You may have heard that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are an item. Since 2012, when they first sparked our interest, they’ve proven to be one of the most iconic celebrity couples of our time. But, did you know that they are actually gay?

Yes, it’s true. While many people will argue that fame and fortune can turn a person gay, it’s not necessarily the case. In fact, both Pattinson and Stewart have always been very open about their sexuality. Here, we explore the fascinating story behind these two Hollywood superstitions.

Why Are Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Gay?

At the center of it all is Pattinson, a proud and charming English hunk who made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to his beautiful smile and charm. He first landed on our radar in 2010 when he was cast as the lead in the romantic vampire comedy (Twilight). This was followed by a string of successful movies, including the 2014 box-office sensation (The Walking Dead).

If you love the cinematic world of vampires, werewolves, and zombies, you’ll undoubtedly love Pattinson. It seems like everyone does. Even though he’s played some serious roles in his time, he is best known for being the hunky, broody, and charming Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. He’s also dabbled in music, with two records under his belt, and was even named after Paul McCartney! (Maybe that last one isn’t so surprising.)

As amazing as his cinematic career has been, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. In fact, in 2009, he made headlines for all the wrong reasons. He was involved in a high-profile cheating scandal where he was photographed with French model, Fanny Purée. The photos were later leaked to the media. To this day, he and Purée continue to deny they are an item. Whatever the case may be, it was enough to sour the pop star-turned-filmmaker on relationships. (1)

Thankfully, he’s since found love with fellow actor and comedian, Kristen Stewart. They’ve been together ever since and announced their engagement in January of 2016. Even though it’s been a while since their tabloid scandals, they’re still very private and choose their careers over personal life stories.

Stewart is also a major player in Hollywood. An alumna of the Harvard Law School, she began her career as a lawyer but soon shifted her focus to acting. She landed her first big break in 2006, when she was cast in the comedy (Dude, Where’s My Car?). Since then, she’s gone on to star in memorable films such as Twilight, The Runaways, and the upcoming Alien: Covenant. (1)

In 2015, Stewart and Pattinson were named People’s Most Influential Celebrities. (2)

While he may not be the most handsome guy in Hollywood anymore (thanks in part to plastic surgery rumors), Pattinson is still very charismatic and is often named one of the most attractive men in film. (3)

Why Aren’t Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart As Popular As They Could Be?

If you’re a fan of Robert Pattinson, you may be wondering why he isn’t as famous as he could be. For years, he’s been plagued by tabloid rumors of plastic surgery, binge drinking, and cheating on his leading lady, Kirsten Stewart. (4)

While all of these things may be true, it seems like his bad boy image has kept him at the forefront of Hollywood. Even today, people are inspired by his struggle, as the hashtag #RobertPattinsonIsGay attests. (5)

Stewart and Pattinson are both aware of this public perception issue and have worked hard to ensure that people see them as a normal, loving couple. For her part, Stewart has stated that she wants people to know that she and Pattinson aren’t perfect and that she’s learned a lot from his past transgressions. (6)

The fact that both are very secure in their sexuality may also explain their continued popularity. If you want to know why celebrities aren’t as interested in hiding their sexuality as they used to be, just look at how many famous couples today have an open relationship. (7)

Why Do People Think Famous And Rich Celebrities Are More Likely To Be Gay?

It’s well-established that fame and fortune can lead to extra temptation in a romantic partnership. One need look no further than the many high-profile celebrity couples who’ve been forced to publicly address their sexuality since the start of this decade. (8)

Even Donald Trump, who has been married three times, commented on the attractiveness of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s combined beauty in a tweet in 2011. (9)

While some couples will argue that money can’t buy happiness, it certainly seems to buy the freedom to pursue it. At least, that’s the case for many famous and rich people. (10)

The prevalence of wealthy and famous homosexuals is enough to fuel its own conspiracy theory. Some theorists believe that Hollywood moguls use their prominence and wallet to lure young men. (11)

What Does This Mean For The Future Of LGBT+ Celebrities?

Since the start of this decade, we’ve seen a major shift in how Hollywood celebrities portray and discuss their sexuality. (12)

Just a few years ago, celebrities either hid their sexuality or weren’t comfortable talking about it. These days, many openly discuss their sexual orientations. (13)

This change couldn’t come at a better time. Today, with more celebrities coming out, people are more willing to accept sexual diversity. (14)

While we may not agree with everything that comes out of Hollywood’s mouth (just like the rest of the world), we certainly agree that more people should be hearing about it. (15)

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