Anakin Skywalker’s story is one of the best-known stories in Star Wars. Understandably, many people want to know as much about him as possible. One common topic is his love life.
Many fans of the franchise theorize that Padme Amidala – Anakin’s love interest and actual wife – has cheated on him. The theories claim that she had an affair with either Clovis or Obi-wan Kenobi. Both theories are not true.
A more detailed explanation is given below:
Did Padme and Obi-Wan have an affair?
Arguably the most popular theory about Padme cheating is about her doing it with Obi-Wan Kenobi. But that really did not happen.
In the book “Revenge of The Sith,” Palpatine tells Anakin something to set up a later meeting with him. The Emperor told Anakin that Obi-Was was doing oddly-timed visits to a senator’s apartment. And when Anakin visits Padme’s apartment, he senses that Obi-Wan is there.
Palpatine’s story made him suspicious and jealous. So, he asked Padme what Obi-Wan was doing there and what he wanted.
Padme explained the reason behind Obi-Wan’s visit. Also, she told Anakin how Obi-Wan would not have time with her. After all, Anakin is always leaving in the morning to see Obi-Wan.
Anakin accepted that explanation and felt stupid for acting the way he did.
Fans also talk about a deleted scene in the movie where Padme and Obi-wan talked in private. But their conversation was about Anakin and Padme’s relationship. Obi-Wan never wanted to steal Padme from Anakin.
To summarize, Palpatine made the story of Padme and Obi-Wan having an affair to turn Anakin into the Dark Side. In reality, the two are just close friends.
Did Padme cheat on Anakin with Clovis?
Again, the answer is no. Padme did not cheat on Anakin with Clovis. The two were madly in love with each other.
The Clone Wars had an episode called “The Rise of Clovis.” Here, Rush Clovis – Padme’s past love interest – has returned and tried to rekindle his relationship with Padme. He even attempted to kiss Padme.
Based on Padme’s body language and expression, it is obvious that she does not want to kiss Clovis. She has long moved on and is now married to Anakin. Anakin then proceeded to beat Clovis when he saw that.
Clovis was Padme’s past flame, but he never cheated on Anakin with him.
Did Padme ever cheat on Anakin?
No. As explained above, Padme did not cheat on Anakin with either Obi-Wan Kenobi or Rush Clovis.
Is Anakin and Padme’s relationship toxic?
Yes, and in fact, many consider it the most toxic relationship in all of Star Wars. Anakin grew increasingly controlling over the course of their courtship. And he abused Padme while she was pregnant because he thought she was helping Obi-wan to have him killed.
Anakin used the dark side of the Force to choke Padme. While that did not kill her, it likely contributed to her death.
Did Anakin abuse Padme because she cheated on him?
Anakin thought that Padme was colluding with Obi-wan to have him killed. Because of his anger, he did a truly despicable act. Anakin force choked Padme but released her after a few very intense seconds.
That said, Anakin did not abuse Padme because he thought she was getting on with Obi-Wan, as fan theories claim.
Is Anakin really the father of Luke and Leia?
“No. I am your father” is one of the most iconic lines in Star Wars. But are those words true?
Some theories claim that Anakin Skywalker is actually not Luke and Leia’s father. Instead, it was Obi-Wan that sired the twins.
That is a fan theory, and you should not believe that. If that’s the case, then the Star Wars plot will not make any sense.
Anakin was able to restore balance to the Force because of Luke – his son. Part of that is because Luke inherited Anakin’s potential, his father being the person with the highest Midi-chlorian count. If his father were Obi-Wan, he would not be as powerful as he is and hence would destroy the plot.
Why did Obi-Wan protect Luke and Leia as much as he did, then? He did that out of the compassion and friendship he instilled in his fellow Jedi and friend Anakin. Not because he is their “real father.”
How did Padme get pregnant?
Senator Padme Amidala became pregnant during the Clone Wars with her husband, Anakin Skywalker. In a holo-communication that Anakin and Padme had, Padme was noticeably pregnant and even put her hands on her belly as pregnant women do.
Anakin did not notice that because Padme was still in the early stages of pregnancy. And no, it is not because someone else – Obi-Wan, namely – slept with her.
Padme and Anakin made love, and their love resulted in the twins Luke and Leia. Other narratives told in fan theories are not true and should not be taken seriously.