Who Is Robert Pattinson?
Robert Pattinson is a British actor who first came under the spotlight for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. His breakout role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series was followed by roles in Cosmopolis and Water For Elephants. He’s recently signed up as Bruce Wayne, for the upcoming 2021 The Batman, signalling his return to mainstream cinema after starring in a string of independent films.
Who Is Kristen Stewart?
Kristen Stewart is an American actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight series, and for being the first American actress to win the Cesar Award. Some of her most memorable movies include Clouds of Sils Maria, Camp X-Ray, Equals, and Personal Shopper. While she rose to fame through the big-budget YA series, she’s since chosen roles in small independent films, where her acting has been praised by critics. Currently, she’s set to be one of the Angels in the Charlie’s Angels franchise reboot.
Dating Rumours Started Flying Fast!
As soon as it was announced that Kristen and Robert had been cast for the roles of Bella and Edward, fans started examining their every interaction for a sign that they were dating in real life.
They started promoting the first film on April 2008, but the gossip didn’t seem legit until they had a Vanity Fair photoshoot with fellow Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner on November 2008. The seriously sexy snaps made it feel like there was real tension between them!
It’s natural for co-stars to hang out, but when Robert Pattinson and Kristen were seen looking coupley at a Kings of Leon concert on August 2009, it seemed to confirm that there was more between them than just friendship! It was a rare sighting for Twilight fans, because the two were normally very lowkey in public!
Making It Official In 2011
Despite that sweet moment they shared, it took two more years for Kristen to confirm that they were dating. In an interview with GQ, she confirmed that filming the Twilight wedding scene with him made her nervous. "When I looked at the set, with the pews and the lights, and I could see everyone there in their outfits, I cried...it felt incredibly ceremonial. It felt like a real wedding."
While the two never got married in real life, it seemed like that was on the horizon for Robsten. Fans loved how they supported each other through their different projects outside of Twilight. For a while, it felt like their relationship was the perfect young Hollywood romance.
The Cheating Scandal That Nearly Tore Robsten Apart
Fans didn’t see it coming when paparazzi snaps emerged of Kristen kissing her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. She was still dating Robert at the time, and Rupert was married to model Liberty Ross – who was also in the film as Kristen’s on-screen mum!
Fans were horrified at how old Rupert was compared to Kristen and Robert, and that the two cheated even though Rupert had a family. Kristen’s apology made it clear that she was devastated she had made such a huge mistake. “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” she said. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
Rupert made a similar apology, but his later comment on the affair seemed less concerned about the fallout. “Everyone makes mistakes. I am bound to make more mistakes, and I wouldn’t expect my life to be exciting if I didn’t.” It was no surprise to anyone when Liberty divorced him, but it was definitely a shocker that Robert and Kristen stayed together. The couple continued to live together and weather the affair, until they broke up on May 2013 after three years of dating.
Was Their Relationship The Real Deal?
Because there was a lot of pressure from Twilight lovers, some have speculated that their relationship wasn’t the real deal. Kristen denied this fiercely, but admitted that the scrutiny affected things between her and Robert. “So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, ‘No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it’s ours."
Speculation about them was so crazy that at some point, gossip spread that they were secretly married and had a child! This was immediately put to rest, as we really don’t think they could have hidden something that huge when they were followed everywhere by photographers.
Kristen Opens Up About Her Sexuality
One of the reasons why Kristen has also been private about her love life is because she had trouble coming out as bisexual. When she was first starting out as an actress, people told her that if she was gay, she had to be quiet about it. “I have fully been told, 'If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.”
While Kristen still doesn’t give too many quotes about her relationships, she’s since been more open about dating women, and that she’s perfectly comfortable to be herself in public. We’re rooting for you, girl!
Who Are They Dating Now?
After their breakup, a lot of people tried to link Teresa Palmer to Robert because she was a dead ringer for Kristen, but nothing happened between them. Robert Pattinson started dating singer FKA Twigs in September 2014, over a year after he split from Kristen. News of a possible engagement was quashed when they broke up in 2017. He hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone since then.
Josh Hutcherson was Kristen’s co-star in Zathura when they were just teens, and he admitted that at the time, he had a huge crush on her and was hoping to get a kiss from her on his birthday! Nothing ever came out of the infatuation though, and they have never been a couple. No dating story there!
In 2016, Kristen briefly dated singer St. Vincent, before moving on to model Stella Maxwell. They broke up in 2018, and Kristen dated stylist Sarah Dinkin after their split. She continued dating Sarah until May 2019, but now Kristen and Stella are back together.
While Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson aren’t an item anymore, it’s good to see that the two have been respectful about their split. It’s definitely hard to stay in a relationship that’s under a lot of public scrutiny, so we can’t blame them if things didn’t work out. Hopefully Twilight isn’t the last collab we’ll see between these two talented actors!