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Inside Robert Pattinson & Suki Waterhouse’s love story

We look back on their star-studded relationship.
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If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, you’ve definitely heard about Hollywood’s new favourite power couple – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse.

Loved by fans across the globe, the Twilight actor and Daisy Jones & the Six star’s low-key relationship has long been a source of intrigue since they were first spotted together in 2018.

Now, as the couple celebrate the arrival of their first child together, we’re looking back at Robert and Suki’s complete relationship timeline. 

Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse’s Relationship Timeline

July 2018 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse first spotted together

Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse first sparked relationship rumours in July 2018 after photos obtained by E! News were published that showed the couple sharing a kiss in London.

According to the publication, the rumoured new couple were on a date night at Notting Hill’s Electric Cinema, with the duo reportedly watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again before heading for drinks at SoHo House. 

“Along the way, they were very close and cuddled and kissed many times. Robert was very affectionate to her and had his arm around her the whole way, and Suki reciprocated by holding his hand and kissing it,” an eyewitness told E! News. 

August 2018 – Sources confirm Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse’s relationship

While the couple had not yet publicly confirmed their relationship, a source speaking to Us Weekly revealed that Rob and Suki had been an item for months, with the source sharing that the pair had “known each other and been around each other for a long time.”

The source also added that Suki and Rob “definitely have a love of music in common” and that they “are both really cool, nice, and normal people.” 

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Rob and Suki were first spotted together in 2018. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

October 2018 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse spotted leaving London nightclub

Just over a month after the Daily Mail reported that Rob and Suki had split, the pair were spotted together leaving London’s Chiltern Firehouse nightclub shortly after 2:00 a.m.

December 2018 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse attend Christmas party

Much to the delight of fans, photos shared by the Daily Mail in December 2018 captured Rob and Suki leaving a Christmas party together in London’s Regent Street. 

January 2019 – Rober Pattinson celebrates Suki Waterhouse’s 27th birthday

Although the couple had yet to publicly confirm rumours of their relationship, the Twilight star’s attendance at Suki’s 27th birthday party in London certainly added to speculation, with ELLE US sharing photos of the pair leaving London’s Casa Cruz restaurant. 

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The couple were frequently spotted together throughout 2018. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

April 2019 – Robert Pattinson speaks publicly on his relationship with Suki Waterhouse

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Rob was probed about his relationship with Suki, to which he responded, “Do I have to [talk about Suki]?”

“If you let people in [your relationship], it devalues what love is. If a stranger on the street asked you about your relationship, you’d think it extremely rude. If you put up a wall, it ends up better. I can’t understand how someone can walk down the street holding hands, and it’s the same as when I do it and a hundred people are taking your photo.”

May 2019 – Suki Waterhouse celebrates Robert Pattinson’s 33rd birthday

In May 2019, photos shared by People captured the low-key couple out for dinner at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont to celebrate Rob’s 33rd birthday. 

June 2019 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse double date with Taylor Swift

In a star-studded crossover that we all didn’t see coming, Rob and Suki reportedly ventured out on a double date with pop princess Taylor Swift and her then-boyfriend Joe Alwyn at members-only club San Vicente Bungalows in Hollywood. 

Speaking to Us Weekly, an eye-witness shared that “they were at a table, just the four of them. Rob and Taylor were across from each other.” The source also shared that the four famous friends were “laughing and talking all night.” 

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Photographer Sofia Malamute shared the first photo of the couple together. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

September 2019 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse share first photo together

Much to the delight of Rob and Suki fans everywhere, the couple’s friend and photographer Sofia Malamute shared the first picture of the couple to her Instagram account, with the adorable snap showing Suki cuddled around Rob while on holiday in Ibiza. 

January 2020 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse spark engagement rumours

Following their appearance at a Dior dinner party in January 2020, Rob and Suki sparked engagement rumours after Suki was photographed sporting a ring on that finger. 

“Even more exciting is the talk among friends that [Robert] may ask Suki’s father Norman and mother Elizabeth for her hand in marriage,” a source told the Daily Mail shortly before the Dior party. 

July 2020 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse spotted in London 

In late July 2020, Rob and Suki were spotted walking arm and arm through London’s Notting Hill.

“They weren’t recognised by anyone and they seemed to be in their own little world as they took a long stroll around the village chatting intently, pointing at properties and laughing together… They held hands the whole time or were linking arms and looked very happy,” a source told  E! News. 

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After being photographed wearing a number of rings during the Dior dinner, many believed the couple were engaged. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

February 2022 – Robert Pattinson opens up about his relationship with Suki Waterhouse

During his press tour for Batman, Robert Pattinson shared a glimpse into his relationship with Suki Waterhouse. 

Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, Rob shared Suki’s reaction to his blockbuster film role. 

“It was really her reaction that kind of changed the entire thing, because I’m pretty sure she’s not normally into watching superhero movies, and just seeing that it was capturing her attention the entire time… She held my hand and touched it [to her face] and I could feel a little tear.” 

December 2022 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse make their red-carpet debut

Four years since rumours of their relationship first surfaced, Rob and Suki made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Dior Fall 23 Menswear Show in Egypt. 

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Robert and Suki made their debut at the Dior Fall 23 Menswear Show. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

February 2023 – Suki Waterhouse opens up on her relationship with Robert Pattinson 

Leading up to the release of Daisy Jones & The Six, Suki spoke to The Times about her relationship with Rob, telling the publication, “I’m shocked that I’m so happy with someone for nearly five years.”

