When Did Robert Pattinson's Low-Key Relationship With Suki Waterhouse Begin?

Robert Pattinson's dating life has been a hot topic of conversation since he broke onto the scene with the "Twilight" films. His relationship with Kristen Stewart had its own fandom apart from their onscreen romance and soon, it became just as big of a saga. Of course, Twihards will remember when Stewart was unfaithful to Pattinson, thus breaking his heart. Next up was her apology. "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him. I love him. I'm so sorry," she said at the time, according to E! News

And while Pattinson chose to forgive Stewart, their relationship just didn't stand the test of time. From there, Pattinson seemed to embrace a more private life, rarely stepping out with women or talking about his romances — and there have been a few. He's been linked to Dylan Penn and FKA Twigs, but it's his current relationship that has some thinking that Pattinson's in it for the long haul. "The Batman" actor has been dating Suki Waterhouse, the ex-girlfriend of Bradley Cooper, and the two actually made their Met Gala debut on May 1, 2023, showing up hand-in-hand. Although they aren't seen out and about too frequently, some people may be surprised to learn how long the two have been an item.

Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse had a rare public date night

Robert Pattinson prefers to fly under the radar, but he made an exception when he attended the Met Gala alongside Suki Waterhouse. The couple posed for photos — her in Fendi and him in Dior — sparking all kinds of questions from viewers far and wide. And while some people may not have even known that Pattinson had a serious girlfriend, the two have been together for years, yes, years. Back in August 2018, a source told Us Weekly that the two had been seeing one another for months, adding that they have "known each other and been around each other for a long time." Moreover, a source told the outlet that the two bond over "music" and that they "are both really cool, nice and normal people and fun-loving."

Pattinson and Waterhouse actually didn't step out together until recently. According to Entertainment Tonight, their first-ever joint public appearance came in December 2022 when they walked the red carpet together at the Dior Men's Fall 2023 show in Egypt. While Pattinson and Waterhouse spend a good deal of time across the pond, Dirt reports that they actually went in on a home in Los Angeles in February. The humble three-bedroom abode is described as Spanish Colonial Revival-style and cost a cool $5.3 million. So, what's next for the lovebirds?

Suki Waterhouse wants babies

Suki Waterhouse hasn't been shy about wanting to start a family. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Waterhouse admitted that she can't believe that she's been in such a long-term relationship — and that it's still going well. "I'm shocked that I'm so happy with someone for nearly five years," she said. She went on to say that she'd love to start a family. "As an artist, I've always felt like you're running out of time, you have to be like, 'I'm going be a sitting cow for a bit of time,' but it's going to be worth it. I can't wait, I wish you could click your fingers to make it happen," she explained. And it seems like Robert Pattinson is on the same page. 

A few years before he met Waterhouse, Pattinson shared that he "definitely" wanted to have children someday. "Sure I will have a child who is totally cool and confident. He or she will probably look at me every day and think, 'Why is this guy such a funny, quirky oddball?'" he told German publication Jolie, according to People. So, will Waterhouse and Pattinson start thinking about babies more seriously in 2023?