After years of keeping their relationship under wraps, Hollywood stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson finally admitted they are a couple in March 2016. The two began dating in 2010 and have been inseparable ever since. The 24-year-old actress confirmed rumors that she and the popular Twilight actor are a couple during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“We’ve been friends for a really long time. A friend who is also a romantic partner. And I feel really lucky to have that. It’s definitely something different. Every relationship is different. But to me, it feels like we’ve reached a point where we can be a little more open about it and not feel as embarrassed,” Stewart said in March 2016.
The two kept their relationship a secret until Stewart’s 24th birthday on September 22, 2015, and after four years of being together, they made the big announcement about being a couple in a romantic way.
The two have been open about their love for each other since their first red-carpet appearance together in 2011. During the interview, they gushed about each other and didn’t hide their celebrity crush on one another.
“I always had a thing for her. Since the beginning, I’ve always kind of had a crush on her,” Pattinson said of Stewart in March 2016.
The couple made their first public appearance as a couple during the 2015 American Film Institute (AFI) Awards on March 4, 2015 in Los Angeles. The two looked dashing and elegant while presenting AFI’s Greatest Scene-Stealers list. They wore black and white checkered dresses with diamond accents by Céline and were accompanied by their respective families.
The following day, they were photographed leaving a café in Hollywood while holding hands and looking lovingly in each other’s eyes. The British actor sported a black rose boutonnière while the American actress wore a beautiful yellow dress with white flowers.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the couple had been spending a lot of time on their phones and social media while apart, so they decided to celebrate their relationship with a romantic date.
Just three weeks later, the two were spotted holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes during a romantic walk along the beach in Santa Monica. They stopped briefly to pose for photographers before continuing their stroll. It was revealed in March that the beach trip was actually a chance for Pattinson to propose to Stewart.
The pair were married at the end of April in a private ceremony at New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, surrounded by family and friends. Celebrity guests including Sienna Miller, Lily Collins, and Kate Hudson were among those who attended the wedding. The couple sealed the deal by exchanging vows that were both heart-wrenching and moving.
On May 19, 2016, Stewart and Pattinson surprised fans with the birth of their first child, a son named Otis. A week later, the actress announced that she was expanding her family with the addition of a daughter, Juniper, born to her and Pattinson.
The family will soon be featured in an upcoming issue of Vogue magazine, which will be accompanied by an exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The issue of Vogue, which is on newsstands now, also includes an interview with Stewart, who talks about her upcoming wedding to Pattinson and about motherhood. The exhibition, titled “Myths & Legends: Fashion, Family & Feminism,” features pieces from the collection of Hollywood actor and designer Christian Dior.
The designer’s pieces will be on display alongside those of other renowned fashion houses such as Gucci and Dior, as well as some extraordinary Hollywood collections, including pieces from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s legendary wardrobe, which are on loan for the exhibition. Visitors can also take a peek at Christian Dior’s new collection and get an insight into the designer’s exquisite craftsmanship.
The exhibition is the brainchild of Elizabeth Taylor, who was Christian Dior’s ambassador for 20 years and is credited with turning the brand into a contemporary fashion house. The grand dame of the fashion industry has been a long-standing supporter of the Victoria and Albert Museum, which holds one of the most prestigious collections of Faberge eggs in its archives. As an added bonus, the museum’s website features a special section devoted to Taylor and her legacy. The fashion house named its newly created limited-edition perfume after her.
While Stewart and Pattinson have kept most of their relationship private, the media frenzy surrounding their relationship is unprecedented in Hollywood history. The media circus began even before they made the big announcement about being a couple. In fact, it began the year before, when the two were spotted eating dinner together at a Parisian restaurant in January 2015.
Back in 2011, before they started dating, Stewart and Pattinson were already household names. Their film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire-themed New York Times best-selling series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released in theaters around the world at the end of November 2014. It became the most expensive film of all time, with a worldwide gross of more than $1 billion.
The film, which was directed by Bill Condon and co-written by Condon and Stephenie Meyer, was an international success, picking up numerous awards along the way. It won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2014 Black Film Festival, followed by the award for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes. The film also picked up a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, as well as a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Fantasy Film.
The success of The Twilight Saga franchise, which continues with the spinoff, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, led to a lucrative contract with Summit Entertainment, Stewart’s current studio. The deal is said to be worth around $10 million per film, plus a $20 million bonus if the actress makes a cameo in the next installment. (This is slightly less than the $25 million per film she was due to make at Fox.)
The Love Story
The Twilight phenomenon gave birth to an entirely new category: the Twihardy. When Stewart revealed to Elle magazine that she uses Apple’s new wireless AirPods in addition to her iPhone to stay connected to Robert, the fashion world gasped. Apple’s popular, chic, and functional wireless headphones quickly became a best-selling product, and Stewart became one of the most photographed women in the world. (The pair’s first meeting was documented in the fashion magazine’s January 2014 issue, which featured Apple’s AirPods.)
The 24-year-old actress has also become famous for her beauty secrets, as she frequently shares her favorite products and routines on social media. Whether it’s skin-care regimens or fashion tips, Stewart’s tweets often include a hashtag that begins with #skincare or #fashion, followed by a brief description of what she had for dinner or an outfit she wore the previous day. She also occasionally retweets verified accounts that praise her beauty products or share tips and tricks on how to use them.
While Apple’s AirPods were a commercial success, the company was unable to keep up with consumer demand. After months of teasing, Apple finally revealed the much-anticipated Apple Watch in March 2016. The smartwatch allows wearers to send messages, make calls, and listen to music all through their wrist. It also serves as a handy tool for keeping up with fitness goals, as it can notify users when they’ve reached a specific exercise goal or when they’ve stayed within a certain calorie budget — all through simple motions and gentle encouragement.
If you think that Apple’s most recent product is exciting, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not the only collaboration the company has with another famous fashion house. In May 2016, Apple and Burberry announced that they were working together to offer some incredible designer collaborations for Apple fans, including the opportunity to buy products designed specifically for the Apple Watch. (Burberry is one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, and Apple has a deep relationship with the brand, dating back to the 1990s.)
Collaborations like these will allow Stewart’s fans to keep up with her glamorous lifestyle, even when she’s not present. The fashion superstar is known to keep her celebrity closet well stocked, so fans will always have a chance to see her chicest looks once she posts about them online.
A Princess Among Nations
Throughout her life, Stewart has maintained dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. In May 2016, as part of a press tour promoting her new film, The Beach Bum, she traveled to New York City to accept Australia’s highest honor, the Medal of the Order of Australia.