It’s been a whirlwind month for Kristen Stewart. After a brief relationship with Canadian artist James Strugnell, the Twilight actress revealed that she had started dating film producer and director Rupert Sanders. Though Stewart later claimed that the relationship was “just a flirtation,” fans took it as a sign that her romance with Sanders was more than a one-night stand. Since news of their relationship spread, fans have been speculating about the nature of their intimate encounters and whether or not they will tie the knot.
What Is Kristen’s New Relationship With Sanders All About?
While most people have been fixated on Stewart’s romance with Strugnell, the true focus should be on her new relationship with film producer and director Sanders. After dating for less than a month, the 55-year-old filmmaker proposed marriage to the actress. A source close to the couple confirmed that the proposal happened on August 17, but added that they had been dating for “a while” beforehand.
Although news of their engagement spread like wildfire, Stewart took to Instagram to dispel the rumors that she was tying the knot with Sanders. “I would like to clarify that I am not yet engaged to be married,” she wrote. “This is true. However, I would like to thank you for all of your lovely, kind messages.” While it’s evident that she still has feelings for Strugnell, she seems happy to be spending more time with Sanders and their two daughters (Maude and Ruby).
According to the Daily Mail, the pair have been courting for quite some time. In fact, it was Stewart’s close friend, Stella McCartney, who first introduced them. Since then, the two have been spotted attending numerous events and festivals together. While the nature of their relationship remains a mystery – and judging by Stewart’s Instagram posts, the actress is doing her best to keep things au naturel – we can assume that their age difference is not an issue, as Sanders is 11 years younger than Stewart.
Could It Be a Match Made In Heaven?
Though no one can truly know what goes on behind closed doors, it’s evident that Stewart and Sanders share a deep love for film. Sanders has produced several well-received and critically acclaimed films, and he also directed 2010’s The Namesake. While on the other hand, Stewart starred in 2008’s Twilight and its 2009 sequel, and she also provided the voice of Bella in the 2016 animated film, The Death of Bella Abbey. With their shared interest in film, it would be no surprise if their courtship turned into a collaboration of some sort.
Since their meeting in April, the two have been inseparable. They’ve attended award ceremonies together, held private viewings of each other’s films, and even taken turns babysitting their kids (which, as we mentioned, they have in common). Though Stewart and Sanders both have young daughters from previous relationships, this is the first time that both women have been involved in a long-term romantic relationship with a member of the opposite sex. Could this be a match made in heaven? Or will this be yet another relationship ending in tears? We’ll have to wait and see.
Is This A Dream Wedding?
While we don’t know the exact date of the wedding, it’s safe to assume that it will happen somewhere in the English countryside. The couple have been spending a lot of time together – including weekends – and their love for each other is evident. After months of fan speculation about their relationship, Stewart finally took to Instagram to confirm that she is, in fact, getting married to Sanders. “I would like to clarify that I am not yet engaged to be married,” she wrote. “This is true. However, I would like to thank you for all of your lovely, kind messages.”
Though it’s evident that both Stewart and Sanders have a lot to celebrate, it’s not yet certain whether or not their wedding will be a dream wedding for the actress. According to a source, the couple plan to keep the celebration low-key and don’t want to over-stage the event. As for whether or not their union will be blessed by a pastor or priest, the source added that it is still under consideration.
The source also went on to say that while the couple have been dating for less than a month, they have already started planning their wedding. “They have known each other for a while and have been talking about getting married since meeting,” the source said. “They had even looked into venues and wedding bands.”
We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for the married couple, as they have yet to make their wedding day public. Until then, we can at least celebrate their love for each other and wish them many more years of happiness together.