Taylor Lautner stole hearts literally everywhere when he played the role of Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga movies. With his hundred-watt smile, those six-pack abs on display for the majority of the movies, and playing a character who even had diehard Edward and Bella shippers wondering if she should ditch her sparkly vampire for her werewolf bestie, he was EVERYTHING. Don’t even lie, you know you thought it about whether Bella should ditch brooding Mr. Cullen least once during those five movies. C’mon now:
Anyway, Taylor was legit everywhere during peak Twilight days but once the series wrapped in 2012, everyone wondered what was next for him. Would he keep being the leading man of the moment? Fade into obscurity, never to be seen again? Become one half of a beloved Hollywood power couple? Well, he’s basically done a little bit of everything.
Yes, Taylor is still acting.
Taylor has managed to live a more low key life while still acting. In case you were wondering, this is what he looks like now for the record:
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He basically looks the same, just more ~mature~ as he is now 25 years old. Since his Jacob days, he’s starred in a few movies Tracers, The Ridiculous 6, Run the Tide and a cameo role in Grown Ups 2. He’s also had leading roles in two shows, the Netflix series Cuckoo that showed off his comedy chops and Scream Queens as Dr. Cassidy Cascade.
Taylor has had a few famous girlfriends.
Since his time at the top of everyone’s celeb crush list (tbh, forever holds the top spot in mine) he has dated quite a few stunning queens. Basically, a majority of his co-stars have become his leading ladies IRL from Taylor Swift (who wrote the song “Back to December” about him so that is an accomplishment right there) to Lily Collins, to his Tracers co-star Marie Avgeropoulos.
And it was then on Scream Queens where he met Billie Lourd, who he dated for around eight months and tbh was a relationship we all thought would last. Taylor was by the actress’ side during the hardest time in her life when she lost both her mom Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds within a day of each other, and with Taylor now having an Instagram account, he filled his feed with plenty of their #CoupleGoals moments. Currently, though, he is single.
Is Taylor still friends with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart?
As we all know, Rob and Kristen dated off-screen and after making amends despite a cheating scandal, Robsten didn’t last forever like Edward and Bella’s love story. So what about Taylor’s relationship with his former co-stars? Well, he’s still the best of friends with Kristen. That’s right, Jacob and Bella’s relationship lives on with Taylor coming out to support Kristen at the premiere of her movie American Ultra in 2015.
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And just recently, they spent a lovely evening at Universal Horror Nights along with Kristen’s girlfriend Stella Maxwell, so all is well for this friendship. Taylor posted a pic from the hangout session and yes, that’s K. Stew in the back with the poncho covering her face.
As for Taylor and Rob, well they haven’t really publicly hung out since their vampire and werewolf days like Taylor and Kristen have but I’m sure if they see each other, it’s like no time has passed and they’re chummy with each other. So there you have it: Taylor has been rather busy since the Jacob Black era of his life and while he might not ever reach that heightened level of fame he was once at, he’s still doing just fine and clearly living his best life.
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