It was always going to be a bumpy road for the newlywed couple, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The English actor had famously dated celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge and the late Princess Diana. The Twilight star had also worked with some of the most respected filmmakers in the business, including Peter Jackson and Ang Lee. So, when she married Mr. Pattinson in a televised ceremony in 2017, everyone had high hopes for the newlyweds.
But the road to the altar has not been smooth for the Hollywood power couple. First, Stewart cheated on Pattinson with French actor Romain Duris. Then, the actor had to apologize for the “misunderstanding” and broke off his engagement to Stewart. Finally, the couple reconciled and announced they were going to share an “open” marriage with fans.
Their troubles are far from over, however. Since the ceremony, it has been revealed that Stewart has been hiding a dark secret. The actress was actually married to Jack Reynor when she wed Pattinson. And, although they went through a rough patch, sources say the marriage between the Irishman and Stewart is yet to dissolve.
Then, there is the matter of Stewart’s drug addiction. Despite her BFF status with Victoria Beckham, the actress has been slammed for using illegal substances in the past and faces expulsion from the sport if she tests positive again. As a result of her drug use, the 33-year-old actress even spent some time in rehab in 2018.
All of these problems have left a dark cloud hanging over the once happy couple. But if there is one person who embodies the spirit of compromise, it is Stewart. After enduring years of tabloid headlines regarding her private life, she appears to have found a way to make peace with her husband and carry on with their lives. So, while it is still early days for the newlyweds, let’s take a look at how they have survived the odds and become an “ensemble” of their own woe.
Kristen Stewart’s Dark Secret
The actress was slammed for cheating on her husband with French actor Romain Duris in the months leading up to their wedding. The affair was reportedly sparked by Stewart’s meeting with French model Clémence Poésy, which did not go unnoticed by the paparazzi.
Duris, who was 25 years her senior, was almost twice her age. The age difference, as well as Stewart’s past relationships with some of the most famous faces in the world, made tabloid headlines around the world. The actress had given birth to her and Pattinson’s first child, a daughter named Genevieve, in 2015. But, in a bizarre twist of events, she did not tell her husband about the pregnancy until a year later.
When she did, the couple’s life was turned upside down. Despite rumors to the contrary, the couple did not divorce and remained a united front in the face of the public’s fury.
The two have since remained relatively quiet about their marriage, with only the occasional picture of them snuggling up during an uneventful stroll through London to keep their fans updated. But, in April 2019, Stewart opened up about her marriage in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
The three-time Oscar nominee told the outlet that she and her husband were ‘open’ to discussing their marriage and that they were “always going to be there for each other.’” She went on to say that she hoped to grow old with her husband and raise a family with him. She also spoke about her work ethic and how she tries to set a good example for her daughter.
Despite the interview, Stewart did not specify whether or not she was still legally married to Duris. But, in June 2019, it was reported that the actress had filed for divorce. According to legal documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart cited irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split. It’s likely that Stewart’s marriage to Duris, which was wed in a secret ceremony in Paris in 2015, was simply one of those things that she kept secret for the sake of their daughter’s privacy.
Why Did Stewart Cheat On Pattinson?
In many ways, the timing of Kristen Stewart’s affair with Romain Duris was ill-fated. The actress had just wrapped shooting for the third season of the globally popular teen drama series, Riverdale, which she also co-created. This would turn out to be one of her last major projects before her marriage to Pattinson.
Stewart had originally signed on to play Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga in 2009. Over the next six years, she would go on to portray Bella in four films, the most recent of which, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was released in 2012. During that time, she developed a reputation for being one of the industry’s most dedicated and hard-working students. But behind the scenes, she was finding it increasingly difficult to juggle her studies with her busy acting schedule. In 2011, while filming Twilight, she missed a deadline to submit her thesis, and then had to make up the work as part of her graduation package. The same scenario played out the following year, when she was filming the final installment, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
It was during this time that Stewart began to develop a reputation for being a little too friendly with co-workers and students. In 2014, she was even accused of stealing co-star, Kristen Stewart’s, work-in-progress script and showing it to her friends. Although neither she nor Stewart have ever been professional or formal about the matter, there is no denying that this incident seriously strained their relationship. Even now, years later, Stewart has yet to address the rumors surrounding the matter.
What Will Become Of Stewart’s Marriage To Pattinson?
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship was always going to be a balancing act. The couple wed in a breathtaking ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2017. But even that day, they were already at odds. Just days before the ceremony, the press was leaked details of a restraining order filed by Stewart against her husband. In the document, she accused him of assault.
The two had reportedly been arguing about money, with sources saying Stewart was seeking a divorce because she had run out of funds. In response to the allegations, Pattinson’s lawyer described the claim as “ridiculous,” adding that his client “completely denies the claim and will prove it.” He also said that his client is a “wonderful husband” and that they “love spending time together as a family.”
The following day, the couple’s problems appeared to be far from over. As they were about to exchange vows, the photographer accidentally captured a photograph of Stewart with her face pressed against the glass of the chapel. Amidst the chaos, it was reported that Stewart had cried “no” as the doors were about to close, effectively ending the wedding. Although it was not officially made public, the actress had walked down the aisle with a broken heart.
It was supposed to be a fairy tale ending for the newlywed couple. Instead, it was a storybook ending marred by tragedy. Despite tabloid speculation to the contrary, the couple has not actually split up. In fact, they seem to be as happy as ever.
In 2019, Stewart and Pattinson were spotted out on a stroll through London, the latest in a string of public appearances. Although they have yet to release an official statement about the status of their marriage, fans can still expect to see the two remain a united front against the world.