Robert Pattinson recently shocked his fans with some very un-heartthrob-like behavior — he was caught shoving an autograph seeker away. So was the star being unnecessarily rude to one of his admirers, or was he simply trying to shield girlfriend FKA Twigs from an overly-aggressive fan?
A video making the rounds on the web shows Robert Pattinson pushing a female fan away as he and FKA Twigs leave the Casino de Paris in Paris, France. In the short clip of the encounter below, you can see a blonde-haired woman approaching Rob in hopes of scoring an autograph. At the 0:25 mark, a sullen-faced Pattinson pushes her away with one arm. It doesn’t look like the woman makes physical contact with the actor before he shoves her.
Robert Pattinson didn’t violently shove the woman away, but it doesn’t look like there was really any need for him to push her — he could have just kept right on walking. During an interview with Gossip Cop, an unnamed source tried to claim that Robert Pattinson was just being “super protective” of FKA Twigs. However, as you can see, the autograph seeker is nowhere near Twigs in the video above, and she doesn’t seem to be interested in the singer at all. Instead, she makes a beeline for Pattinson, who is walking a few steps behind FKA Twigs.
Perhaps Robert Pattinson should have taken a page from his ex-girlfriend when dealing with the unwanted autograph seeker. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Kristen Stewart was filmed using her words to fend off a pushy fan who wanted her to sign a photo. The Twilight actress used some salty language during the encounter, but she had a very good reason to be irritated with the persistent autograph seeker — the photo he was holding depicted Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson during happier days.
Robert Pattinson looks pretty perturbed in the video above, so perhaps he’s simply taking his anger out on the autograph seeker. FKA Twigs never had to deal with the amount of attention that Rob gets, so the actor might feel that it isn’t fair for mobs of fans and photographers to ambush her just because she’s with him.
During an interview the Guardian, FKA Twigs called dealing with paparazzi and Rob’s numerous fans “very challenging,” and she said that the amount of attention she gets for being Pattinson’s girlfriend makes her a bit uneasy.
“That side of my life [the paparazzi] is nothing to do with me. That’s, like… That is the… side of life of the man that I love,” she revealed. “I look uncomfortable because I am uncomfortable.”
However, Twigs is willing to put up with the photographers, screaming fans, and autograph seekers because she’s so in love with Pattinson.
“It’s, like, is this person in my life worth that? And he is, without question. Do you know what I mean? In comparison to how happy I am. And how I feel with him. It’s 100% worth it.”
According to E! News, Robert Pattinson gifted FKA Twigs with a promise ring back in December, so maybe the couple will make things official in the near future. Rob has found himself a talented girl who is willing to put up with the madness that is his life, so maybe she’ll make an ideal wife.
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