Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are ending their relationship. The actress said in a statement on Tuesday that her and Pattinson had “decided that it is best for both of us to end this relationship” and that she is “grateful to have had these letters” in her 20s.
The statement did not specify what caused the breakup but previous reports pointed to tension between the two. A representative for the couple did not respond to the Washington Post’s request for comment.
Not Rumored To Be Divorced
Many outlets reported in February that Stewart and Pattinson were thinking about getting a divorce. A source close to the couple said at the time that the tension between the two is “very real” and that they have “decided that they don’t want to be married anymore.”
Their relationship was famously rocky. The pair were first spotted kissing at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in June, and rumors of their engagement swirled soon after. They officially confirmed their engagement in October 2014, but their honeymoon was plagued by reports that they had quarreled. They were originally supposed to meet in Italy but had to cancel their plan because of Stewart’s grandmother’s health concerns. They were eventually able to meet in St. Barts and have since been on a rocky road to wedded bliss.
Kristen’s Topless Photos Were Racy But Not Classified
Stewart first broke into Hollywood in 2007. Her first big break came when she starred in the James McAvoy-helmed legal drama Conviction. The series was based on the true story of Stewart’s older sister, Stella, who was convicted of killing their parents in a botched burglary. Stewart played the part of Connie Skolski, a crusading journalist who teams up with McAvoy’s character, Michael Scofield, to prove Stella’s innocence.
Though Conviction was not the biggest hit of Stewart’s career, it led to more prominent film and television work. She is best known for her role as Bella Swan in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight franchise, which began in 2008. In the years since, she has collaborated with Meyer, appearing in multiple episodes of the author’s TV series, Shimmer Lake, which follows the young Bella as she adjusts to life in a small town. In early 2019, it was announced that Stewart would star in an upcoming TV series, Yellowstone, for Netflix, alongside Robert Redford and Kate Arrington. The series is set in the early 1900s and explores the clash of the primitive and the modern. The first season will focus on the ‘96 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, which was the first to accept women’s track and field events. The second season will cover the ‘98 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
Pattinson’s Career Was On The Rise When He Met Stewart
While Stewart established herself in Hollywood, it was Pattinson’s turn to rise. He began acting in 2013, and the following year he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film My Week with Marilyn. This was the second time he had won the award, as he had also won for his role in the 2012 film The Tree of Life. He is now known for playing the romantic leads in the Twilight films, including New Moon, where he shared a kiss with Stewart, and Eclipse, where they starred together in a dramatic duet. He has also appeared in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Gone Girl.
The two have been referred to as ‘the power couple’ of Hollywood and Twitter has been abuzz with their every move. In fact, they are so recognizable that they have their own Twitter account, where they regularly share their romantic adventures and fashion choices as a couple.
The Breakup Was Predictable
The end of a relationship between an actor and an actress is rarely easy to predict. It often depends on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the nature of their previous collaborations and how well they played off each other. These factors combined to make the breakup of Stewart and Pattinson predictable. It’s not that their breakup was a foregone conclusion; it simply followed logical lines.
The Last Will And Testament Of A Romantic
While some Hollywood couples never formally end their union, others see their breakups as a catalyst for new beginnings. Stewart and Pattinson are the latter type. Just as they were beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, their breakups pulled the metaphorical cord, and they found themselves plunged into darkness. But even in the gloom, they have found the resolve to chart a new course for their relationship and their careers.