Kristen Stewart and Tom Pattinson are an item, right? Well, it seems like one of the most talked about celebrity hookups of the past year has finally been confirmed by the stars themselves. The two were spotted out together in New York City on October 26th, and have been inseparable since. Even their individual social media accounts reveal that they’ve been spending a lot of time together, and this morning, Stewart confirmed that they’re dating in a tweet. But is this a love match or just a fling on the side? We analyzed their public behavior to get the inside scoop on the status of this budding celebrity couple.

They Were Seen In Public Together For The First Time In Months

The stars were first seen together at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25th. Since then, they’ve been spotted multiple times in public, including at a fashion event in Italy on October 4th, a Met Gala party in New York City on May 6th, and the 76th Golden Globes on January 5th. Moreover, their individual social media accounts have been revealing, as well. On September 25th, Stewart tweeted, “@tom_pattinson you look stunning as always, my darling.” He then responded with, “@kristenstewart my love.” They then continued to share numerous love letters and sweet photos of each other on social media.

They’ve Been Spending A Lot Of Time Together In Public

According to People, Stewart had been spending a lot of time with Pattinson in public prior to their October 26th outing. In the past year, the actress has been spotted with the British actor on numerous occasions, including at the 2019 Golden Globes on January 5th, the Met Gala on May 6th, and at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25th. And it looks like the fans have been enjoying this sweet display as well, as the couple has consistently been one of the most followed on Twitter.

While they’ve been spending a lot of time together in public, their schedule seems to be mostly made up of promotional activities and public appearances. On October 29th, the twosome were spotted at the Hamptons International Film Festival Awards where they both received an award in the form of a statuette. A few days later, they were both at the 19th annual Producers Guild Awards, where they received the Legend Award. Then, on November 20th, they both attended the London Film Festival Awards, where Stewart won the award for Most Promising Newcomer. On December 10th, they were back in New York City for the 2019 Golden Globes, where Stewart won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for her role in Little Women.

Meanwhile, on social media, the two have been sharing a lot of PDA-ous content. To start, they’ve been using the #ForeverWedding and #ForeverUs hashtags in their Instagram posts to signify their lifelong commitment to one another. Additionally, on September 26th, 2019, Stewart shared a sweet video of herself and Pattinson reciting an intimate letter from Margaret Atwood to Elizabeth Taylor.

Their Mature Attractiveness And Aged Careers May Just Be A Match Made In Heaven

While we may not know for sure if Stewart and Pattinson are dating or just friends, we can surmise a few things from their public behavior. For one, it would appear that the match made in heaven between these two was meant to be. Both stars have previously dated high-profile men, and have experienced the heartache that comes with dating someone you might eventually want to share more intimate moments with. On the other hand, they may simply be using this public display as a way to push back against the paparazzi and keep their private life private.

Pattinson, too, has a history of heartache, as he broke-up with his long-time girlfriend, Alice Spring, two years ago after he caught her having an affair. Since then, he’s been dating social media personalities Gigi Hadid and Mia Evans. Meanwhile, Stewart dated actor James Marsden until 2011 and married his long-term partner, Rupert Sanders, in 2018. She’s also previously been romantically linked to director Benh Zeitlin and fashion designer Olivier Galtsane.

PDA Is One Of The Strongest Indicators Of A Hookup

If you’ve been following celebrity news this year, you’d know that there’s been a rise in celebrity PDA – physical contact and public display of affection – between high-profile individuals. Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman have been spotted in numerous PDA-worthy situations, including holding hands and walking arm-in-arm together. And it seems like the stars are just warming up. Soon, we’ll see the rise of the ’80s revival. Whether it’s the cast of Sex and the City or Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, it seems like the popular culture has become infatuated with a certain type of intimacy – one that is more mature and realistic than what we usually see in Hollywood.