Written by on 04.30 in Headlines & Rumors

Long before Robert Thomas Pattinson began driving women wild as dreamy vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise, he was just a shy boy, nicknamed Patty, from London. “Rob’s gobsmacked [British for astounded] by all the attention he’s getting,” an aunt of his, Diana Nutley, says in a revealing interview. “He’s very cool about it all, but he can’t believe it either.”

But when he was growing up in a cozy Victorian home in London’s Barnes neighborhood, the only females chasing the future actor were his sisters, Victoria, 28, and Lizzy, 25. “They used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia,” recalls Rob, the only son of Richard Pattinson, a vintage-car dealer, and mom Clare, a modeling-agency booker.Although Rob sometimes took cover from his siblings, he was known for hamming it up at family gatherings. “I remember we had a party in the garden one July,” Diana recalls. “We had a wonderful game to see how many dough-nuts we could eat without licking our lips. It’s impossible — Rob was covered in jam.”

But Rob had cleaned up his act by the time he transferred from the all-boys Tower House prep school to the coed Harrodian School at age 12. “It was a real turning point for me,” admits the actor, who earned pocket change then by delivering newspapers and walking dogs. “I became cool and discovered hair gel.”

For more details and photos from Robert’s childhood, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!

Source: Life & Style

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12 Responses

  1. catherine says:

    Do you love kristen stweart and Do you date her sometimes maybe not or you go out with your girlfriend.

  2. Do you love me even though you never seen each other.

  3. kristen has michael angarano..dont ruin their relationship…

    “Do you love me even though you never seen each other.”

    –girl..are you that desperate?
    imjustkidding :)

  4. I like your hair a lot in the movie twilight

  5. All of my friends LOVE YOU so much and even your hair.

  6. Do you kiss kristen steward in the kissing sene in twilight

  7. I love you even we never seen each other

  8. do you love kristen stewart or you don’t

  9. I really LOVE YOUR HAIR SO MUCK AND I REALLY WANT TO TAKE OFF YOUR HAIR OFF YOUR HEAD SO BAD
    but i still really love you robert pattinson.

  10. Do you love every single girl that you like do you go out with them sometimes.

  11. Do you still love your girlfrend or do you like kristen stewart insted.

  12. nat says:

    Hello!I’m from russia.two day’s ago watching movie twilight.it’s a very good film.i want seach your mail,but not found.Mr.Pattinson you are great acthor.how are you?i’m sorry…i’m very bed speaker english.

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