Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse have been together since at least the summer of 2018, so it’s been four years or more. They were already quite serious before COVID, spent much of lockdown together when COVID started, and while they’ve never been super public about their situation, they don’t go out of their way to hide it, either. During The Batman press tour, RP referred to Suki a number of times during interviews, and he shows up to support her at her shows. 


Still, they’ve never walked a red carpet together… until now. 

RP and Suki were side-by-side in Giza, Egypt at the Dior show and also held hands in the front row wearing coordinated outfits. They also posed for a British portrait alongside Lewis Hamilton and Naomi Campbell who matched RP and Suki’s fits with coordinated looks of their own. Hi Lewis!

Lewis Hamilton, Naomi Campbell, Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson attend the Dior Fall 2023 Menswear Show on December 03, 2022 in Giza, Egypt

So their first carpet in four years – does this mean there will be more? If this event had been in London or Los Angeles or New York or Paris with more entertainment media in attendance, would they have still made the decision? RP and Suki have kept a relatively low profile since The Batman came out, but I appreciate this relationship update to close out the year. This, I think, is Robert’s longest romantic relationship, at least since he became famous. He and Kristen Stewart were together for four years, too, before they broke up and he and FKA twigs were together for three. 

While it took four years for Robert and Suki to make their red carpet debut, Simu Liu operates on a different schedule. Simu was dating Jade Bender through the summer and they showed up on a few carpets together, but he confirmed in September that they’d broken up. Last week, however, Simu revealed that he has a new girlfriend. Simu and Allison Hsu showed up in matching holiday sweaters at the premiere of Violent Night. They were previously seen together at a BLACKPINK concert in LA. 


Not only are Simu and Allison red carpet official, though, but he’s made it Instagram official – which is, by today’s standards, the MOST official of the officials. 

Simu obviously isn’t super precious about his relationships and the public, although, to be fair, he hasn’t had the same experience as Robert with the public and his private life. There are no conspiracy theories about him being secretly married and raising children with his former girlfriend. Deranged fans don’t attack his girlfriends on social media. It’s a lot less messy for him, and because of that, he doesn’t have to hide it when he’s in love. 


Also, and I don’t know this for sure, but I’m seeing this through an Asian lens, we don’t often get to see Asian romance in the culture – young and attractive Asian celebrities out here doing the dating thing at Hollywood events and being talked about on social media. Simu, I think, is repping that, too. 

But can we talk about his holiday sweater game? Because he was just at LA Comic-Con this weekend in the sweater everybody wants – the Black Panther Ugly Christmas sweater!

Simu Liu is seen onstage at 2022 Los Angeles Comic Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on December 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California