The most private details of their relationship were revealed in the pages of Vogue. The iconic fashion magazine released its highly anticipated October 2017 issue on Friday, which featured cover stars Hailey Bieber and Tilda Swinton, among others.
Along with the gorgeous pictures, the magazine shared some interesting tidbits about the on-again, off-again couple and their ever-evolving romance. Most notably, the publication stated that the couple’s “romance has transcended the traditional bounds of celebrity and fuelled a fascination with their private life.”
The 53-year-old actress told Vogue that she and her husband have “a type of love that people can relate to.” The Twilight series has been credited with giving rise to a new kind of romantic comedy: One that focuses on the challenges of modern-day marriage rather than the tropes associated with traditional couples. “It breaks the rules,” she said. “But I think that’s what makes it so relatable.”
While Stewart has admitted to struggling with fame and fortune at times, she has expressed enthusiasm about the attention their relationship has received.
“It doesn’t change the fact that we’re in love,” she said in July, when asked if their high-profile union was stressful. “It makes it more exciting.”
And what a time to be in love. Not only has their romance been touted as one of the most talked-about celebrity pairings of the decade, but the former Twilight star has also emerged as one of the most influential women within the fashion industry. In 2015, Forbes estimated her net worth at $50 million, and according to Vogue, she currently earns $25 million per year through her acting gigs and other revenue streams (she’s owned by a French luxury group, which owns a majority stake in Estée Lauder).
A ‘New Normal,’ According To Vogue
Even before she became famous for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight film series, Kristen Stewart was making waves in the fashion world. In 2007, she and her sister Frances broke into the industry through a high-profile fashion collaboration with the luxury goods brand Burberry. Since then, Stewart has released a number of capsule collections for Burberry and developed her very own makeup and skincare line, according to Biography.com.
While her professional success has undoubtedly helped fuel her romance with Robert Pattinson, the fashion icon has expressed ambivalence about her sudden celebrity. “It’s hard to find a girl who doesn’t want to be famous,” she said in 2015, according to Vanity Fair. “I don’t know what love is anymore. It’s so funny – people always talk about love as if it’s this incredible emotion that overwhelms you, but it’s not at all like that. I think it’s something more simple. I just want to be with someone I love.”
And that’s how she should be. Love should never be a choice, but neither should enjoying the company of someone you care about. Fame certainly doesn’t hurt, but it shouldn’t be the primary driver behind your romantic decisions. For those who love Stewart and Pattinson, however, their fame will only increase their appeal. It’s no secret that they’ve been the subject of intense media scrutiny ever since their relationship emerged in 2014, which was also the year that Stewart began working with Donald Trump on the Celebrity Apprentice.
A Self-professed ‘Bookworm,’ According To Vogue
As an author, Stewart has received widespread acclaim for her debut, Can’t Lose. According to the New York Times, Can’t Lose was named one of the best books of the year, and the Evening Standard described it as a “masterclass in storytelling.” In the book, Stewart shares the story of her unconventional courtship with Robert Pattinson, whom she first met while filming a music video in Vancouver in 2012. The pair’s romantic story was made into a Lifetime movie in 2017, which starred Stewart as herself.
Stewart, who grew up in London, began her professional acting career at the age of 16 and landed her first major role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009). Since then, she has appeared in a number of high-profile films and series, including Midnight Sun (2015), The Man Who Wants to be God (2016), and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Currently, she is filming Robin Hood, which is set to be released in 2020. Additionally, Stewart has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, earning her a spot on Vanity Fair’s 2016 List of the Most Influential People in Fashion.
A Versatile Style Icon, According To Vogue
Forbes recently hailed Stewart as one of the most significant style influencers of our time, and she isn’t alone. The fashion industry has taken notice of Stewart’s impact, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why. The 25-year-old has a distinctive style that mixes high-end designer attire with off-beat accessories and is often described as quirky, fun, and distinctive. Some of her best-known looks include:
- A burgundy dress with white polka dots created for Burberry in 2014
- A rose-patterned dress worn by Stewart for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
- A black-and-white dress worn at the 2016 American Music Awards
- A red-and-white striped dress worn at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
- An olive-green dress worn by Stewart during the filming of the third season of Downton Abbey
An Influencer Packed Schedule, According To Vogue
In addition to acting, writing, and design, Stewart is a busy influencer. She regularly shares pics of herself on social media, and according to Vogue, she has amassed a massive 147.3 million followers on Instagram. Not only that, but she has also published a number of books, designed products, starred in commercials, curated exhibitions, and more. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Stewart admitted that she sometimes has trouble differentiating between her professional and private lives. Still, she expressed excitement about the opportunities that come with her sudden stardom.
“It’s overwhelming, to be honest,” she said. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
In the spotlight since the end of March, the former Twilight star has already proven to be a vocal advocate for women’s rights and LGBTQ+ acceptance. In April, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees for The Trevor Project, an American non-profit that helps LGBTQ+ youth to safely explore their identity. She has also been one of the most prominent figures in the #MeToo movement and has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein and other sexual harassers.
An Inspiration To Gen Z, According To Vogue
It’s a safe bet that Gen Z, the millennial generation, and the generation after them will have a massive impact on the world of fashion. After all, their grandparents and great-grandparents grew up in the post-war era, when men returned from military service and women stepped out of their traditional roles. As a result, the fashion industry adjusted to reflect the changing attitudes of post-war society: Femininity took precedence over boyishness, and style icons such as Grace Kelly and Marjorie Merriweather Pei became influencers, trendsetters, and style icons. Not only that, but Gen Z is also regularly associated with such fashion terms as “normcore”, “basic british apparel”, and “me-mo”, which reflects the trend-setting nature of this youthful demographic. According to a PEW Research Center survey, 73% of respondents from Gen Z describe themselves as fashion-forward, compared to 50% of millennials and 48% of empty-nest grandparents. They’re also more likely to label themselves as an “influencer” (27% vs 24% among millennials).
While Stewart hasn’t publicly spoken about her relationship with Robert Pattinson, she has praised their influence, saying, “We’ve all been so blessed by their relationship. It’s been an inspiration.” Indeed, their romantic story, which was made into a movie in January, has already inspired an array of memes and fodder for future headlines. This fame, though, hasn’t changed her, and she still prefers to keep her personal life private. For now, she and Robert Pattinson will continue to inspire love and creativity in their legions of fans.