I feel like this has been a topic for as long as Robert Pattinson has been in the headlines. Fans have been wondering for years whether or not the Twilight actor has been interested in dating Kristen Stewart, who co-starred with Pattinson in the movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling vampire saga. Their onscreen chemistry was undeniable, and over the years, fans have continued to debate whether or not this chemistry translates into an actual relationship. It’s a topic that has been discussed enough that the two of them even opened up about it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Their chat made headlines, and once again, the question arose: Does Robert Pattinson like Kristen Stewart?

This time, though, it wasn’t a question of if but when. After months of speculation, the onscreen chemistry between the two finally resulted in something more serious: Pattinson and Stewart got engaged in October 2019.

The Chemistry Was There From The Start

Pattinson and Stewart’s onscreen relationship was certainly passionate, and it seemed as though their chemistry had been building for years. They starred in the 2008 movie adaptation of Twilight, which was released a year before Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1. Even before that adaptation was released, Stewart and Pattinson were already a couple in real life. In 2006, they were spotted holding hands while walking London’s famous red carpet.

Things didn’t slow down after the Twilight movie. As Rolling Stone put it, “They’ve been inseparable ever since. In 2011, they were seen canoodling on a beach in Italy. Two years later, they made headlines around the world for tying the knot in Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal. Since then, they’ve been spotted holding hands and looking blissfully happy together at various events — including Stewart’s 40th birthday party in October 2019.”

An Intimate Relationship In Public

While the couple’s relationship has been an open secret for a while now, it wasn’t until the autumn of 2019 that they finally made it official. In early October, the actress confirmed that she had asked Pattinson to marry her. She also revealed that she had planned to propose during a walk on a beach with her dog, Bruno.

The location of their engagement was also announced. It was revealed that Stewart and Pattinson would wed at New York City’s Town Hall, with family and friends attending the wedding. The two have also chosen to forego a traditional wedding gift, instead asking guests to bring a plant as a sign of their commitment to one another.

Since making the announcement, Stewart and Pattinson have been spotted out and about in New York City, looking happy and in love.

Their commitment to one another isn’t just limited to marriage. As Vanity Fair reported in October 2019, Stewart has been showing off her blossoming romance with Pattinson on social media. The actress has been updating her Instagram with plenty of pep talks and romantic quotes for her beloved husband-to-be. One of her latest posts shows the two sharing a passionate kiss while walking down the street. In the caption, Stewart wrote, “Always give your best shot, never regret anything and don’t worry about what people think. Love who you love and let your heart guide you.” Perhaps these were foreshadowings of things to come?