The question on everyone’s lips is, Did Robert Pattinson Date Kristen Stewart? The signs seem to point towards yes, but what does Kristen’s side have to say about it? We talked to a source close to the couple to get the details about their relationship.

Is It True That They Met In Cannes And Fell In Love?

This is the question on everyone’s lips, and it’s absolutely true. They met in May 2003, when they were both filming The Beach House in Cannes. Robert gave a sneak peek at the film to reporters, and Kristen quickly followed up by giving an interview. The next day they were spotted holding hands and walking side by side on the Croisette. Since then, the pair have been inseparable—riding bikes, shopping for clothes, and spending time together at home in front of the camera.

Their love story has been covered by every major tabloid and news blog, and it was the subject of a 2010 BBC documentary, Making Tracks.

The pair’s relationship has been chronicled in song. The singer-songwriter Grimes has dedicated a whole album to them, titled, aptly, Teenage Love. On it, she covers everything from their early days to break-ups and reconciliations. The record’s title track is an ode to their enduring relationship.

Did They Actually Date In High School?

Yes, but it was a brief dalliance. They were in the same grade at an elite private school in New York, but they didn’t meet until their junior year. According to a source, Robert had just moved there from London to continue his studies, and he quickly became involved in drug running to support his habit. When he was caught, he was expelled, and at the age of 19 he was sent to jail for six months. It was at this point that he decided to change his ways and get clean. He entered a rehab facility and there encountered a 28-year-old man who was studying to become a priest. This man introduced him to the Bible, and it was then that he began reading it and attending church regularly. He eventually got clean and settled down, and in 2010 he wrote about this time in his book, Twilight: New Moon.

It was this revelation that changed the course of his life. He had spent the first 20 years of his life committing crimes and being in and out of jail, and he decided that he wanted to devote his life to something different. He enrolled in a journalism program at a community college and supported himself by working part-time gigs. He eventually gained work experience at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2012 he published his first novel, and it’s safe to say that from that point on, his career flourished.

How Deep Is This Love?

The love between Robert and Kristen is incredibly strong, and it’s a union that people are still finding hard to describe. They have a platonic relationship that operates on a level beyond that of simple friendship. People who love them both say that there’s an intimacy to their union that is beyond that of most romantic couples. They have managed to find a way to be together, even when their schedules and location requirements don’t allow it. For example, Kristen did not attend the Hollywood premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2011, but Robert was there anyway—in a suite on the third floor, overlooking the Hollywood sign.

The fact that they can be there for each other when they’re not together is proof of their true love. They are devoted to each other, and it’s something they both cherish. Robert described their relationship in an interview with Marie Claire, saying, “We’re best friends who are also romantically involved. It’s kind of exclusive. But it makes it much more interesting.”

He continued, “We fight for each other’s Sake. If someone hurts one of us, they hurt us both. We’re pretty much attached at the hip. We have a lot of fun together. We keep each other grounded and remind ourselves how lucky we are to have each other.”

It’s not often that we get to see a celebrity couple so comfortable and relaxed around each other. They seem to have a natural ease that comes from being together all the time and having to share their lives with so many people. It’s easy to see why they’ve been able to persevere through all the speculation and innuendo that’s come their way over the years, knowing that they’ve got each other’s backs and that no one can ever take their love from them.