “She has nothing else to prove.”
The rumor mill has it that Silvio Culpo is quite the playboy and has a reputation for being cheated on. The New York Post reported in 2018 that he regularly has affairs with the married women he dates. “He’s not going to change,” his ex-wife Olivia said in 2018. “What he wants, he gets.”
The story behind the story: Catherine Hardwicke was raised in a large Irish family in Los Angeles, with her mother being an actress and her father being a director and writer. She began making her name in the industry at a young age, starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Kidnapping of Amelia Bedelia, alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Aside from directing and producing, she has also written for television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Raising Hope. She is now starring in the AMC series, The Handmaid’s Tale, alongside Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes.