The on-off couple relationship between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart has been one of the biggest stories of our time. From the moment they were photographed holding hands in 2011 to their most recent reconciliation in 2018, the world has been eagerly following their love story. While we wait for the next chapter in these two celebrities’ lives, here’s a look back at their previous romantic moments and relationships.

A Royal Affair

The world was first introduced to Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart when they were snapped holding hands while on vacation in Italy in 2011. Since then, their love story has captured the attention of millions, largely due to Pattinson’s celebrity, social media status, and filmography.

The unlikely celebrity couple was initially inspired to meet while filming the fifth installment in the vampire series The Twilight Saga, which they were shooting back-to-back in Italy. The cast and crew of Twilight were based in Tuscany for quite a while, prompting the pair to fall in love and establish a romance. After the release of Twilight, which ended with a dedication from Pattinson to Stewart, the two went on to work together on several other films and projects. These included David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Woody Allen’s Shadows in the Snow, and Rupert Wyatt’s The Lost City of Z.

While their romance initially sparked when they were spotted holding hands in 2011, it was not until a year later that they were officially spotted dating. On New Year’s Eve 2012, the pair were photographed arriving at a London nightclub hand-in-hand, further igniting the #RoyalRomance trend on social media. Two months later in March, they were photographed dining at a fancy restaurant in Paris.

Despite their public displays of affection, it was not until 2018 that these two famous faces officially confirmed their engagement. On March 29, they were photographed picking up engagement gifts from their family and friends, including a ring made from white and yellow gold.

This newlywed couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and in light of this special occasion, Robert Pattinson decided to honor his bride-to-be by tweeting a beautiful message dedicated to her.

Thank you for being one of the best things that ever happened to me. I love you so much. Happy Anniversary.

A Matter Of Pride

In 2012, the world was rocked by the news that the British actor had proposed to the American actress. While it was initially reported that the proposal took place in Paris, it was later revealed that the historic moment happened in Venice, Italy. In an interview with The New York Times, Stewart admitted that she initially turned down the proposal because she was “too proud” to accept it.

She also explained that she was not prepared to settle down and begin a traditional family just yet, and that she had hoped Pattinson would change his mind. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and the engagement was eventually deemed “irretrievable” by both parties. While the two are still friendly and work together, this is clearly not a love story with a happy ending.

Saving The Best For Last

Before we close this section on the couple’s previous romances and relationships, it’s worth noting that they have not been without their share of challenges. In 2015, while filming Woody Allen’s Shadows in the Snow in Vancouver, the duo broke up for a few days before reuniting and moving forward with the project. Later that year, Stewart filed for divorce from her husband of six years, and in 2018 she was forced to put her dog down after it was diagnosed with cancer.

From the very beginning, their romance was surrounded by controversy. When they were first photographed together in 2011, numerous reports surfaced that they were not actually a real couple. It was actually two years later, in August 2013, that the rumors were definitively put to rest when Pattinson got down on one knee in front of dozens of people as cameras rolled.

Stewart’s father, Bill, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about his daughter’s relationship with the actor, saying, “I’m really proud of her. She’s managed to achieve a lot in her life. She’s always worked really hard and followed her heart, and that’s paid off.”

He continued, “I think it’s great. I mean, I don’t know them [Pattinson and Stewart] that well, but I’m sure they’re both very proud themselves. They must be quite happy together.”

Overall, it’s clear that while these two are a Hollywood power couple, they have not always had an easy time of it. While their most recent reconciliation was extremely well-received, it’s not hard to see that there are still challenges facing this celebrity couple. As they enter into parenthood, their road to the altar looks incredibly smooth – but we mustn’t forget about their past and the tough decisions they have had to make along the way. In the words of Bill Stewart, “life’s a journey, not a destination.”