Robert Pattinson was spotted at London Fashion Week hanging around singer Mabel McVey, sending London tabloids into a frenzy. But however much Rob was enamored with the singer, a romance seems far-fetched at this point.
Not that she isn’t his type. IM reported five years ago, after his monumental split from Kristen Stewart, that musicians would likely make up the “Twilight” hunk’s dating pool.
She was born in Málaga, Spain and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter rock royalty. Her mother is singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry and father record producer Cameron McVey.
She launched her music career in London. Her debut 2015 single “Know Me Better” was critically acclaimed. Her second single “My Boy My Town” was also well received.
The tabloids went into overdrive when Pattinson and McVey were spotted together several times during London Fashion Week last month.
A source told London’s Daily Mirror:
“Rob looked smitten with Mabel and they spent two nights glued to each other. They were practically inseparable at the Vogue party at Annabel’s, and again the following night at a Miu Miu fashion party where Rob was trying to be really low key. Their friendship has blossomed from there.”
But tabloids have missed the mark before, linking him–falsely–with a series of women, including Elvis Presley granddaughter Riley Keough and Sean Penn, Robin Wright daughter Dylan Penn and pop singers Sia Furler and Katy Perry.
In 2015, his romance with FKA Twigs, aka Tahliah Debrett Barnett, an obscure UK indie performance artist, proved to be the real deal.
The relationship blossomed, but seemed to crash of its own weight last October, despite dozens of reports the two were on the verge of marriage.
Like all celebrity relationships, Pattinson and Barnett suffered from the curse of too much time apart. He would take off for weeks to film a picture and she was constantly on the road.
A source 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. 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.”
Basically, Rob was said to have grown “tired” of being unable to spend time with his fiancee. That appears to be a significant hurdle for Rob and Mabel.
Pattinson has signed on to star in director Robert Eggers film “The Lighthouse.” The fantasy horror story is expected to start production this spring, which could keep him out of circulation for weeks.
Mabel is slated to go on tour with Harry Styles.
There’s also the question of their age difference. Rob, at 31, is nine years older than Mabel. But she’s said to be very low key and private, which would be a plus for Rob.
Plus, she’s just starting out in her career. Rob is ready to kick back, and may be thinking about settling down.
While there may have been a spark between them, it remains to be seen if a relationship is sustainable.
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