robert pattinson to become mr. fka twigs
The most unlikely source spilled the beans yesterday.
You always knew this day would come, Twilight tweens: your pale prince Robert Pattinson is officially off the market. News has surfaced today that the 28-year-old actor has popped the question to his 27-year-old bae, singer FKA twigs, after only six months of kickin' it in Coogi sweaters.
In a move absolutely no one saw coming, T-Pain of all people was the one to spill the beans. In a recent interview, the autotune ambassador told Vulture that Twigs might not contribute to his forthcoming album as "she's engaged now...to 'ol Patty [Robert Pattinson]," which he quickly followed up with, "I don't know if she wanted anybody to know that…"
If "ol' Patty" wasn't smooth enough for you, the singer then tried to spin the whole blunder off as an April Fool's joke on Twitter. But he should have known that People Magazine is basically The X Files of engagement rumors: its editors stop at nothing to confirm even the most obscure celebrities' would-be nuptials. Less than an hour later, the magazine confirmed the engagement, although the couple's reps declined to comment.
When rumors surfaced that R-Pattz and Twigs were doing the dating thing back in December, the singer was hit with an insane wave of racist Twitter backlash from rabid Twilight freaks still holding out for Pattinson and ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart to get back together. We'd like to have enough faith in the human race that today's news only results in congrats and well-wishes, rather than another firestorm of racist hatred in the Twittersphere.
Text Emily Manning
Photography Matthew Stone
Styling Matthew Josephs
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