There have been several breakups and makeups over the course of the A-list pop culture saga that was Robsten—aka, the love story of Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s best friend Prince William’s big sister Princess Kate’s grandson, Prince Georgie. If you’re not familiar, the story lines mostly involve high profile celebrities who are either dating or married to someone else. The most recent story lines include Megan being divorced from her Prince Hallmark diamond salesman husband, and then falling for actor Robert Pattinson, who is already married to FKA twigs. It seems like just yesterday that the 27-year-old actress was dating Bella Swan in Twilight, and now she’s in a very public, and very messy, cheating scandal.
Here we’ll discuss why Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson, whether or not she regrets it, and what this means for her relationship with the Twilight co-star and their upcoming film, On the Road. We’ll also get the scoop on whether or not she thinks Megan Markle will one day be Queen of England.
Why Did Kristen Stewart Cheat On Robert Pattinson?
It’s no secret that the 27-year-old actress and her co-star Robert Pattinson struggled to make their relationship work. After breaking up with her long-time girlfriend of three years, Stella McCartney (with whom she had a son, Flynn), in 2011, Stewart and Pattinson got together and began dating. The following year they moved in together, and two years later, in May of 2014, they announced their engagement. However, things didn’t seem to be going as smoothly as everyone thought. While in Italy for the European premiere of the film Café Society, Pattinson revealed that he had been secretly travelling to LA to meet with other women. When asked about the allegations, Stewart stated, “I’ve never cheated on Rob. I don’t know why this is being said, but it makes me so sad. I have always been faithful to him, and I want everyone to know that I’m happy that we’re still together. I love him so much and we’ve been through so much, especially recently. This is not about me. This is about us as a couple and I hope people will understand that.”
Did Kristen Stewart Cheat On Robert Pattinson?
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the scandal. According to a report from OK! Magazine, sources claimed that the actress cheated on Pattinson with her Twilight co-star, Taylor Lautner. The two were spotted holding hands while out for a night on the town in New York City on October 28, 2015. The very next day, the pictures of the couple went viral—and they weren’t the only ones. As you may know, Lautner and Stewart are both members of the ‘Angry Birds’ generation. The two grew up together in the spotlight, and went on to become best friends even as they embarked on their acting careers. (They are also close with Lena Headey, who plays their mother Mae in the film series.)
While we don’t know all the details about what happened between these famous friends, what we do know is that Stewart cheated on Pattinson. On the Road director John Cameron Mitchell told Newsweek, “It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes women need to leave their relationships to figure out who they are and what they want. They’re two beautiful, creative individuals, obviously close to each other, having a lot of fun and liking what they’re seeing, which is all I want for them.”
What Does This Mean For Their Relationship?
There are a lot of mixed messages regarding Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship. Some people think they are having a lot of fun and don’t see why everyone is so upset about them being together, while others believe it’s a bad idea because they are already celebrities and constantly under the spotlight. If anything, this scandal will only strengthen their bond. In fact, the more we learn about their relationship, the more we realize how well they fit together.
What Does This Mean For On The Road?
On The Road is directed by the hilarious, and rather talented John Cameron Mitchell. The film follows a young couple, Frank (Lautner) and Estelle (Stewart), as they travel across country in a RV with Frank’s band, following a tour. Along the way, they pick up two more band members, Walter and Eugene (played by John Malkovich and Max Greenfield), and the foursome continue their journey as they search for both musical and spiritual inspiration. The film is currently in post-production and was made for less than $5 million.
Mitchell was tight-lipped about the scandal when we talked to EW, but did reveal that he and Stewart were actually thinking about changing the film’s original ending. “If we were going to do another draft, we were going to see what would happen if Eugene and Estelle stayed behind,” he said. “It’s not like we’re going to Paris. It’s not necessarily a cliffhanger.” The filmmaker also said that he wanted the two to stay together, but that they needed to figure out what they wanted for themselves. “What we know for sure is that they’re both strong-willed, creative people, and they’re both going to do what they want to do,” Mitchell said. “I hope people will support them in that. They’re really happy together.”
Will This Be The End Of The Scandal?
It seems like this scandal is finally coming to an end. While we don’t know all the details, it’s been reported that both Lautner and Stewart have filed for divorce. According to Hollywood Life, the two are still deeply in love and want to remain married. The celebrity website also reports that several of Stewart’s friends and family members are very happy about her decision to end the marriage. (Although, it should be noted that none of these sources were aware of the cheating allegations at the time.)
On The Road Is Set To Be Released On December 22, 2015.
As we wrap up this article, it’s important to remember that On The Road is still a few weeks away from being released. However, in light of all that we’ve discussed, it feels right to leave you with a couple of quotes from the film’s brilliant director, John Cameron Mitchell.
“Sometimes you have to go on a journey of self-discovery, to find the person you were born to be with. Sometimes, you have to break out of the shell you were born in, to find the true you.” —John Cameron Mitchell (Max Greenfield)
“You have to believe in love, in a way that you never have to believe in anything else. Because if you don’t believe in love, then you don’t believe in anything else. And that’s a sad thing to believe in, because when you do believe in love, it makes everything else make sense.” —John Cameron Mitchell (Max Greenfield)
What Did You Think Of On The Road?
As we’ve established, John Cameron Mitchell is a very talented filmmaker. Even if you didn’t know that about him, it would still be safe to assume it, given his body of work. It’s no wonder that he was able to bring his unique brand of humor and insights to something as unexpected as a rom-com, and still manage to make it work. It’s also rather fascinating how he was able to tap into the zeitgeist and bring something new and interesting to the table. (As an added bonus, Mitchell also happens to be gay, so while this may not be your usual ‘hetero’ romance, it’s not like it’s the only option in town.)
It’s a wonderful film, and one that I think everyone should see at some point in their life. On the surface, it may seem like a typical rom-com, and it is. But if you think about it, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface.
It seems like just yesterday that the 27-year-old actress was dating Bella Swan in Twilight, and now she’s in a very public, and very messy, cheating scandal.