It’s Over! Robert Pattinson & FKA twigs Reportedly Call Off Their Engagement
According to The Sun, the 31-year-old actor and 29-year-old musician called it quits after three years of being together (a two-year engagement included). “They were almost inseparable for their first two years together,” the site reports. “But in recent months they have really started to drift apart and have been spending less and less time together.”
“Rob is tired of it, has called off their engagement and told friends they have split,” the report continues. “With so much history between them, though, there are still strong feelings there. It’s a difficult situation but things have become tough between them for some time and they both know they were no longer working as a couple.”
The first signs of trouble between the Twilight alum and the singer, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, appeared in July of this year, when RPattz told Howard Stern that he’s “kind of” engaged.
That was all he said at the time regarding his fiancée, but he did explain why he’s always been so secretive about his relationships. “It’s one of the most frustrating things in the world,” he stressed. “You want to be able to [be open], but it’s literally, like, you get stuck in this position but you have to make this decision whether you want to let the crazy people in. I mean basically, for whatever reason with Twilight — I don’t know whether it is a specific thing with the audience — but there’s like a crack troop of crazies who think every single decision you’re making is creating some kind of conspiracy. So… to protect it, I want to create a big boundary, [but] then it’s difficult for your relationship.”
In a separate interview, with GQ magazine, which came out in early August, the interviewer asked, point blank, “Are you getting married?” His response: “Eh…”
Then, to top everything off, days after that interview made headlines, FKA twigs was spotted getting cozy with male model Brieuc Breitenstein in Ibiza.
To say the announcement of this split has been a long time coming is an understatement.
Before FKA twigs ever came along, Robert Pattinson racked up quite the dating timeline: