The Truth About Robert Pattinson's Relationship With Suki Waterhouse

He might think it is weird how fans swoon over his striking good looks, but Robert Pattinson has been a global heartthrob since he swooshed into stardom as the leading "vegetarian" vampire in "Twilight." His days as a glittery supernatural hunk may be behind him, but the allure never died down. In fact, it only magnified over time, partly because the actor unwittingly carries an air of mystery.

Pattinson is notoriously private when it comes to his personal life. All the pressure and anxiety that stardom so inevitably birth is why he has had a love-hate relationship with fame. Little is known of his life beyond the camera, and his relationships are obviously not an exception. While "The Batman" star's attempts at keeping his love life under wraps have been fairly successful, not all has been in the shadows. He is currently in a relationship with English actor and model Suki Waterhouse.

Pattinson and Waterhouse first sparked romance rumors in July 2018 when E! News released pictures of them having a fun night out in London. Days after the initial spotting, a source revealed to Us Weekly that Pattinson and Waterhouse had supposedly actually been dating for months and had known each other for a long time. Neither of them has revealed how or when they met for the first time. Much like Pattinson, Waterhouse is tight-lipped about her romantic life. Amid breakup rumors and double dates with other high-profile celebrity pals, their low-key relationship seems to be going strong.

Why Robert Pattinson kept his relationship on the down-low

"If you let people in, it devalues what love is," Robert Pattinson mused during his 2019 interview with The Times where he talked about how fame can sabotage a budding romance. As someone who has always made it a point to avoid discussing relationships as much as possible, the "Remember Me" star believes it is better to put up a wall than risk losing what you have by publicizing everything. "The line between when you're performing and when you're not will eventually get washed away and you'll go completely mad," he added.

Pattinson's past has taught him too well to let his love life be tabloid fodder. His relationship with then-girlfriend and "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart was publicized to the point that they felt like its value was reduced to that of a mere entertainment scoop. "When me and Rob were together, we did not have an example to go by," Stewart told Harper's Bazaar UK in a 2019 interview. "So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, 'No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it's ours." 

Suki Waterhouse, who famously said discussing her then-boyfriend Bradley Cooper was "boring" in a 2013 interview with Elle UK, has been adamant about not sharing tidbits of her relationship with Pattinson. They are a team, after all.

Both stars have famous exes

Before finding their way to each other, Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse had a string of highly public, heavily scrutinized relationships.

Two successful and attractive actors, blessed in the cheekbone department, somehow have a long list of partners?! Batman's detective skills aren't quite required here. No doubt Pattinson's most high-profile relationship was the one he shared with Kristen Stewart. "R-Patz" and "K-Stew" were the talk of the town for four years, until the whole thing went down in flames following the latter's cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders in 2012.

Waterhouse, while spared from the ignominy of such a public fallout, had to deal with her own share of conjectures — her 17-year age gap with former flame Bradley Cooper was quite the talking point. Their relationship lasted for two years and ended with an amicable split in 2015. Following Cooper, the actor was rumored to be seeing James Marsden, Nat Wolff, and Richard Madden. Before getting together with Pattinson, she was last confirmed to be in a relationship in 2017 with Diego Luna. Pattinson, too, had his share of link-up rumors, but after Stewart, his other high-profile relationship was with songstress FKA Twigs. The two began dating in 2014 and got engaged within six months of meeting each other, but called it quits in 2017.

Did he put a ring on it? Engagement rumors keep floating

By 2020, Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse had been seen together enough times for fans to believe things were getting pretty serious between them. As per Daily Mail, the couple was rumored to be engaged that year.

The "Divergent" actor flaunted what looked like a wedding band on her ring finger as she accompanied her boyfriend to a Dior party in Paris. Pattinson reportedly spent Christmas with Waterhouse's family and proposed to her over the holidays. As per an E! News source, the duo has talked about the future and a possible engagement, but they still want to take things slow.

"They love being low-key together and have very similar interests," the source further added. Pattinson's family allegedly adores Waterhouse, perhaps a little more than they did his exes. Although the lovebirds are not engaged yet, it seems like things are getting pretty serious!

The couple that isolates together, stays together

Love under lockdown presented a challenging proposition to couples, both old and new. Given that preamble, Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse, who'd been together for a year and a half before the pandemic struck, entered a potential relationship vortex when production on "The Batman" came to a standstill because of coronavirus.

In his May 2020 GQ profile, Pattinson revealed he and Waterhouse were shacked up together in a West London apartment. While romantic horror stories about #LockdownLove abounded, the two seemed to have emerged from quarantine unscathed. In fact, if sources are to be believed, their time spent together brought them closer as a couple. "They have both been spending time in the U.K. together during this last year and their relationship is stronger than ever," an insider revealed to E! News later in the year.

Pattinson shared some culinary-tinged tidbits about his time in quarantine in the GQ profile — namely that he'd been on the "Batman meal plan." Hopefully the meal plan accounted for Waterhouse because if the culinary concepts presented by Pattinson in the profile are anything to go by ("How do you make a pasta which you can hold in your hand?"), they needed all the help they could get.

