New York City, NY, United States (4E) – Sources tell Us Weekly that Robert Pattinson, 28, is dating English singer Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known by her stage name FKA twigs, 26.
The new couple, who met through mutual friends, has been seeing each other for weeks now and were seen together recently in New York City’s East Village. They are said to have bonded for their love of music — the London-based musician received critical acclaim earlier this year with her first album, “LP1,” while Pattinson, composes his own music and had sung two songs (“Never Think” and “Let Me Sign”) for the Twilight soundtrack.
A source told The Sun newspaper, “It’s the real deal between Rob and Tahliah. They had been able to keep their relationship secret until recently, but they’re already smitten. He’s been taking her on dates for the last month or so, and has even flown her out to stay with him in New York. He also loves going to her gigs.”
“The main thing for Tahliah is that the relationship remains low key. She wants to be known for her music, not just as ‘Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend’”
Tahliah, who was born in Gloucestershire to a Jamaican father and Spanish/English mother, was a former backup dancer for artists including Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran.
Pattinson, was previously linked to Dylan Penn and model Imogen Kerr following his high-profile breakup in 2012 from Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. Stewart meanwhile is now being linked to Nicholas Hoult who just split from actress Jennifer Lawrence.