They’ve been together for a while, but the notoriously private Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson only made their red carpet debut in December 2022. Since then, Waterhouse has reflected on the relationship publicly, admitting during a February interview with The Sunday Times Style that she’s “shocked that I’m so happy with someone for nearly five years.”
The longest the couple have spent apart is apparently two months, which is surprising, considering their busy schedules. Waterhouse stars in the Amazon Prime Video series “Daisy Jones & The Six,” which premiered on March 3 — and apparently, she even tried to get her “The Batman” boyfriend to help with the audition. “Rob definitely isn’t getting advice from me about acting, but of course I’ll try and get him to help me with an audition before he falls asleep on the sofa,” she said.
The pair were first linked in 2018, when they were spotted kissing on the streets of London. In 2019, they were spotted leaving Waterhouse’s 27th birthday together, per Elle, and Pattinson first publicly acknowledged the relationship in an interview with The Sunday Times. They spent the pandemic together, and as of 2023, they’re still going strong.
“I’m always incredibly excited when I see his name pop up [on my phone] or even a text, and I think he feels the same about me.”
Both Waterhouse and Pattinson are no strangers to high-profile relationships. The former dated Bradley Cooper when he was 38 and she was 21, while Pattinson was with singer FKA Twigs for three years. “I was kind of depressed for a while,” Waterhouse told The Sunday Times of her breakup with Cooper. “It stuck around for a long time. I think it was the break-up and also just being in my twenties and in the f***ing trenches.” The public nature of the relationship made the split even harder. “You constantly read about how much more beautiful the new girlfriend is or whatever. That sounds silly, but when you’re actually the one that’s heartbroken, it’s pretty rough,” she added.
Before getting together with Pattinson, she also hung out with Prince Harry before he met Meghan Markle. “He came to a party at my house once and was absolutely lovely and really sweet,” she said. “I had uncles and aunts and everyone there.”
Waterhouse and Pattinson are now both conscious of keeping their relationship out of the spotlight, especially because Pattinson is constantly suspicious of the paparazzi. “He thinks people are chasing him even if we’re on the couch. He’s just got that mentality,” Waterhouse said. The pair are clearly compatible, with similar backgrounds they laugh about. “We always say that I never, ever would have thought I’d go out with a boy from Barnes, and he didn’t think he’d go out with a girl from Chiswick,” she said.
Ultimately, it’s clear Waterhouse is super loved-up with her “Twilight” heartthrob. “I’m always incredibly excited when I see his name pop up [on my phone] or even a text, and I think he feels the same about me,” she continued. “We’ve always got so much to say, and I find him hilarious.” She said she also sees a family in their future and revealed that she wants children one day, though she acknowledged there’s no right 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,” she said. “I can’t wait. I wish you could click your fingers to make it happen.”