Suki Waterhouse is Robert Pattinson's biggest fan

Nothing screams true love like a partner who supports you, and Robert Pattinson seems to have found that in Suki Waterhouse.

Right before the release of "The Batman," Pattinson's nerves were off the charts — just the thought of watching himself as Bruce Wayne on the big screen colored him with all shades of anxiety. The actor was so scared to see himself that he had to find ways to boost his serotonin levels. He talked about the experience during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "I need to workout for two hours before, and I need to have an enormous amount of sugar and caffeine. So whenever I'm watching, I'm like, 'Yes!'"

Waterhouse, who is not a big fan of superhero movies, watched "The Batman" with Pattinson, and she could not help but cry tears of joy. "And just seeing that it was capturing her attention the entire time, and then she held my hand and touched it [to her face] and I could feel a little tear. And I was like, 'No way!'" Pattinson told Kimmel.

The stars want to have kids someday

It's almost a given that two stunning Hollywood stars deciding to have babies together will garner gorgeous results (we're looking at you, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's parents!). Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but imagine if Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse were to have children ... I mean, both of them have expressed their desire to have kids at some point.

In a 2013 conversation with Elle UK, Waterhouse talked about how her model pal Jourdan Dunn's son Riley gave her baby fever. The actor admitted she likes the idea of having kids. "Not, like, now. And not next year. But in not too long."

Pattinson, on the other hand, believes he will make a pretty cool father. In 2015, he talked to the German magazine Jolie about what he thinks his children will be like. "Sure I will have a child who is totally cool and confident," the actor said. He quipped they will look at him every day and wonder why they have such a funny and quirky oddball of a father.

They share a love of music

Robert Pattinson is an incredibly talented actor, no doubt, but have you ever heard him sing? Now, it is one thing to be an actor and want to cross over into singing, but he really is gifted. His songs "Never Think" and "Let Me Sign" were a part of the "Twilight" soundtrack, something that he later regretted.

"It looked like I was trying to be cool or something, like Eminem," the actor said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald. "You know, be in a movie and then do a song for the soundtrack. But I didn't look cool, I just looked ridiculous."

While we're not sure what might have kept Pattinson from pursuing a full-fledged career in music, Suki Waterhouse decided she would not give up on her dreams. She started writing when she was 23 and suffering from depression. Nearly six years after releasing her first song "Brutally" following "an incredibly toxic public breakup," Waterhouse announced the release of her full-length album in January 2022.

Pattinson admires Waterhouse's sense of humor

When Robert Pattinson accepted taking on the mantle of the Caped Crusader, he did so knowing full well that he'd be inviting the microscopic scrutiny of a legion of obsessive superfans. What he perhaps didn't anticipate was inviting one of those fans into his home. 

In his March 2022 cover interview for GQ, "Battinson" recalled the time his boiler needed fixing, and as luck would have it, the repairman moonlighted as a DC superfan. Fortunately for him, Suki Waterhouse was at the scene to make light of the situation, all the while indirectly ribbing him. Sharing a glimpse into their playful dynamic, Pattinson said, "The guy came around the other day and he just randomly started talking about what a DC fan he is. And I'm sitting there facing the other direction, and my girlfriend just keeps continuing the conversation with him. And I'm looking at her like: Shut the f*** up!"

Waterhouse's playful interaction with the fan turned a potentially uncomfortable situation into an entertaining one for Pattinson. "She was very entertaining. Just talking to an obsessive fan," he added gleefully. While Pattinson's Batman might be customarily grim and glum, his girlfriend's encounter with "Boilerman" was anything but.

Suki Waterhouse knows her own worth

While Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse are the same in that they both act for a living, they have had markedly different career trajectories. Pattinson burst onto the scene with the "Twilight" saga. And now he's Batman. All this to say that Pattinson is well on his way to becoming a certifiable megastar (if he isn't there already). Waterhouse, though, is a multi-hyphenated talent on her own. The triple-threat performer has thrived as an actor, model, and singer.

So when the pop-culture laden "Gossip Girl" reboot took a dig at her — comparing her unfavorably to Pattinson — she wasn't going to take it lying down. In one of the show's episodes, Luna (Zión Moreno) attempts to contextualize Zoya (Whitney Peak) and Obie's (Eli Brown) romance by stating: "As far as the press is concerned, he's R-Patz and you're Suki Nobody." 

A few days after the episode aired, a noticeably peeved Waterhouse took to Twitter to share her thoughts. "Another day to be reminded that women can also be the patriarchy," the actor wrote, tagging the show's Twitter handle and that of Lila Fienberg, the episode's writer. "Seeing critiques of the patriarchy and sexism, then I get name-checked as somebody's nobody's girlfriend. Make it make sense," she continued. While she has since deleted the tweets, the message was heard loud and clear — Suki Waterhouse is certainly not a "nobody," and she won't take kindly to being labeled one.