When Padmé started hanging out with Anakin's friends, she asked one of them why Anakin was so quiet. They told her that Anakin felt like a failure and he kept to himself because of it. So Padmé started talking to him about things that interested him. She learned that he had a love for Mace Windu movies, then showed up at his apartment with DVDs and a bottle of whiskey. He grew in confidence as they grew closer, their relationship turning into something Anakin never thought he'd have. Padmé taught him to love himself, and he loved her in return.