As the world knows (or should know), Robert Pattinson and his wife, Bella Swan, tied the knot back in 2014. The pair met in 2010 while filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and they became engaged soon after. Though they made their fair share of headlines – from Pattinson’s intense work-life balance to their $6 million wedding gift to charity – their romance largely flew under the radar.

The couple’s lavish celebrations weren’t the only stories making headlines in 2014. That year, they faced intense media scrutiny over numerous on-going spats between them. While their open marriage was once considered shocking, the media storm that surrounded their relationship made it seem like an inevitable phase.

Since their hunchback-inducing wedding day, Robert Pattinson’s personal life has remained relatively private. But, in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor opened up about his wife and the state of their relationship. Here’s what he had to say.

He Wants To Spend More Time With Bella

In 2014, the star revealed that he and his wife had already shot several scenes together that didn’t make it into the final cut of Twilight. These scenes feature Bella and Robert doing what makes them such a formidable on-screen couple – kissing and cuddling. The actor has now decided to release these previously unreleased scenes as a love letter to his fans.

This decision makes complete sense. As we’ve established, Robert Pattinson is a very private person and loves his privacy. But, when it comes to his wife and family, he’s very open and honest. Since these scenes were never intended for public consumption, it’s great to see them finally emerge.)

Pattinson also addressed fans who might be wondering if he and Bella had truly split up. “I’ve been in this situation before where there’s been a public falling out between me and Bella,” he said. “And then things can get awkward when you’re trying to work together. This time it’s different. It’s easier. There’s a lot more trust, a lot more respect. So it makes the dynamics much easier, and I think that’s what people are seeing.”

Pattinson continued, “We’re both very lucky because we have such a great support network of family and friends. And we’re both doing such inspiring work, which is something that we can both be really proud of.”

Bella Is His Soulmate

Speaking of support networks, it’s safe to assume that they played a huge role in the conception of their child, Apple. In a 2014 interview with Grazia, Robert said, “Bella is my soulmate. She makes me happy and I hope she feels the same way about me. When you’re born and raised in Australia, you grow up thinking that everything happens for a reason. And that’s what I believe. I believe our meeting was supposed to be.”

It’s hard to imagine that any romantic relationship could match the intensity of Robert Pattinson’s emotional connection to Bella Swan. But, in a 2016 interview with Parade, he revealed that they had in fact surpassed even his wildest expectations. “I never thought that I would find someone that I could share my life with. But, miraculously, I have,” he said. “Bella is my reason for being and the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. And I know that she feels the same way about me.”

Theirs is a union that will undoubtedly redefine the term ‘soulmate’. On their journey to parenthood, Bella gave birth to their daughter, Apple, in January 2018. Since that time, Bella and Robert have documented their parenting skills in an Instagram series called, ‘Natural Balance’. In the series, they share candid pictures of their baby girl, along with their reflections on parenthood. The images are absolutely stunning and give us an insight into just how much love and dedication these two put into the care of their child.

While there’s still plenty of speculation as to whether or not Bella and Robert will ever officially reconcile, the fact that they’re willing to publicize their daughter’s name and call her their ‘natural balance’ is a powerful statement. It’s clear that, for better or worse, these two will be stuck together for life. And, as long as their baby girl enjoys the benefits of their affection, we’re all lucky to witness such a beautiful love story.