There are very few celebrity couples in Hollywood that stay together for as long as Kristen Bell and Robert Pattinson have. Since 2006, the celebrity couple have been together and, while they have had their ups and downs, they have managed to stay committed to each other. The pair recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and, while this has undoubtedly been a challenge, it is evident that they still love and care about each other and their relationship.

The on-again-off-again romance between the Hollywood stars began when they were both 22 years old. While Pattinson was dating English model, Fiacha MacLeman, he was introduced to the actress by a mutual friend. The pair hit it off and began dating soon after. Bell was reportedly devastated when she heard that her boyfriend had broken up with Fiacha to be with her. She would later tell Parade magazine, “I felt like I was losing a part of myself. I felt empty.” Despite their rocky start, the former couple have managed to work through their differences and prove to the world that opposites can indeed attract. They have two children – Mia, 13, and Emmeline, nine – together.

Best Year Yet

While 2011 has not been a good year for the entertainment industry as a whole, it has been a good year for Kristen Bell and Robert Pattinson. The couple managed to keep their privacy as much as possible while still being seen together in public. They also worked hard to make sure they spent as much time with their children as possible despite the hectic schedules that come with being a Hollywood celebrity couple. The actress was due to give birth to her and Pattinson’s first child, a daughter, in March. However, the couple’s pregnancy was well-kept secret, and they were only seen together at family events and on rare occasion at a sporting event or music festival. On June 7, 2011, Kristen Bell gave birth to a baby girl, Vivienne, weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The public’s first glimpse of the newlywed couple was at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York City where they both wore beautiful, custom-made dresses.

Making It Work

While the rest of the country was distracted by the drama that surrounded the infamous Tiger Woods scandal in early 2011, Pattinson and Bell worked tirelessly to make sure that their family remained one of the most popular and well-loved couples in Hollywood. They made it work by sticking to their routines and showing plenty of affection for each other in front of the camera. Despite its challenges, their union has been worth it. The pair have managed to stay committed to each other and work hard to make their family a priority. Bell has said that one of the reasons why she and Pattinson have been able to persevere is because they have both grown up in large families and know what it means to have lots of siblings. They also value loyalty and have always been there for each other when times were tough. She told Parade magazine in 2012, “I think that when things get hard, it’s important to remember why you started this whole thing in the first place – to be there for someone you care about. I think that, as children, we always want our parents to be around forever, and as they grow older, we realize that that’s not necessarily true. You have to let them go sometimes and move on with your life.”

The Long Road To Love

The road to love may be long and winding, but it’s certainly worth it. In 2007, director Joe Simpson released the documentary, Romance Roadtrip, which followed the journey of eight celebrity couples as they traveled across America, searching for love and companionship. One of the film’s couples was Kristen Bell and Robert Pattinson. The road to their first meeting was pretty incredible. Bell was riding her bike in Los Angeles when she saw a man, waiting for the bus. She noticed that he was watching her and stared back at him. When the bus arrived, the man got on and sat down next to her. They started chatting, and before she knew it, the bus had arrived at its stop. The man got off the bus and asked her for her phone number. She gave it to him and they dated for a year before tying the knot in 2008. Today, the couple have two children and are still going strong 10 years later. Simpson’s film not only gave an unprecedented look into the early days of one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring couples, but also showcased the unique and strong bonds that develop between siblings. The film proved to be a testament to the everlasting love that siblings share for each other.

Raising Two Children

One of the most challenging aspects of being a celebrity couple is balancing work and family. According to Marriage Bootcamp trainer Elizabeth Kubach, being a recognizable brand name in the entertainment industry can be a major draw, but it also comes with its downsides. She told HuffPost, “There’s a part of you that wants to be with your partner and be with your children, but there’s also this other part that knows that’s not really possible. So, you’re going to have to learn to be okay with being apart.” Being one of the most recognizable and well-loved celebrity pairs in Hollywood is certainly not a bad problem to have. However, as families become more mobile and children grow up in an era of constant connection, technology, and social media, having to learn to be okay with being apart may be all the more challenging for celebrity couples.

Keeping The Momentum

The last few years have not been kind to Hollywood. The entertainment industry saw its revenue dip by 5% in 2018, and even the most beloved and popular shows have struggled to attract an audience. However, as these businesses continue to evolve with the times, so too will their methods of connecting with audiences. One of the best ways that Hollywood continues to captivate audiences is with its iconic celebrity couples. While the industry struggles to find its identity in a world constantly bombarded by information, relationships, and social media, these couples remind us that there is still something special about traditional storytelling and the power of love.