FKA Twigs & Robert Pattinson have apparently ended their engagement & broken up

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Back in August, we started hearing that Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs were fizzling out or taking a break. Those stories came wrapped up with the information that A) Rob was suddenly spending more time in LA, as opposed to London (where he and Twigs had been living primarily) and B) he was possibly canoodling with Katy Perry. The Katy Perry part of the story kind of fell apart, and at this point, I kind of just believe Katy and Sparkles are good friends, possibly friends with benefits. Gossip Cop slammed all of the rumors of a Twigs-Sparkles split though, for whatever that’s worth. Then, just days after that flurry of split drama, Twigs was seen in Ibiza, looking somewhat friendly with a male model. People Mag later insisted that Twigs and Sparkles were JUST FINE, so stop asking. Guess what? There’s another round of breakup rumors.

As vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, ROBERT PATTINSON was a pin-up for millions of teens around the world. And now his legion of fans might be pleased to hear he’s back on the market, as I can reveal Rob has split from fiancée FKA TWIGS. Rob started dating the singer whose real name is TAHLIAH BARNETT, in September 2014 and they got engaged just seven months later. But he has called time on their romance after the pair grew apart over the past few months.

A source close to the couple said: “They were almost inseparable for their first two years together. 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. 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.”

[From The Sun]

If this is the case, it feels… surprisingly mature. Like, there’s no spectacular flame out, no crazy public affair. I think Twigs and Sparkles have been “on the rocks” for months, perhaps even taking a break for much of the summer, but as this source says, they were leaving it open for a possible reconciliation because they still care about each other. I’m sure the super-fans will be happy about a lot of this – most of Rob-stans hated Rob with Twigs (which sucks, because Twigs seems cool/interesting) and they’re probably rejoicing with the idea that Rob dumped her. Something to keep in mind, Rob-stans: he’s never, ever going to get back together with Kristen Stewart. It’s just not happening. But I do hope he finds someone – he seems to like being in a serious relationship.

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  1. HH says:

    Quelle Surprise.

    Sorry, I’m all snark today.

  2. Lulu says:

    “Oh I’m so shocked” said no one. I feel like it’s been over for a while now.

  3. mia girl says:

    Is there no good news this week??!!!??

    Not surprised, but sad because I liked them together.

    I think they are both very focused on their careers right now and likely that distance is hard.

  4. Snowflake says:

    Noooooooooooooo! Surprise to me

  5. Island_girl says:

    That’s too bad. I thought thay they were a lovely and interesting couple.

  6. serena says:

    This makes me sad, I liked them as a couple.

  7. Anname says:

    The break up did seem inevitable, looking back at the last few months. They were very sweet together, and I’m sad it didn’t work out for them. I agree it looks like a no-drama break up though, thankfully.

    Twigs is putting out new music soon. Her lyrics are always hard to interpret, so I am sure there will be lots of interesting spins put on them!

  8. Another Anne says:

    I liked them together, but if it wasn’t working, I hope they both find happiness with new people when they’re ready.

    Honestly, I don’t think most of the drama came from “Rob stans”. Most of it was from people who couldn’t let go of “Robsten” (ugh). If you ever saw the horrible comments on her instagram, it was mostly from people comparing her unfavorably to KStew, and with user names like “krisbian4evah”. Not to mention the crazy cult who thinks Rob and Kristen are married and constantly breeding, they were awful to twigs.

    • Div says:

      Yeah, I think most of the drama came from the remaining twihards who were into the idea of “Robsten” (which I still think was mostly a showmance) and not people who are individually fans of Rob or KStew (not that they don’t have their own crazy fans but I think those are a small percentage when it comes to the crazy compared to the twihards). In addition to the horribly racist comments they leave on Twigs IG, apparently they often leave homophobic comments on Stella Maxwell’s IG. Racist, homophobic bunch…but I see how Twilight attracted that sort of crowd.

      Apparently 50 Shades has attracted the same crazies who confuse real life people with book characters, ugh.

  9. minx says:

    Cool couple, but I never really thought they would get married.

  10. Div says:

    I love her and I’m kind of ambivalent on him. I figured they were over tho as she was at a fair amount of events without a ring on & was seen out a lot by herself in London. Apparently she will have some new music coming out soon, so I’m excited.

    • ell says:

      ‘Apparently she will have some new music coming out soon, so I’m excited.’

      same! i love everything she’s done so far, i saw her live as well and it was amazing. she’s SO good.

      i don’t care for him so, whatever.

  11. Alice says:

    I like Rob, I think he’s more interesting and smarter than most people give him credit for. I wonder who he dates next, unfortunately he likes them angsty, moody and dramatic, but I do hope next time it’s some easy-going, down-to-earth and funny girl, someone closer to his own self. As a fan I’ve always been frustrated by the disbalance in all his relationships, it’s always like he’s the one who cares more, gives more and makes more efforts.

    • G says:

      I agree with a lot of this, and was also going to comment that I think he’d be a good match with someone a bit more silly and down-to-earth. Maybe Twigs and Kristen were in private, but they definitely have a lot of that melancholy pretension going on.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      People like who they like. As a fan, you can’t make him like who you *think* he should. That IMO is the issue with Rob fans, they think they are his Mom and he should do what they tell him to do via the Internet.

      • ElbaQ says:

        Isn’t it just a part of gossip to speculate who he should date next? I would love to see him with someone like Lupita or Emilia Clarke or Emma Stone just for the different dynamic of that relationship. Of course, I realize, I have no say, lol

  12. DiligentDiva says:

    Not shocking considering they were engaged for like 4 years without any plans for a wedding it seemed.
    Let this be a lesson to everyone, never have an engagement that lasts more than a year at most. Nobody should be expected to wait years to get married after getting engaged. What it says is your partner actually doesn’t want to marry you and not willing to truly commit.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Someone told me : “Long courtship, short engagement.” Sounds good to me!

