The actors who were previously romantically linked to one another went head-to-head on the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. While the “Twilight” star looked incredible in a white gown and sparkling diamond earrings, the “Breaking Dawn” actor went for a more classic black-tie look. But it wasn’t just about fashion; these two had something to talk about. Here’s a closer look at their red carpet appearances and what they had to say about their relationship.

Red Carpet Fashion

When it comes to the Cannes Film Festival, black is the ultimate choice for men and women. The 2019 festival celebrated its 90th anniversary, and in the weeks leading up to the big event, the carpet was filled with classic black dresses and gowns. On the men’s side, the festival is known to favor bold colors, so it was no surprise to see a wide range of red, white, and blue ensembles.

As for the women, they looked incredible. On the red carpet, the stars were either wearing floor-length gowns or one-shoulder dresses with a black-tie optional shawl. Even the outfits that were a bit on the casual side (like Elle Fanning’s white dress) looked impeccable.

But perhaps the queen of the red carpet season was the Duchess of Cambridge, who didn’t miss a chance to look regal in a black and white dress. For the most part, the Duchess looked incredible, and if you ask us, this is the look that will never go out of style.

On The Red Carpet: Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that pop stars and their partners don’t always make for the best of friends. Gone are the days of KStew and Robert Pattinson’s sweet-natured banter as they posed for photos together on the red carpet. Now that they’re both established stars, there needs to be a certain amount of professionalism (and a little bit of snark).

On the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, those who knew them from “The Twilight” series weren’t the only ones who noticed a change in their dynamic. Both actors were in attendance, and although they didn’t say very much to each other, there was a palpable air of tension as they both looked to secure the limelight.

Kristen Stewart is arguably the most famous member of the “Twilight” cast. In the years since the franchise wrapped, she’s worked hard to establish herself as a leading actress, and with this year’s critically acclaimed “Twilight” series and the runaway success of “Eclipse,” it’s clear that she’s done something right. When it comes to her personal life, Stewart has remained incredibly private, and to this day, she doesn’t discuss much (if anything) regarding her romantic past.

As for Robert Pattinson, after his first film with Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) went on to become one of the biggest films of all time, he disappeared from public life, apart from a series of cryptic tweets in which he stated, “The world is not black and white.” Much has been made of Pattinson’s dramatic, on-and-off-screen behavior over the years, and it’s clear that his time under the spotlight has not been all good. Although he’s had several high-profile relationships (including with the aforementioned Duchess of Cambridge), he’s spent most of his time since the end of “Twilight” trying to keep his personal demons at bay. When it comes to his professional life, Pattinson has mostly kept a low profile, with the exception of a 2016 speech in which he spoke out against the trend of “famous friends’ divorces.”

What Do They Have To Say?

While most of what we know about Stewart and Pattinson comes from headlines or juicy rumors, at the Cannes Film Festival, they had plenty to say about each other. As previously mentioned, they didn’t hit it off at first, but over the years, they’ve grown to appreciate each other’s differences, and eventually, became good friends. Here are some of the best quotes from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, held in May.

On Why They Are Good For Each Other

While Stewart has remained relatively tight-lipped regarding her past romances (only confirming her engagement to fiancé Justin Welby in 2018), she did give her two cents about why she and Pattinson work well together. “I think that we came from kind of similar places,” she said. “I think we both wanted to be taken seriously as actors. I think that we both tried to push ourselves to be better than we were, and I think that that is something that actually connects us.”

Pattinson added, “I think that we are both kind of in the same boat. We both came from the same place and we both ended up in the same place. And I think that we can both relate to each other. You know, we both have a bit of romantic comedy in us. I think that is why we have been able to kind of connect.”

While romance didn’t seem to be on the table for Stewart and Pattinson at the Cannes Film Festival, they did acknowledge how much their work relationship has grown in the years since “Twilight.” “Working with him on ‘Breaking Dawn’ was kind of a mind-blowing experience,” she said. “I think that it’s just improved everything about my work. It’s just made me a better person and a better actress. You know, when you have someone that is a superior talent at the same time that you are working with, it is amazing. It makes everything else disappear. And I think that is what happened. You know, we just kind of clicked.”

On The “Twilight” Franchise

The “Twilight” cast and crew haven’t spoken much about Stewart’s time in the franchise, but she did touch on its enduring legacy. “I think, you know, we are lucky to have had that experience. I think that it has given me and given everyone a chance to grow and learn and change and evolve as people,” she said. “You know, we are still friends with the people that we worked with. You know, it was a long time ago. And I think that it is still affecting everybody. You know, I feel like everybody has been able to kind of find their voice and be themselves.”

Pattinson added, “I think that it has shaped me as a person and as an actor. You know, it was a really formative experience. And I think that it was important for me to be at Cannes because…I want to thank the fans for still supporting me, and I want to thank Rob and Kristen for sticking by me through thick and thin.”

Moving Forward

These two went public with their romance after “Twilight” premiered in 2012. Since then, they’ve been together and committed to each other. While they’ve never revealed the exact nature of their relationship, they have stated that they do take care of each other. In an interview with Marie Claire, Pattinson said, “We’re very much in this together. You know, we have such a good dynamic. We’ve been able to grow as a couple and as individuals while still being able to rely on each other.”

Stewart echoed these sentiments, asserting, “We are very much a couple and we are committed to each other. And we’ve been really lucky to have that aspect of our relationship be successful. You know, being able to grow and evolve with someone that you care about is everything.”

While “Twilight” may be an unforgettable part of their careers, it’s clear that Stewart and Pattinson’s personal connection and professional partnership won’t soon be forgotten. Thanks to modern technology, we can look back on these moments and relive them (or at least, parts of them). And for the most part, Stewart and Pattinson seem to be doing just that.