Why Did Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs Break Up? It Seems Like It May Have Been A Long Time Coming
Yet another celeb couple has called it quits in 2017. According to multiple reports, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs have broken up after being together for almost three years. The Sun first reported that the pair ended their engagement on Oct. 11 and other reports that the couple are over have now followed. Bustle reached out to a manager for Pattinson for comment, but didn't not receive a response at the time of publication; a rep for Twigs had no comment.
The two reportedly met through a mutual friend in 2014 and got engaged shortly after in April 2015, according to E! News. But, things reportedly weren't going smoothly in the couple's relationship for some time. Where did things go wrong for the pair?
A source told JustJared that Pattinson and Twigs (who's real name is Tahliah Barnett) split up "several months ago". According to E! News, the couple both had busy travel schedules and that partly led to the split. The source said, "Their travel schedules took a big toll on the relationship. Robert is the one who ended it." The source also said that the couple had previously taken another relationship milestone when the two bought a house together: "They bought a house together but then it was just not working out between them." The source said that Twigs was the one to move out of the couple's shared pad. If this is the case, the two seem to be done for good.
Unfortunately, it seemed like the writing was on the wall in terms of their breakup. The couple hadn't been see out together since May 2017 during the Cannes Film Festival. It's not like Pattinson's been shying away from the spotlight either. He's been busy recently promoting his new movie Good Time, yet his fiancée hasn't been seen by his side. In one of his most recent appearances Pattinson went solo during the NYC premiere of Good Time.
Pattinson's comments about his and Twigs' relationship status also didn't bode well for the couple. The actor went on the The Howard Stern Show in July 2017 and when asked about his relationship with the singer, he said that they were "kind of" engaged, according to People. Yikes. OK, being "kind of" engaged maybe isn't the worst thing, but putting it like that isn't exactly a glowing review of the relationship.
This wasn't the first time that Pattinson played coy when asked about his relationship with Twigs. People asked the actor about planning his wedding with her. He replied with faux confusion and said, "Planning what now?" He could very well have just been avoiding the question since he's known to be a private figure and didn't want to discuss his relationship. But, his refusal to answer is interesting since the two did end up reportedly delaying their plans to wed in early 2016, according to In Touch and, now, it's being reported that they've since broken off their engagement entirely.
The couple was plagued with rumors about a possible split before it even happened. Maybe they were signs of what was to come? In August 2017, it seemed like Pattinson and Twigs had split. She was seen out and about with model Brieuc Breitenstein in Ibiza. In turn, Pattinson was seen out with Katy Perry and rumors circulated that the two were an item. However, Pattinson and Perry have been friends for years and were probably just hanging out. The couple wasn't immune to other breakup rumors as it was also said that the couple split in July 2016 and in October 2015, although, clearly, those were never confirmed reports since the couple still appeared to be together afterward.
Pattinson and Twigs were a seriously cute couple and this news will probably be a blow to many who were rooting for the two to work. Although, there are undoubtedly just as many Twihards out there who are rejoicing over the news that Edward Cullen is back on the market.
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