    • Erinn says:

      “Let this be a lesson to everyone, never have an engagement that lasts more than a year at most.”

      I can’t imagine having to plan everything so fast. We started dating in jr high….got engaged about ten years later, bought a house a few months after that, and got married more than a year after buying the house. I guess if you’re wealthy enough, you can hire someone to take care of everything for you.

      • Another Anne says:

        Yeah, most people I know are engaged at least a year. It often takes that long to book a wedding reception venue.

  13. Annie says:

    I’m a big Rob fan, and like many Rob fans I was very happy to see him with Twigs as opposed to seeing him with a person who cheated on him publicly. I enjoyed Twilight a lot but never once did I make excuses for Kristen’s little scandal. I disliked her a lot after that, so not all Rob fans hated Twigs nor were we all part of the racist group that harassed her online (which it’s the same 10-15 people who hated Rob for dumping Kristen for cheating). It was the Robsten fans who were incredibly obsessed with it and they tend to favor Kristen in this situation. I always thought Twigs was good for him, she made him seem more interesting so I’m bummed that this is over and that the nutty, racist Robsten fans are rejoicing. I hope Rob knows he does have normal fans who are always rooting for him and support his choices.

    • Jane says:

      Lolz this is hysterical to me because for years when Rob and Kristen were together a section of his fans refused to believe they were together. They even made a website or blog called Nonsten. It was a nasty place that ended up being taken down by the host site after threats were made to Kristen. So, you see, there are crazies on every side but the nonstens were the OG crazies. It amuses me to see those same fans acting like butter wouldn’t melt. The only reason most of them liked twigs is that she wasn’t Kristen but they definitely would prefer someone more vanilla like Emma Watson who doesn’t writhe around on the floor in underwear and talk about throbbing.

      Kristen still gets homophobic comments from his fans too. They used to say horrible things about Alicia’s looks. They don’t really know what to say about Stella Maxwell bc she is obviously stunning and has her own money so i think its just “ugh dumb model” type comments

  14. JJ says:

    I don’t know about twigs, but Sparkles was in the spotlight for the whole summer and looked surprisingly good and happy – always energized, in high spirits & content and that felt like a nice change to his usual brooding persona. Now I’m thinking the relationship had probably been dragging for them and split was really a good idea and relief. I hope twigs feels the same, and there’s no drama.

    • K says:

      I imagine he’s feeling fantastic because people are saying he’s a really, really good actor now. Before, he was seen as a pretty boy who got lucky. I mean, if you’ve dedicated your adult life to a profession, and it’s made you rich beyond most people’s wildest dreams and more famous than any sane person’s nightmares, but you’ve also been written off on the talent front, then Oscar murmurings must be a dream come true.

      I’m not so much sad that they split up because they seem to have had several years of being happy first, and it doesn’t look nasty or dramatic now. That’s a successful relationship, surely? I don’t really see that a relationship is a failure if it runs a natural course and fizzles out, as long as it gave both sides a lot of happiness first, and it’s not a painful and messy/onsided breakup. I get what you mean about the relief when things aren’t awful, but just aren’t working, too.

      Hope they both meet people who make them equally happy, going forward.

      • tmot says:

        Totally agree that a relationship can run its course yet be a truly successful relationship. They’re both pretty young.

        I think she’s the more interesting artist of the two.

        Love her birdsnest hair in the top pic! Very Helena BC!

  15. AVVSAJNC says:

    I am sad about this if it’s true – her first album is a favorite of mine and I always liked him,

  16. Jane says:

    I never thought they would last anyway. I hope he doesn’t rush to buy a 90k ring for the next girl. I know he is rich but still.

    I don’t really rate her as a singer. I’ve tried to get into her music but i have to admit the first time i saw a performance of hers i thought it was a joke!!! The voice just isn’t there. She is cute though. I loved that he hooked up with a girl who never smiled and looked “miserable” after his stans used that to insult Kristen LOL

    • Deidra says:

      I couldn’t get into her either. She has an interesting look and is a great dancer, but that’s about it for me. I was at her Coachella performance two years ago and it was obvious the crowd wasn’t feeling it – whispery weak voice, impenetrable tunes, weird dance moves, oppressive blinking lights. I mean, we have Tinashe and SZA who successfully mix mainstream tunes with experimental electronic sound (SZA has a great voice to boot), what’s so special about this girl?

  17. Her Higness says:

    aww I was hoping they stood the test of time… & hollywood

  18. ElbaQ says:

    “He seems to like being in a serious relationship” – so true, I don’t remember him dating around after Kristen, he just had a gap year being single and then showed up with twigs. But there’s a suspicion Katy Perry is his go-to girl in between relationships, they probably go from friends to friends with benefits when he’s (and she’s) single.

  19. FreeSpiriredGirl says:

    Please! It is not Rob-stans, people who harassed and are still harassing Twigs are actually Kristen Stewart’s stans. I have seen so many Kristen shippers, they are vile.

  20. BabyDriver says:

    JustJared’s insider said they broke up a few months ago… I guess, they leaked it now hoping it’d die a quick death in the sea of gossip about Harvey Weinstein.

  21. enora says:

    no wonder, she s such a junkie…no plan no tomorrow!

  22. Rae says:

    Not surprising now, having read the previous articles alluding to it, but have to give them props for lasting as long as they did. I never thought it would last that long, if I being honest.

    Wish them both well.