“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,” Suki shared. 

“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… We’ve always got so much to say, and I find him hilarious.”

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Robert and Suki attended the 2023 Met Gala. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

May 2023 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse make Met Gala debut 

Rob and Suki appeared at their first Met Gala red carpet together in 2023 to celebrate the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty exhibition. 

October 2023 – Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse attend GO Campaign Gala

In October 2023, Rob and Suki attended the GO Campaign’s annual gala in Los Angeles.

Rob is an ambassador for the non-profit, which raises money to fight poverty and to educate and protect disadvantaged children across the globe. 

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The couple most recently attended the GO Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

November 2023 – Suki Waterhouse alludes to her pregnancy 

During her performance at the Corona Festival in Mexico, Suki Waterhouse hinted to her rumoured pregnancy. 

“I thought I’d wear something sparkly to distract you from something else I’ve got going on… I’m not sure it’s working,” she told the crowd as she gestured to her stomach. 

Following Suki’s performance, Australian music festival Laneway announced that she will be withdrawing from the festival lineup, with the Daisy Jones & the Six star slated to take to the stage in February 2024. 

“We were so looking forward to having Suki Waterhouse along to Laneway Festival next year, but due to personal reasons, she can’t make the trip to Australia and New Zealand in February,” Laneway organisers wrote in a statement.

“We can’t wait to welcome Suki back to Laneway in the future when the timing is right. Until then, we wish her all the best and will keep her on repeat.”

Suki’s apparent confirmation came almost one month after rumours first surfaced that she and Robert Pattinson were expecting their first child together after paparazzi photos captured Suki’s rumoured baby bump while the couple were on a hike. 

December 2023 – Suki Waterhouse discusses her pregnancy journey

Sharing a snippet of her British Vogue Get Ready with Me video from the 2023 British Fashion Awards, Suki offered a rare glimpse into her pregnancy journey; hilariously discussing her pregnancy cravings. 

In the video, Suki joked that she had eaten almost 50 dumplings ahead of the event, with a member of her team calling room service before telling Suki, “I think you’ve eaten all the classic prawn [dumplings] so they’ve run out, but they just have the prawn and saffron.”

“Did she actually say they’ve run out? Oh my god, that is so embarrassing, but it is  properly 50 dumplings,” Suki laughed back, captioning the clip, “Me: no I really haven’t been having cravings.” 

December 2023: Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson engagement rumours surface

On December 8, rumours of Rob and Suki’s engagement first began to surface, with a source speaking to Life & Style revealing that Rob reportedly plans to propose during the holiday season. 

“He’s telling pals he’s looking to propose over the holidays when they will be surrounded by family,” the source shared, adding, “He’s been sure about Suki for quite some time, and the fact that she’s pregnant has just moved the clock forward on what he was planning to do in the near future.”

10 days later, rumours of Suki and Rob’s engagement continued to swell after TMZ shared a selection of photos of the couple out for a walk, with Suki flashing a glimpse of a new ring on that finger. 

March 2024: Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson welcome their first child together 

In March 2024, rumours emerged suggesting Rob and Suki had welcomed their first child together after photos surfaced of the couple pushing a pink pram. 

While the couple themselves did not confirm or deny the news at the time, Suki had not posted on social media in over a month – leading many fans to believe they were celebrating the arrival of their child. 

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Suki debuted the first glimpse of her rumoured engagement ring. (Credit: Backgrid) (Credit: Backgrid)

April 2024: Suki Waterhouse confirms the birth of her first child with Robert Pattinson

After an extended social media silence, Suki returned to Instagram on April 5, 2024, to share the first glimpse of her newborn, writing, “Welcome to the world angel.” 

One week later, Suki opened up about her post-partum experience, writing, “The fourth trimester has been… humbling!”

“The post-partum period has been filled with exhilarating joy, so much laughter tears, soo many hormones! I’m proud of everything my body has achieved and proud of the kindness and grace I’ve given myself during this recovery period.” 

April 2024: Suki Waterhouse reveals the sex of her newborn baby at Coachella

While Suki and Rob did not formally announce the sex of their baby following the birth, Suki seemingly confirmed that the couple welcomed a daughter during her performance at Coachella. 

“I don’t know if some of you know, but I had some big life changes happen recently… I love amazing ladies and I’ve been very lucky to have my own little amazing lady and meet the love of my life.” 

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“Welcome to the world angel.” (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

June 2024: Robert Pattinson shares rare comment on fatherhood

After celebrating the arrival of their baby girl, Robert made his first public comment on his experience of fatherhood while attending the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2025 show in Paris.

“[Having a baby] makes you feel very old and very young,” Robert quipped, adding, “She’s so cute. You know, I’m amazed by how quickly their personality comes. So even at three months, I’m like, ‘Oh … I can kinda see who she is already.'”

June 2024: Suki Waterhouse opens up on parenthood with Robert Pattinson

Taking to the cover of British Vogue alongside her daughter as the June 2024 cover star, Suki opened up about her romance and parenthood with Robert.

Reflecting on their decision to start a family, Suki shared that the couple had “really planned” their pregnancy, sharing, “One day we looked at each other and said, ‘Well, this is as ready as we’re going to be.'”

Sharing a glimpse into the arrival of their daughter, the Daisy Jones & the Six star revealed, “[Robert] was there with me and like all dads, he was really nervous, but for someone who’s quite an anxious person, he’s very been very calm.”

“[He is] the dad I could have hoped for. I mean a dad and his daughter? It’s an actual love story.”

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