Well, we’ll be honest with you: We weren’t exactly super-psyched when we heard that Kristen Stewart had landed a new boyfriend. After all, here was yet another example of a woman seemingly picking a rich, famous guy over her career. But then we remembered: This was Robert Pattinson. The Twilight star and the actor who plays her vampire lover in the smash-hit movie series had something special. They sparked chemistry and audience interest in a way that no other celebrity couple has. And now, with their relationship being documented for all to see, we’re reminded of why they’re so good for each other.

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of their engagement, we’re pulling back the curtain on their blossoming romance and diving into what made their celebrity coupling so special. Here, we’ll discuss the reasons why Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were made for each other and how their unconventional romance has impacted their careers and lives.

They Have a Solid Musical Connection

Before we begin, we want to make something clear: This article isn’t about shaming or criticizing either of these talented individuals. Instead, we’re celebrating their successful and honest love story by exploring the many ways in which it’s inspired them as individuals and as a couple.

From the very beginning, it was apparent that Stewart and Pattinson could collaborate musically. While promoting her debut album, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the actress revealed that she and the actor had bonded over their shared love for British music. Since then, they’ve released multiple musical projects together, including the soundtrack to the 2016 film, The Lost City, and have performed at numerous music festivals around the world. Most recently, they released a duet album, Just like Fire and Fury, which samples traditional British songs and instrumentals that the two wrote and arranged themselves.

While Stewart mostly promotes artists that are just like her, in terms of their taste in music and their similar fashion choices, Pattinson tends to collaborate with other musicians, sometimes even inviting them to play on his albums. So it’s not surprising that they’ve found a way to connect musically, since they both love to explore new sounds and don’t really fit into typical musical categories.

They Inspire An Entire Generation Of Geniuses

As we mentioned above, Stewart and Pattinson have found a way to connect musically. But their connection goes beyond music. The Twilight star has a way of inspiring her collaborators and colleagues, especially the younger generation. Take Canadian singer-songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, for example. While Jepsen was initially reluctant to work with a pop star who was mostly known for Twilight, she eventually came round and collaborated with Stewart on the song, “Runaway”.

The song was inspired by a comment Stewart made about Jepsen’s previous album, Kiss (the album). In an interview with Vogue, Jepsen said that Stewart helped her to “see the magic in everything, even my own album that I spent three years working on.” Since then, Jepsen has become a major proponent for women in music, even going so far as to create a Spotify playlist called #sheisnotshe, which is inspired by Stewart’s mantra.

Jepsen is not the only person who has been inspired by Stewart. Back in March 2017, legendary Director, James Cameron, revealed that he was working on a musical with Jonny Epstein, who composed the score for Fifty Shades of Grey. The two were planning to use a handful of songs from the soundtrack, including a song written by Stewart, for their upcoming film. The singer-songwriter confirmed that she had already contributed one song to the project, but declined to name the song, due to a contract she had signed.

They Can Balance Romanticism With Real Life

The main reason why we’re so interested in Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship is that it provides an example of a celebrity couple that managed to keep their romance alive while also maintaining their independence and real-life personas. Especially when so much of Hollywood is focused on keeping up appearances, these two have thrived by being themselves instead of trying to be something they’re not.

In an interview with The New York Times, Pattinson said that he and Stewart met in 2006, when she was 20 and he was 27. Back then, the two didn’t fit the Hollywood stereotype, having grown up in very different circumstances. Stewart, the daughter of a well-known photographer, was raised in Southern California, while Pattinson, the son of a British architect, had relocated to Vancouver after studying art history at Cambridge University.

Even now, seven years later, the couple still maintains their original bond, getting each other presents and supporting each other’s careers. Although they have had to adjust to life in the limelight, they’ve both managed to keep their personal lives as private as possible, while also being open about their love for one another.

They’re Both Visionaries In Their Own Right

It’s not just that Stewart and Pattinson have found a way to stay true to themselves and continue building on their success while also being a part of an inspiring relationship. Both men and women from the outside might not always perceive celebrity couples as being that much different from ‘normal’ people. But, in actuality, there’s a world of difference between the way these two think and act, compared to most other high-profile relationships.

As we’ve established, Stewart is not your average Hollywood actress. Since graduating from NYU’s film school in 2011, she has made a name for herself, often taking on challenging roles and working with iconic directors. In addition to Twilight and its sequels, her filmography includes notable indie projects such as Adventureland (also starring Ed Harris) and the recently-released, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, in which she stars alongside Matt Damon.

Pattinson, too, has broken the mold, often playing against type. Since his breakthrough role in the movie, Silver Linings Playbook, he has appeared in films like the critically-acclaimed, The Lost City, alongside Charlize Theron, and the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is due for release in December of this year.

These are just a few examples of how Stewart and Pattinson are breaking new ground in the entertainment industry. As you can see, they’ve not only managed to stay together, but they’ve also done so while continuing to grow and evolve as individuals and as a couple. Not many other celebrity couples could say that.

They’ve Inspired A Change In Attitudes In The Entertainment Industry

Although we’ve never been big fans of celebrity gossip, it’s important to remember that even the most unlikely celebrities aren’t exactly what they seem from the outside. If you think about it, most of the truly famous people you know or have heard of have been through incredibly hard times and have suffered a lot in order to make it to the top. From John Lennon to Kurt Cobain, to Heath Ledger and Joe Exotic, all of these famous people were intensely creative and had a lot to say, which is why we’re always drawn to their work. So, it isn’t always easy to put yourself in their shoes and see the world through their eyes. That’s why it’s important to remember that these famous people have been through a lot and made sacrifices, both professionally and personally, in order to get where they are.

In many ways, the work that Stewart and Pattinson have done is monumental, and the fact that they’ve been able to continue inspiring and motivating others, even after such a short time together, is an incredible testament to their talent and the impact that they’ve had on those around them.