If there is one thing we have learned over the past year it is that nothing is certain in life. We can have all the celebrity events and gossip in the world but at the end of the day, nothing will ever truly feel the same. That is certainly the case with the ‘Krisstain’ saga. Earlier this year it was announced that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had ended their three-year relationship. Since then, speculation has run wild as to what might have caused the split. Some alleged that it was due to Rob’s cheating scandals, the Twilight franchise or even Kristen’s mental health. We will never truly know the truth, but one thing is very clear – what happened between these two was not happy!

The Truth About The Breakup

The first major celebrity split this year was the one between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Rumors of trouble had been circling the couple for quite some time and even when they broke up it was no secret that their romance had been on the rocks for some time. The break-up of this mega-star couple, who had been dating for three years, was one of the most shocking celebrity news stories of the year. It wasn’t just the fact that they called it quits but the way in which they did it too. The romance between these two had been kept pretty private up until that point, mainly due to Rob’s cheating scandals which saw him cheat on his Swedish girlfriend, Anna Nordqvist, with a number of other co-stars. Some sources alleged that Rob had been unfaithful to Kristen more than once but she had chosen to stay quiet about it – probably because she didn’t want their already troubled relationship to be even more of a mess.

In the months leading up to their split, Robert and Kristen had been spotted on multiple occasions holding hands and even doing their version of ‘The Kiss’ on the lips. However, it was always kept private and they continued to deny any relationship troubles. This is probably because they know how the media can be and that this kind of thing always draws a lot of attention. For years, people have been trying to figure out what the ‘Krisstain’ relationship was all about and now that it’s over, the mystery has finally been solved. What happened between these two had nothing to do with romance, it was all about business. When the time came for them to put an end to their three-year relationship, they simply did not see each other eye to eye on career terms. The final straw was when Kristen decided that she did not want to be part of Rob’s next big project and he didn’t have the heart to tell her no. The project involved them both playing gay characters in a film and as the female lead, she felt she deserved more credit. Naturally, this led to a huge fight and they decided that it was best to go their separate ways. At least, that is what Rob claims. What actually happened is another matter. We will never truly know the truth about what went on in their relationship but the way things ended, it certainly did not look good.

Kristen’s Mental Health

We have all been there. We’ve all had that friend who we just can’t seem to get away from. Regardless of how hard we try, there is always something that gets in the way. For Kristen Stewart, it was Rob. For years, the 23-year-old has been plagued by rumors of drug addiction and mental instability. While this may be true to an extent, she has always vehemently denied it. On more than one occasion, Kristen has publicly stated that she is completely unaware of all the rumors surrounding her and is baffled by them. Some have even gone as far as to say that she is insane. This claim is pretty ridiculous and, to this day, Kristen has yet to publicly address these types of rumors. The fact is that she has been through a lot and has had to grow up really fast. While none of us would choose this life, we cannot blame her for making the most of it.

At the age of thirteen, Kristen and her family moved from Washington to Los Angeles. The transition was a tough one and it took a lot of growing up to be able to handle the fame that came with being an actor’s daughter. Even then, it was never easy. For years, Kristen has had to deal with rumors of her stealing boyfriends and spending her nights partying. In reality, these rumors were started by her jealous older brother, James, who wanted to make her life miserable. We often wonder how different her life would be if she had a stable family structure and a better support system. Unfortunately, this is not the case and there is always something going on in her life that puts her in the middle of another scandal. For years, she has stayed silent and has maintained a very low profile. She made her acting debut in 2010 in the indie film, ‘The Runaways’. Since then, she has mostly stayed away from the limelight, using her down time to work on her craft. Despite her small screen debut, she decided to take things slow and only appeared in a handful of films before taking a year off to focus on her mental health and getting rid of her addiction. This is also what led her to the breaking point with Rob. After years of denying that she suffered from any mental health issues, Kristen finally admitted that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was something that she had tried to keep hidden but, as a result of the stigma that surrounds mental illness, she felt that she needed to come clean. She explained, “I was just so afraid that people would judge me… I didn’t want to be seen as this crazy girl who had serious problems.”

Whether she knows it or not, Kristen’s mental health is something that she will have to deal with for the rest of her life. As unfortunate as it is, this is something that comes with being a celebrity. In the near future, we could be seeing more of Kristen and whether we like it or not, she will always be a part of the ‘Krisstain’ romance. What happened between these two was absolutely shocking and heartbreaking. It is difficult to put into words the pain that each of them is feeling at this point. They should both be able to work through this together but, as unfortunate as it is, this may not be the case. What happens between these two is a sad testament to the nature of celebrity. These are two young people who were together for so long and had such high hopes for the future. Then, out of nowhere, it all came to an end. Whatever the reason, it was absolutely worth it.