Just call it Suki Waterhouse and the six months of celibacy.
The Daisy Jones & the Six star revealed that she had “no dates, no nothing” for half a year before her romance with now-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, who she’s been linked to since 2018. Though she joked that some people may not consider her self-described “bout of celibacy” to be a long one, Suki said that particular chapter of her life “turned out to be brilliant.”
“It’s just something about taking away the chaos of receiving attention, having to deal with it and texting people and getting those lurches of excitement,” she shared on the Oct. 4 episode of Apple’s Driven Minds: A Type 7 podcast. “It turned out to be great. I got very clear and got very comfortable with being by myself—then I ended up meeting my boyfriend.”
She continued, “It felt extra special in a way.”
So, what made the 31-year-old take a beat on her love life? “I’ve been ghosted and broken up with after dating someone for a year, that was pretty bad,” Suki told host Gillian Sagansky, noting she’s been in several past relationships with “blinding red flags.”