Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s age difference has been the source of endless rumors and speculation for years. While their on-screen chemistry is undeniable, it’s only been in the past year or so that people have started to wonder whether or not these two would make a perfect romantic match.

The leading lady in the Twilight Saga is only twenty-three years old, which would make her Robert Pattinson’s junior by two years. People seem to forget that Robert Pattinson was born in 1980, which makes him a year younger than Kristen Stewart. That being said, in real life they are very much a youthful couple. In recent months, they have been spotted attending film premieres and sporting some extremely affectionate faces towards one another on social media. As a result, it should come as no great surprise that fans want to know more about the couple’s dating history, especially since they are likely to be together for the rest of their lives.

The couple’s engagement and whirlwind marriage to one another was front-page news around the world, but it wasn’t long before their age difference started to be a point of discussion. Just a few months after their wedding, Kristen Stewart admitted that Robert’s age was becoming a concern, especially since she wasn’t ready to become a stepmother at such a young age. In October 2013, a month before the release of the final installment of Twilight, she opened up about the rumors in an interview with Elle. Here is what she said:

“I don’t know where the rumors come from,” she said. “I mean, I’m not ready to be a stepmother at twenty-three. I don’t know anything about being a father yet. I feel like I’m just a kid myself, so I don’t want to deal with kids.”

After the release of the final installment of Twilight in 2012, Kristen Stewart took a break from the spotlight, largely because she didn’t want to be typecast as just a leading lady. Now that she is back, it seems that her age is becoming one of the major talking points about her. The question is whether or not she and Robert Pattinson are actually a good match. Let’s take a closer look.

The Rom-Com With A Heart

Kristen Stewart began her film career when she was very young, with a handful of small roles in independent movies. She went on to land major roles in the Twilight Saga and in the Gangster Squad series. While she has portrayed some fairly mature characters during her time in Hollywood, her age has never been an issue. People seem to forget that she is nearly twenty-four years old, making her four years older than Robert Pattinson. Despite this, the couple still manage to spark romantic feelings in viewers because of Stewart’s youthful exuberance and Pattinson’s handsome looks.

In a 2012 interview with Elle, Stewart described her character in Easy A as follows:

“[My character] has a lot of energy and a very sweet tooth, and she is always the center of attention,” Stewart said. “I think that is nice for a young woman in her early twenties. That is definitely a type of role that I would want to play when I am that age.”

Similarly, Kristen Stewart has spoken about her reasons for starring in the Gangster Squad series in the past:

“I think it is just because I love action films, and I wanted to do something different,” she said. “I wanted to show a more mature side.”

These comments hint at the couple’s chemistry on-screen. While they may be older than their on-screen characters, Stewart and Pattinson manage to act and look like a real-life couple in their early twenties. This is because they are an extremely cinematic couple. Their on-screen chemistry was a major factor in the Twilight films’ success, and it continues in real life. After all, when two actors on-screen seem to be having fun, the viewer can be sure that the viewers are also having fun. Whether it’s action films or romantic comedies, fans can always guarantee that the leads will be having a good time.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been dating for several years now, and their fans have taken note. In a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything session in late 2016, Stewart opened up about her and Pattinson’s relationship. When asked whether or not she and Pattinson would be open to dating other people, she had this to say:

“I think people are really starting to wonder about that,” she said. “I don’t know that we have spoken about it, but I think it is something that we both want to do. And I think that we are both open to it. I think it would be really cool to have other people in our lives that we can share experiences with. So, I don’t know. We’ll see. I mean, I don’t think that it would be a problem at all. I think it would be so much fun.”

The Odd Couple

While it would be awesome to see Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson finally make it official and walk down the aisle together, their age difference is certainly an issue. After all, they are heading into their thirties, and it isn’t necessarily easy for a couple to have a baby in that age range. If they really do decide to have kids, it will likely be several years before they can even think about having a child. At the moment, both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seem to be happy with their individual lives, and it isn’t necessarily easy to gauge whether or not they want to change anything about their situation. So, until then, let’s enjoy their public displays of affection and get on with our lives.