If you’re a fan of cinema then you’ll surely know who Robert Pattinson is – he played the male lead in the mega-hit Twilight and its sequels, breaking box office records and becoming one of the world’s most recognizable faces.

But you might not know much about him outside of his on-screen roles. Well, let us enlighten you with the facts.

Early Life And Career

Robert Pattinson was born in London on September 25, 1984. He is the son of film director Sandy Pattinson and fashion icon Kate Moss. He has an older sister, Olivia, and stepsister, Laura. At the age of six, he moved to Los Angeles with his family and spent the next few years living between London and LA. He went to the UK School of Art at the University of Westminster, where he studied illustration.

After his time at university, Pattinson moved to New York City to pursue a career in film. He attended the prestigious HB Studios, where he learned the fundamentals of filmmaking. While in New York, he worked on a number of short films, garnering a great deal of experience and talent.

Dress To Impress

The fashion-oriented among you will especially appreciate this next factoid: Robert Pattinson is, in fact, a huge fashion fan. In fact, it is believed that he often puts his favorite outfits together himself, selecting the pieces from different designers.

For fans of his Twilight films, his look in those films was a blend of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire signature look and designer Christian Dior’s daring creations.

Pattinson cited Dior as his favorite designer, and is particularly well-known for his collaborations with the fashion house. In 2012, he was appointed creative director of Dior’s international arm, becoming the first Englishman to hold such a position at the brand. He also has a fashion collaborative launching this year with the French luxury goods group, Lanvin.

Off-screen Interests

Apart from being a successful actor, Robert Pattinson is also a talented artist and a voracious reader. He often spends his free time sketching, painting, or simply curled up with a good book. He is also a foodie and a big fan of Jamie Oliver’s TV show, “Food Revolution.”

In 2010, the publication “O” was controversially named after Oliver’s initials. Despite the best efforts of many, including Oliver himself, the magazine is still considered a bit of an insult to his name.

Is He Dating Anyone?

We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty sure that we’ve been bitten by the celebrity bug. Since starring in Twilight, Robert Pattinson has been linked to some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. We’ve seen him with Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Wintour, and Kate Winslet. And, of course, there was the brief and ill-fated romance with Twilight co-star and fellow Briton Benedict Cumberbatch. But, as of 2018, he is currently single.

Family Life

Just like any other celebrity, Robert Pattinson’s personal life is something that fans are interested in. We don’t know much about his family, other than that his father, Sandy, is a film director and his mother, Kate, is a fashion icon. Rumors about their divorce date back to 2012, and it was finalized two years later.

Both Pattinson and his sister, Olivia, were at university at the time of their parents’ separation. They continued their education overseas, with Olivia receiving a film degree from NYU and Robert going to art school in London. Since then, he has kept a low profile about his personal life, refusing to talk about his family or other relationships. He has stated, “I don’t really want to go there,” and so he hasn’t.

The Mysterious Past

We don’t know much about Robert Pattinson’s past, other than the fact that he spent some time living in New York City as a child. This might explain his affinity for the Big Apple and its iconic fashion houses, as he would have had a front row seat for the city’s vibrant high fashion scene.

He could have also spent time in Manhattan as the son of a famous fashion designer, seeing the world through his father’s eyes and gaining a priceless education in style.

When it comes to speculation, we can only go on information that is usually available about public figures. However, there is one aspect of Robert Pattinson’s life that we do know about. In 2016, The New York Times published an article about his supposed abuse at the hands of a Jesuit priest while growing up in the UK. According to the reporting, the abuse took place when he was between the ages of 12 and 16 and involved forcing him to have oral sex with a man.

The allegations were made by a man named James who identified himself as Robert Pattinson’s uncle. James said that he was the only person who knew about the abuse and that he was keeping the secret for years, even after Robert came out as gay.

The church has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct and asked anyone with information to come forward. As for James, he has not spoken publicly about the allegations, only saying that he was “totally shocked” when he heard about them. We don’t know what really happened back then, but we hope that one day the truth comes out and this horrific story can be put to rest.

Even before this recent surge in interest in him as an artist and a creative, Robert Pattinson was known for putting his own unique spin on popular culture. The popular YouTube channel, “Mr. Porter,” for example, compiled a list of the “Top 5 Unforgettable Moments” from Robert Pattinson’s career. The list included moments when he broke box office records with Twilight, moments when he showed off his abs in a sheer black dress, and even moments where he sported an eye mask during a bizarre promotional campaign for a vampire-themed bar in London. It seems that no matter what he does, he will always find a way to entertain and amaze his fans.