It’s been almost three years since we first learned that Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs are dating.

At first, the couple was a staple in the tabloids, which makes sense.

Much was made of the fact that this was Rob’s first serious relationship since his breakup with Kristen Stewart, which was one of the ugliest and most high-profile celebrity splits in recent memory.

The couple eventually disappeared from the headlines, as neither is really in pursuit of mainstream fame, and their doesn’t appear to be anything messy about their relationship.

Rob has spent years going to great lengths to protect his privacy and it seems to finally be working.

He and FKA are rarely mentioned in the press these days.

But that doesn’t mean they’re not still going strong … and it certainly doesn’t mean that Twilight obsessives won’t be either thrilled or devaststed by the news that Pattinson and Twigs are engaged.

The news was first broken quite some time ago by an unusual source:

It was the rapper T-Pain who first revealed that Pattinson had proposed to Twigs, and while we’re firm believers that all major news stories should be broken by T-Pain, that doesn’t make it official.

Thought T-Pain made his claim over two years ago, neither Pattinson nor Twigs had confirmed the reports until now.

Today, Rob sat for an interview with Howard Stern, and the King of All Media used his incredible ability to get celebrities to bare their souls, asking Pattinson point-blank if he’s engaged.

“Yeah, kind of,” Rob replied.

Stern quipped that Twigs would probably like to hear a bit more enthusiasm, but Pattinson replied that the couple is forced to keep it low-key as a result of Twilight “crazies.”

“It’s one of the most frustrating things in the world, because you want to be able to do that [show PDA], but to get kind of stuck in a position where, like, you have to make the decision … Do you want to let, kind of, crazy people in, because for whatever reason with Twilight, there’s like, a crack troop of crazies who think every decision you’re making is creating some kind of conspiracy,” he said.

“And so you kind of think, to protect it, I want to create a big boundary between it, but then it makes it difficult for your actual relationship.”

So Twigs was probably cool with his answer.

But the Twi-hards, a notoriously volatile lot, are likely pissed.

Anyway, our congrats go out to Rob and FKA.

Y’all might want to lay low for a few days.

The Hollywood Gossip