It seems like Hollywood’s next big romance is happening right at home, under our noses. Just this past weekend, Robert Pattinson went on a date with Kristen Stewart at her grandfather’s country house in Crouch End, North London. The pair spent most of their evening sitting in a wicker chairs by the pool, soaking up the British summer.
And you know what? It’s totally acceptable to get jealous of Kristen Stewart. In case you’re unaware, here’s a quick lesson in why she’s so special: She’s one of the most talented actors of our time. She’s been in tons of blockbusters (most recently, Fifty Shades of Grey) and she’s a total style icon. She also dated one of the most prominent rock stars in history (Randy Orton).
Plus, she’s dating the greatest basketball player of all time (LeBron James). How’s that for some amazing women’s basketball history?!?
So, what do we have here? Perhaps the best looking pair in Hollywood history finally getting hitched. And how does this affect us, the fans? Let’s explore.
More Than Meets The Eye
We know what you’re thinking: Isn’t it about time for Kristen to settle down and start making some baby steps? Is this the start of another Twilight saga?
Well, if it is, it certainly won’t be the first. For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock for the past five years, you know that Kristen is the love interest in four out of the Twilight films. In the movies, she plays a different character every time, but her role has always been that of a lover. Naturally, this has fueled the desire among fans to finally see her settled down with a partner. She definitely deserves it after all these years.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is Robert Pattinson. If you’re unfamiliar, he’s the English actor who plays the nerf herder, Robert Pattinson.
The two started dating in 2010 and have been photographed together numerous times since. This year alone, the pair were spotted at various movie premiers and award shows, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. They’ve also been spotted partying it up in London and on the French Riviera. Even though they’re both 42 years old, it would appear that the age difference isn’t standing in the way of their budding romance.
A Whole Different Ballgame
While Kristen is looking forward to the day when she can call Robert by his first name and treat him like a husband, their fans are finding the whole thing kind of funny. In a way, she’s like a little sister to Team Edward.
The whole situation is very amusing to those of us who know a little something about romance. As a fan of both Kristen and Robert, let me give you some sage advice about this whole thing: it’s not like you guys are dating each other’s best friends or anything. In reality, you’re dating complete opposites. He’s the most hands-off actor in Hollywood and she’s the epitome of fashion flair. The chances of them experiencing romantic drama are pretty much nil.
Besides, they’re both established performers who have spent their whole careers looking out for Number One. They’ve been in the same situations before and they’ve managed to keep things relatively light. Why would this be any different?
Eyes Wide Open
Here’s a fun fact about the pair: they really haven’t been that secretive about their relationship. Since they started dating, there have been numerous photo spreads and interviews in which they’ve discussed everything from their past relationships to their future plans. In particular, Robert has spoken publicly about the pain he experienced after his split from the Twilight co-star, Anna Kendrick.
Back in 2013, he opened up about his previous relationships, revealing that he’d been involved with five different women, the most recent of which was twenty years his senior. “I don’t need to add that I’ve had a good time with these women,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot from them, and I hope they’ve also enjoyed the experience.”
So, given their openness about their relationship, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that they would choose to be photographed together in such a public setting. What exactly did they learn from all these previous relationships? Most importantly, that they’re way more mature than the average Hollywood couple. They’re ready to take their relationship to the next level and aren’t afraid to show the public what they’ve learned.
One of the things that makes this pairing so interesting is that we, as fans, get to watch them evolve as a couple. While we’ve seen them at various stage plays and award shows together, this is the first time that they’ve actually been photographed in a full-blown romantic scene. Naturally, we’re all curious to see how it plays out. Does she finally get to experience the thrill of falling in love for the first time? Is this the start of another fairy tale?
Now, it’s important to point out that this advice comes with a “cautionary tale” attached. Just because these two have avoided romantic drama for the most part doesn’t mean that the journey to love and marriage is going to be easy. There will definitely be challenges along the way, as there have been for the majority of the couples that these two resemble.
It seems that Hollywood is filled with stories of celebrity couples who hit the rocks soon after climbing aboard the romantic express. The problem is, these stories are usually attached to someone’s name and it’s always the woman who is blamed for the failure of the relationship. So while we’re excited about Robert and Kristen’s new found freedom, we’re also aware that it can quickly turn to dust in the hands of the fickle Hollywood fair weather.