Everyone knows that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are a hot couple these days, but did you know that their story goes way beyond the movie-industry hype?

It’s true! Between their on-screen chemistry, their whirlwind romance, and their beautiful children, these two have led a pretty charmed life. And as if all that weren’t enough, they also happen to be the proud owners of a truly unique relationship — one that celebrities, comedians, and even other famous couples can learn a lot from.

So sit back, relax, and get to know the real Kristen and Robert. We’ll begin with their romance story, which took Hollywood by storm, and then move on to their journey as a couple (and parents) so far.

Their Romance Story

The youngest of three children, Stewart was born in London on June 24, 1990. Her parents are the actors Robert James Stewart and Peggy Lounds. She has a younger brother named Charlie, who is also an actor. Growing up, Stewart’s family would often visit Scotland, where her father’s side of the family is from. She even has a first cousin on her father’s side named Angus, who she describes as “a total hunk.”

Stewart attended High School in London, where she began dating the actor Harry Dunn. She moved to New York City in 2013 to pursue an acting career, and in 2014 she was cast in the Broadway adaptation of The Pillowman. While on the play’s promotional tour, she met Pattinson at a Los Angeles party. They dated for a few months and then got engaged. On October 4, 2015 they married in an intimate wedding ceremony held in Venice, Italy. The couple shared their first kiss on their wedding night.

Raising Their Baby Bump

The couple’s engagement and subsequent nuptials were front-page news, and for good reason. Not only were they two of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, but they also chose to wed in one of the most photographed cities in the world. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds opened up a restaurant in Venice called Babuino.

Less than a month after their wedding, on November 25, 2015, Stewart gave birth to a son, Everly. She had previously dated Olympic skier Travis Hafner, whom she met while filming Nightshift, but chose to raise the child as a single mother. After the child’s arrival, Stewart and Pattinson took a break from their wedding planning and focused on caring for their newborn son. Their first priority was making sure he was physically and socially healthy, and they worked with child psychologists to develop a parenting plan. While Stewart adjusted to motherhood, she took the opportunity to step back from her acting career and focus on being a full-time mom. This is a role she has embraced with gusto.

Unique Relationship

The media’s obsession with the Stewart-Pattinson relationship is understandable. Not only do they have one of Hollywood’s most recognizable romantic pairings, but they are also the perfect example of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Their chemistry is undeniable, and it’s clear that their audience loves them because they reflect the modern-day Hollywood romance we all long for.

If you’d asked anyone in 2015 whether or not they thought the Stewart-Pattinson romance would last, they would have unquestionably said yes. After all, these are two of Hollywood’s brightest stars, and they have an entire industry rooting for their relationship. When Stewart and Pattinson were first spotted together in 2014, paparazzi began to follow them around, seeking the “clichéd” couple’s photos. While some celebrities prefer to keep their private life private, Stewart and Pattinson make a concerted effort to keep fans posted on every detail of their lives.

Theirs is a unique and inspiring romance, one that has resonated with audiences because it’s relatable. Stewart and Pattinson embody many of the romance clichés we’ve come to expect in Hollywood movies, but they defy the odds and prove that love can triumph over adversity. Their story is filled with romantic and heartwarming moments, but it’s also filled with laughter. Here’s to hoping that their fairytale continues forever.