For those of you who have been living under a rock, Kristen Stewart has finally spoken out about her unrequited feelings for Robert Pattinson. In an interview with Elle, she said that he once wrote her a love song and even suggested that they may have had a musical connection because several of his songs were about her. Although many of you may see this as yet another example of the media’s obsession with the ‘kryptonite and elixir’ of celebrity romance, we need to remember that there is likely more than one side to this story. We will attempt to explore the possibility of a romantic connection between these two very popular stars as well as the circumstances surrounding their brief encounter.

Was He Inspired By Her?

One of the many reasons why you may love ‘Twilight’ is due to the fact that it successfully managed to portray an age-old storyline in a modern way. In this latest adaptation of ‘The Twilight Saga,’ Robert Pattinson gives an incredibly sensitive and nuanced performance as the tortured and tragic Edward Cullen. Despite his good looks and charm, deep down he is a broken soul who constantly struggles with his internal demons. What is most astounding is that Twilight was able to capture the universality of the Edward Cullen character while also maintaining a fascinating and intimate connection to the audience. Because of this, many fans and even casual observers may have wondered if Edward was in fact inspired by Kristen Stewart, particularly because of their shared passion for jazz music and classical music.

Classical music may have been a particular inspiration for the character, as Edward constantly plays music to help him grapple with his problems. He even plays the ‘Blue Danube’ Waltz, which is the same waltz that both Kristen and Robert danced to in the movie ‘Casablanca.’ In this interview with Elle, Robert said that he used to play that song for his mother when he was a child because it would make her happy. So although it was never confirmed, we can assume that the character of Edward was at least partially inspired by Robert’s youth and musical upbringing.

Was He In Love With Her From The Start?

There is also the possibility that Edward’s character was inspired by a specific character that Kristen read about in a book. It is known that she has a very deep love for literature and has even cited several novels as being formative experiences in her life. One such novel is ‘Frankenstein,’ which is the source of Mary Shelley’s famous monster. In the novel, Dr. Frankenstein creates a man in his image, expelling all the evil within himself. The result of his efforts is a perfect man, whom he nicknames ‘Adam.’ Like Edward, Adam also has a passion for classical music and even delights in expressing his emotions through song. In another work of fiction, one of the main characters is haunted by the specter of a woman who committed suicide after their affair was discovered. This drives him insane, and he begins to see and hear things that aren’t there, leading to a complete mental breakdown.

When asked about these songs during an interview with Rolling Stone, Robert said that ‘you could see that [Edwards] was inspired by a lot of different things. There’s a lot of darkness in there, and that’s what makes it interesting.’ He added: ‘I don’t want to give too much away because it’s part of the story, but basically he’s a character that was inspired by a lot of different things.’

Did They Have A Secret Relationship?

Although the world may see these two high-profile stars as being just a celebrity couple and nothing more, there is a strong possibility that they had a deeper, more intimate relationship than most people know about. In the 2009 movie ‘The Lucky Ones,’ a struggling actress named Chloe is dating a wealthy man named Nick. In the scene where they are sitting together and she expresses her concerns about their age difference and his money, he reassures her that they are meant to be together and that there is more to their relationship than she thinks.

The director of the film, Henry Selick, confirmed that this is indeed the case and that the screenplay was based on a real relationship between two Hollywood stars. One of the interesting things about this story is that it proves that no matter what the tabloids say or how much money and power the celebrities may enjoy, they are still just people with feelings and vulnerabilities just like the rest of us. So although their personal lives may be perfect for the media, they are still hurting just like the rest of us. In one of her earliest interviews as a 20-year-old, Kristen said: ‘I think as humans we’re very attracted to the forbidden fruit. The more taboo a thing is, the more we want to explore it. For example, I really enjoyed doing ‘Twilight’ because it’s so taboo — especially for girls. I love a good taboo, as you’ll soon find out! Let’s just say that I’m not really good at keeping secrets…’

No Pressure, Princess.

Even after all these years, there is still an unspoken understanding between these two worlds: that of the media and that of the celebrity world. In some ways, this is a good thing, as it means that even after their relationship ended, they were able to maintain a healthy working relationship. In other ways, it means that people (and sometimes the media) can still expect some form of public behavior from a celebrity, even if that behavior may not always be in line with what is considered ‘appropriate’ in polite society.

Why Didn’t They Get Together In The First Place?

Even if Edward was never actually in love with Kristen, it doesn’t mean that their brief romance was entirely unproductive. After their heartbreaking encounters, the two were able to become better friends. And although they have both moved on with their lives and are now married to other people, they still remain very good friends to this day. So while their romance may have been an improbable event that was barely touching on the surface, it still managed to have some significance.

Kristen gave a rare public appearance with Robert in London earlier this year, and they looked very happy and in love. Although it is hard to imagine that a perfect 10 will ever exist, their chemistry and obvious affection for one another served as further proof that their romance was not a total hoax. In the same way that ‘Twilight’ managed to transcend its source material and become something entirely unique, it is my hope that this article will help bring awareness to those of you who may have been wondering if Robert and Kristen’s romance was just a media creation or if there was more than meets the eye.