The Hollywood hottie: Hollywood’s hottest stars are often its most recognizable symbols, especially when it comes to their public personas. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Mcaully to Justin Timberlake and Sandra Bullock, the stars typically embody class, style, and beauty. Whether you love them or hate them, it’s hard not to acknowledge that these high-profile individuals often possess a certain allure that continues to draw us in.

But what is it about these popular A-listers that makes them so appealing? Why do audiences love to follow their stories and why have they continued to captivate our imagination and that of the media world? To find the answer, one must look no further than the source of their fame: their celebrated relationships.

If you’ve been paying attention to the entertainment news for the past year, you may have heard of the meteoric rise of Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The UK-born, New York-raised pair first made a splash in 2011 when they were cast in the cult classic film adaptation of the book The Twilight Saga. They ended up playing the lead roles of Edward and Bella respectively and became instant celebrities overnight. Since then, their love story has been documented in glossy magazines and gossip columns alike and continues to inspire rabid audiences and countless artists, musicians, and writers across the world. It was recently reported that the two have been spending more time in their native land of New Zealand, building a luxurious abode and expanding their property portfolios.

A Passionate Love for Fashion And Beauty

While many love to idolize the happy couple for their celebrity and influence, it is Stewart and Pattinson’s undeniable passion for fashion and beauty that endears them to fans. Both actors have been covered in glossy magazines multiple times over the past few years and have adopted an unapologetic approach to fashion that resonates with their audience. In 2014, Vanity Fair’s Marie Claire described it thus: “If there’s one thing the Hotties are good at, it’s dressing fashionably. Not only does their unique style remind you of a play on words […] but they always put a smile on your face.”

In an era where influencers and social media stars wield incredible power and fans can follow the careers of their favorite stars like never before, it is perhaps unsurprising that Rob and Kristen refuse to leave fashion behind. In a 2014 Vanity Fair profile, Stewart discussed her infatuation with fashion: “I feel like when I grow up, I want to be a fashion icon – it’s such an attractive career.”

This approachable fashion outlook has made a lasting impression on their fans and the media alike. The Daily Mail described their style as “pure elegance” and wrote that they had “perfectly tuned in to the zeitgeist of the times” while simultaneously embracing elements of popular culture, most notably the fashion styles of eras past.

In a 2014 article for Vanity Fair, fashion critic Catherine Zeta-Jones described her admiration for the on-screen couple’s style:

“They are very polished, they are very well-groomed, and they always look like they just stepped out of a fashion magazine,” she said. “It is such a feast for the eyes.”

An Unlikely Match From Two Different Continents

While many of Stewart and Pattinson’s celebrity friends inhabit the bright lights of Hollywood, it was not always thus. It was initially reported in June 2014 that the 32-year-old actress was retiring from public life to focus on her studies and family. “I’m not going to pretend that any of this has been easy. Being an actor is just an incredibly demanding job,” she said at the time. “The world we live in is just so hectic and stressful, there’s no stability — you’re either shooting a movie or you’re on stage, and you never know which one is going to happen.”

Pattinson, 33, also expressed his desire to devote more time to his craft and family, stating that he and Stewart “want to carve out a really rich and rewarding life for ourselves and be able to do things that we’ve been dreaming of.” Despite their reported amours, these were evidently not going to be the last words from either actor.

In an interview with Elle in March 2015, a month after their breakup, Stewart divulged that she and Pattinson were still in touch and had made plans to meet up for dinner once her divorce was final. Moreover, in a 2015 Marie Claire profile, Stewart opened up about her desire to reconcile with Pattinson and their plans to meet after years apart.

While their fans would certainly like to see the couple back together, Stewart and Pattinson are both remaining optimistic about their future and continue to express their desire to remain friends. We can only hope that their rumored rekindled romance is genuine and that they continue to be inspired to create stylish videos and images for their adoring followers.