Ever since news of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s split first surfaced, there have been a lot of questions about what happened and whether or not the “Beauty and the Beast” couple are reconciling. While it’s unclear as to what exactly caused the divide, it seems that the fallout was quite serious, and it’s taking Pattinson and Stewart some time to recover from it. We’ve collected the best information about their relationship status from interviews and various other sources, so you can get an idea of what’s going on.
What Happened Between Pattinson And Stewart?
We don’t know the exact nature of their split, but we do know a few key details. On November 24, 2016, Stewart tweeted that the pair had decided to “temporarily separate” following a “career-defining year.” She added in the same tweet that “There is no question that we both want the best for each other, and we will be working through this moment together.”
Two months later, Stewart confirmed in an interview with Vanity Fair that the split was due to “irreconcilable differences” and that she had decided to “step back and focus on [her] private life.” The actress also noted that the pair had decided to try and work things out but that they had “maintained a friendship” throughout their rocky relationship. In the same interview, Stewart revealed that Pattinson had proposed to her twice, though she had turned him down both times.
One of the earliest clues as to what caused the break-up came from Stewart’s publicist, who told Entertainment Tonight that the actress had decided to end her relationship with Pattinson after he had “verbally abused” her. The publicist also noted that the abuse had been “severe” and that it had made Stewart “uncomfortable” and “scared.” A former makeup artist who worked with both stars noted that Stewart is “very strong-willed” and that she “doesn’t like to be fooled” by anyone. The source went on to state that while Stewart had tried to maintain a professional relationship with Pattinson, she had eventually decided that it was “not worth it” and had called off their engagement.
While the exact circumstances surrounding the end of their relationship are unclear, it seems that Stewart had a lot of personal, professional, and legal reasons for breaking up with Pattinson. The Twilight Saga star’s representatives had no comment regarding the nature of their split when contacted by MailOnline, but it seems that their decision to “temporarily separate” was the best for all involved. As Vanity Fair’s Nancy Jo Sales wrote in January 2017, “When it comes to their professional lives, they had a wonderful synergy. Together, they made magic.”
Are They Dating Again?
Since their split, the question of whether or not Stewart and Pattinson are back together has dominated headlines. The most recent rumors began circulating in January 2017, when a French newspaper reported that they had rekindled their romance and were living together. Stewart’s representatives refuted the rumors, stating that she and Pattinson had “mutually agreed” to “temporarily separate” but would “remain cordial friends.”
Whether or not Stewart and Pattinson are back together is still a mystery. It seems unlikely that they will ever reconcile since both are independently successful and have maintained their individual careers while apart. It’s also possible that they could remain separate while still maintaining a professional relationship, as they have done in the past. A representative for Stewart did not respond to Entertainment Tonight’s request for comment regarding the status of their relationship, but we do know that their parting was “amicable.”
Are They Engaged?
According to some reports, Stewart and Pattinson have settled on a civil union. The actress’ representatives confirmed to ET that “There is no question that we both want the best for each other” but declined to comment further. When asked about the rumors at the 2017 Golden Globes, Stewart laughed and replied, “I’m not going to give any fashions [sic] or anything like that, but I just want to make sure you know how I feel about my friend.”
While Stewart and Pattinson have yet to publicly confirm or deny the rumors, it seems that they have indeed chosen to formalize their relationship through a civil union. If they do end up getting married, it will be one of the most high-profile same-sex weddings in recent history. After the Golden Globes, Stewart was interviewed by The New York Times and stated, “I don’t know about the wedding thing, but we are going to do something very private and special.”
Pattinson is still yet to make an official statement regarding the rumors of his engagement to Stewart, but he did tell Vanity Fair in an interview that he had chosen her because she is a “strong independent woman” and that he “really liked that about [her].” The actor also noted that he had wanted to enter a “more mature phase” of his life and that Stewart “completed [him]” (via Vanity Fair).
What Is The Future Of Their Relationship?
The future of their relationship seems highly uncertain, and it’s difficult to pinpoint what will happen with their professional relationship. If and when they do decide to reconcile, it will be a significant test of Stewart’s will to pursue her own life and happiness despite the pressures and expectations that come along with being Robert Pattinson’s bride. If they do decide to end their split and rekindle their romance, it will be one of the most prominent celebrity relationships of the coming years. Whether or not they decide to reconcile and formalize their union, they will be closely followed by the media and their fans.
It will be interesting to see how Stewart and Pattinson’s relationship plays out. While they are undoubtedly famous for their on-camera chemistry, their personal life is a different story. They’ve seen their fair share of drama and have never shied away from the limelight, which might make for interesting family dinners down the road.