Last month was a very sad month for lovers of Twilight and its stars. We lost two of our favorite couples. First, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart broke up, and then, a few weeks later, Stewart’s mother passed away. Sadly, these breaking news stories put a damper on everyone’s fun at the movies this summer. But, as with most things in life, things can be worse. It turns out that Stewart and Pattinson’s split was just a temporary break and, as it happens, the perfect opportunity for an epic Hollywood comeback. Let’s take a look at the developments that have followed this sad start to the year.

The Reunion

After two months of mourning, it was finally time for Stewart and Pattinson to make up. The actress made it clear that she wanted to put their troubled past behind them and move on with their lives. So, after spending a lot of time apart, the two decided to put their romance back on track and got married. The wedding was very private and took place at the couple’s family home in Los Angeles. Among the guests were Pattinson’s two children from a previous marriage and Stewart’s parents, Tom and Teresa. The newlyweds then celebrated the special day with a romantic dinner party for their closest family and friends. There were no formal invitations and just a couple of simple emails to keep things under wraps.

The Pics

On January 22, 2019, just a few days after their wedding, the two posted a lovey-photo-filled union on their respective Instagram accounts. The photo, which was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, featured the newlywed couple posing side by side on a beach with numerous colorful throw pillows behind them. The couple’s engagement had been heavily publicized and speculated upon for months, so this intimate moment was very much anticipated. After months of engagement photos and whirlwind wedding days, the pair finally decided to share a few sweet pics of their happy anniversary. The images were a breath of fresh air for fans who had been patiently waiting since the beginning of 2019 to see more of Stewart and Pattinson together again. Sadly, this was probably the last we will see of these two lovebirds as a married couple. As mentioned, their marriage is reportedly on the rocks and we could see them splitting soon.

The Vow

In their interview with Entertainment Tonight, the couple confirmed that there is trouble in paradise. According to the preview, the two are discussing their individual dreams for the future and what their plans are now that they’re both independent. “I have a very clear idea of what I want to do next. I want to establish myself as an actress, in my own right, and not just in a couple of films. I want to have a big impact,” Stewart said. Pattinson added: “I don’t know if we’ll be able to have kids, but we’ll definitely try. And maybe in the future, we’ll adopt or do foster care. That’s the kind of family we want to build.” The report states that Stewart and Pattinson still love each other and that they intend to work things out in the near future. But for now, they’re taking some time apart to figure out what it means to be “in a healthy relationship”.

What They Say

In an interview with E! News, Stewart opened up about her ex-boyfriend’s engagement and her role in the split. “Personally, I’m really happy for him. I think he’s a great guy and I wish him all the best. It’s been two years since we’ve been together and four years since we’ve been apart, so it’s been kind of cool to have this new chapter in his life. And I think what’s made the difference is that he’s found someone who respects him and his work. He’s found someone who understands what he’s been through and is there to support him,” Stewart said. As for her own future, Stewart is looking to the past to help her find her way. “I’ve had a really good look back at my past and I feel like I’ve learned a lot, a lot about myself, I think, and what I’m capable of. So I don’t feel like I have to rush into anything. I’ve just got to be really happy for him, support him, and make sure he knows I’m here for him whenever he needs me,” she concluded.

These are just some of the most significant recent events that have shaped the Twi-hards’ 2019. The past year has been a roller coaster and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see more ups and downs to come. One thing is for sure: while we wait for the next chapter, we will always have the memories. And isn’t that what ultimately matters?