Rumors are circulating that actor Robert Pattinson has moved on from co-starring with his Twilight co-star Jackson Rathbone in the fantasy thriller Snow White And The Huntsman and is now officially courting a new romance. This news would be shocking to those who thought the actor was happily married to actress Laura Linney, as well as the rest of the media!
The couple first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted holding hands at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards in January. Since then, they’ve been inseparable — and recently, they’ve even been spotted holding hands as they walked through London. It would appear that their passion is mutual, because recently, Robert Pattinson admitted that he’s dating someone new.
The Hands-Holding Spotted At The Golden Globes
On January 12, 2014, Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone attended the Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California. As they arrived at the ceremony, the two were immediately swamped by paparazzi as they held hands. They stayed close throughout the night as they greeted presenters and winners. In fact, they were so inseparable that many onlookers believed they were a couple.
The following day, the actors were photographed together in New York City. They were seen walking hand in hand on the top of the Manhattan Bridge and then heading into a nearby restaurant for lunch. While there, they were both spotted holding hands as they looked into each other’s eyes. The next morning, they were again photographed together as they arrived at the Golden Globes Awards. At one point, Rathbone even gave his co-star a brief peck on the lips. It would seem that the romance between Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone is genuine.
Is Robert Pattinson & Laura Linney Still Married?
Rumors of reconciliation began to circulate within hours of Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone’s romantic reunion at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. After the ceremony, the two were seen embracing in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The following day, the Daily Mail published a letter that Laura Linney had written to Jackson Rathbone in which she begged him to take her back. In the letter, she said that she had been heartbroken and apologized for any pain she’d caused him. The letter was included in a marriage announcement published in the Daily Mail on January 14, 2015.
It would appear that the public apology was enough for Jackson Rathbone, because the following day, he took to Instagram to share a sweet message with his followers. “I have loved my wife, Laura Linney, for longer than I have been married,” he wrote. “I feel lucky to have found someone so beautiful and kind in this world. I want to spend the rest of my life showing her that I, indeed, do appreciate everything she does for me.”
What is the state of affairs between Robert Pattinson and Laura Linney today? Is the rumor of reconciliation true?
Is Robert Pattinson Dating Somebody New?
While we wait to find out if Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone are back on the road to happiness, let’s take a look at the evidence that points to either way. First of all, we must consider the source. It’s always a good idea to question the reliability of a source, especially when that source is a gossip magazine that has a history of getting some of its stories wrong. In this case, if we look at the evidence from multiple sources, it would seem that a reconciliation between Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone is still a long way off.
If we look at the Instagram posts that Jackson Rathbone has shared since the rumors first emerged in January 2014, it would seem that he’s still in a committed relationship with his wife. In fact, he’s even posted several photos of the two of them together. In the caption for one of these photos, he writes, “Love you, Laura.” Another post he shares shows a photo of him cradling his son in his arms while walking with his wife. In another caption, he writes, “Happy father’s day.” In still another, he tags both himself and his wife with a heart emoji.
If we examine the evidence carefully, it would appear that Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone’s reconciliation is not only possible, but nearly inevitable. The two have been co-stars for over a decade and have appeared in several high-profile movies together. After their Golden Globe Awards Reunion, they were seen at several Hollywood events and attended the 87th Academy Awards as friends. While at the Academy Awards, the two were seen holding hands and laughing together. If anything, it would seem that their on-screen chemistry is even more potent off-screen — and considering their shared history, it’s not hard to see why.
Since their reunion at the Golden Globes, the two have been photographed holding hands as they arrived at and left multiple Hollywood events. At one of these events, they were photographed as they held hands while exiting a luxury vehicle.
Hollywood Reactions To The Reconciliation Rumors
The news of Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone’s reconciliation sparked a number of reactions from fans and journalists. Some critics thought the rumors were just a publicity stunt while others, like Michael Slezak from the Washington Post, were critical of the timing. Slezak wondered whether Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone were seeking redemption for their decade-long professional rift. According to Slezak, the timing of the reconciliation was questionable since news of it broke on the same day that Kathie Lee Gifford announced that she and Henry Kissinger had reconciled.
Slezak also spoke highly of the dramatic turn of events. “As far as I know, this is the first and, quite possibly, the last time that these two will coexist in the same industry space,” he said. “Whether they make for a good or bad couple is hard to say. But the fact that they are together is something to celebrate.”
Others, like Alyssa Rosenberg from ThinkProgress, were more sympathetic to the plight of Jackson Rathbone. “I know there’s a lot of pain involved in the end of a marriage, especially if it’s been a long time,” she said. “But it’s not all bad, is it? At least he’s still with someone he loves.”
As for the reconciliation with Jackson Rathbone, Robert Pattinson has remained tight-lipped. Even so, he has given the media several hints that he and his co-star are still in touch. As a result, fans have pieced together an understanding of what may have triggered the reunion. Below, we’ll examine the evidence and try to make sense of what is happening.
What Is The Deal With Kathie Lee Gifford And Henry Kissinger?
On January 15, 2014, the news broke that Kathie Lee Gifford and Henry Kissinger had reconciled, which many observers saw as a major development. What is the connection between these two stories and the reconciliation between Robert Pattinson and Jackson Rathbone? Let’s examine the evidence.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Henry Kissinger have been friends for decades. She knew him back when he was Secretary of State under President Gerald Ford. Over the years, Kathie Lee Gifford became a household name and is now one of the most recognizable TV personalities in America. She’s been married to three times, most recently to 87-year-old financial advisor and philanthropist Peter G. Uelikson. Uelikson is Kathie Lee Gifford’s third husband. He is also the father of her only child, a daughter named Alexandria.
Henry Kissinger, on the other hand, is one of the world’s best-known statesmen. He was America’s 36th president and is now, at the age of 95, one of the most respected elder statesmen in history. He is also Kathie Lee Gifford’s friend and served as the best man at her wedding to Uelikson. Since then, he has become a frequent visitor to the couple’s Bel Air home. Kathie Lee Gifford and Henry Kissinger have been a couple for 75 years and remain so even though he is now divorced from his second wife, Julie Nixon. They have a deep bond and share a passion for painting and collecting vintage cars.