If we’re talking celebrity relationships, it’s hard to avoid the topic of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Two of Hollywood’s most famous and beloved couples can’t keep their hands off of each other. This past summer, the “Twilight” actors and directors were photographed spending a lot of time together, appearing to be happy and in love. And with good reason, since they are both well-known for their warm personalities and sweet-natured natures.
While it’s flattering to be linked with such a talented and influential actress, it’s crucial that you take things slow and avoid any stressful situations. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at their relationship and see how long it really was.
The Early Years
Although they had a strong connection from the start, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart didn’t officially begin dating until 2014. The “Twilight” star had been linked to a number of famous women throughout his life, and Stewart was even engaged to be married to a different man when they first met.
After the birth of their daughter, Lily-Rose, in 2011, things seemed to take a turn for the better. Pattinson began using his platform in a more personal way, opening up about his turbulent emotions and struggles with depression. In 2013, he even wrote about his experiences in an article for Elle magazine, in which he said the following about Stewart:
“This is the girl I want to marry,” he wrote. “She makes me feel happy and content, and I realize I’ve been very fortunate. Everyone has their bad days, but they’re always there for me. I can be myself around her, and she accepts and embraces me for who I am.”
And embrace him she did, as he became somewhat of a regular appendage to her scenes in the “Twilight” movies. As previously mentioned, Stewart is famous for her natural beauty and warmth, and her ability to make even the most complicated topics seem effortless and, at times, even funny. She’s also been open about her mental illness, specifically her struggle with manic, clinical depression. Her frankness about her depression and willingness to share her experiences has inspired many, including Pattinson.
Now, let’s fast-forward to present day and one of the biggest news stories in recent years. The two have been linked since 2014 and have been spotted attending numerous events and parties together. They were photographed holding hands and cuddling while on vacation in Venice last fall, a gesture that sparked rumors of an engagement. Despite their growing public profile and status as Hollywood’s It Couple, there have been no signs of stress or pressure in their relationship. On the contrary, it’s clear that they are perfectly matched and, as evidenced by their hands-holding and snuggling, seem to enjoy each other’s company. This past summer, they were even spotted on a double date with Katy Perry and Russell Brand, further fueling the rumor mill.
The Final Years
While it’s always flattering to be linked to such a talented, well-known actress, it’s crucial that you take things slow and avoid any stressful situations. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at their relationship and see how long it really was.
In the final year of their reported two-year engagement, things began to heat up. Pattinson popped the question in a gorgeous handwritten letter, and Stewart said yes. The couple then made the decision to wed in a low-key ceremony at a rented castle in Scotland. As a wedding gift, Stewart’s family threw her a surprise bridal shower, complete with a wedding dress designed by Richard Simmons and a cake shaped like an engagement ring.
From the engagement and wedding days, the couple’s social media feeds were inundated with photos and videos of their special day. They even began documenting their wedding week in a series of social media posts, further adding to the romance and making their already-engaged status seem even more real. Their wedding day was filled with love and joy, as the attendees and the couple’s close family and friends shared a memorable day. It was a touching and lovely send-off for two people who truly love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together.
But it wasn’t long before things took a turn for the worse. As their wedding reception neared its end, Stewart began experiencing discomfort and, later, pain in her back. She was ultimately diagnosed with an early stage of spinal stenosis, a condition where the nerves in your spine get crowded and begin to malfunction. This resulted in her needing to take time off from her wedding photography project to rest and recover. She also began experiencing nerve pain, which led to her being taken to the hospital to receive an epidural to alleviate the discomfort. At the time of this publication, she is still recovering and trying to manage the pain, although she is optimistic about her chances of being able to return to full health.
In terms of pure stats, it’s fair to say that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have had a pretty steady and, in some ways, incredible relationship. They’ve been together for years and, considering that most Hollywood marriages end in disaster, it’s fair to say that their union has been a success. Here’s a breakdown of their stats:
- Key: P: Profile. VA: Volume of Activity. W: Week. D: Date. T1: First Name. T6: Last Name.
- Profile: 21.78 million.
- Volume of Activity: 3.13 million.
- Week: 2.88 million.
- Date: 12.85 million.
Let’s do the math. That’s about 53 weeks of daily activity (statistically, one WEEK represents one year of dating). Assuming each WEEK lasts for exactly 7 days (Monday-Sunday), that means they’ll have been dating for approximately 2 years, 11 months and 19 days as of this publication. If you include their daughter’s birth date in the equation, it’s even more impressive. They’ve been together for 2 years, 10 months and 4 days since her birth on December 28, 2011.
Considering that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been such a prominent couple in Hollywood for such a long time, it’s not that surprising that their dating profile looks so similar to that of many other celebrity couples. Namely, they’ve been together for a very long time, and it shows. While their Instagram feeds are filled with gorgeous photos of them cuddling and holding hands, their relationship actually began back in 2011, when she was already engaged to be married to another man. The two have been linked since 2014 and have attended numerous events and parties together. It’s clear that they are perfectly matched and, as evidenced by their hands-holding and snuggling, seem to enjoy each other’s company. This past summer, they were even spotted on a double date with Katy Perry and Russell Brand, further fueling the rumor mill.
It’s often said that opposites attract, and that’s clearly evident between these two. While Stewart is one of the most striking and recognizable faces in Hollywood, she makes an effort to be warm and accessible to her followers. While Pattinson has always been good at keeping a low profile, part of his popularity comes from his ability to be extremely private and protect his family, particularly his daughter. It seems that Stewart gets a thrill out of ensuring that her followers know that they’re just friends, and that no matter what, their friendship will not waver.