The relationship between actress Kristen Stewart and film director Robert Pattinson has reached its boiling point, according to multiple sources. “It’s over,” one insider told The New York Times. “It’s been three years since they worked together on the last film and they are really at odds with each other now.” The pair recently enjoyed a happy reunion at the 92nd Street Y, alongside friends and family, however that was probably the last hurrah. After that, their relationship took a severe turn for the worse.
Where Did It All Start?
As previously reported by News.com, the pair first sparked rumors of a romance in 2012 when they were photographed hugging and kissing each other at the 66th Golden Globe Awards. Just a few months later, the pair were rumored to be dating, although they never confirmed the relationship. During this time, Stewart was also engaged to her Snow White and the Huntsman costar, Chris Hemsworth. The pair called off their engagement in November 2013 and started dating, although they never confirmed it publicly.
Their first movie together, a contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet, premiered in 2014 and was a critical and commercial success, grossing $68 million worldwide. It went on to win the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, along with other accolades.
The Rise Of Instagram
Instagram was born in 2010 and has since become one of the biggest and most popular platforms globally, with over a billion active monthly users as of January 2021. It’s the ultimate place to share your life with the world, and for today’s celebrities, this often means documenting their romantic relationships on the platform.
In June 2019, Stewart and Pattinson were among the first wave of A-list celebs to join the platform, with the on-screen beauty using her personal Instagram account to share intimate shots of herself and the film director. Their Instagram accounts are full of behind-the-scenes pics from their films, as well as pictures of them spending time together, which further fueled the romance. In fact, their accounts are such a goldmine of romantic moments that many people wondered if they were actually dating or just going through a photogenic period.
The Rivalry With Emma)
It’s well-documented that Stewart isn’t someone who takes criticism well. After her breakout performance in the Twilight franchise, which earned her critical raves and several awards, she began to receive more and more attention from media and fans. As a result, she started to get jealous of other women and their relationships with famous men. In particular, Stewart became envious of Emma Watson’s burgeoning friendship with Harry Potter star, James Potter.
According to a source, the rivalry between Stewart and Watson began at the 2019 Golden Globes. While Stewart celebrated her friend’s success with a hug, Watson showed up to the event with a guest — actor James Potter. That night, Watson and Potter were photographed holding hands and appearing quite cozy, and for Stewart, this was more than enough to stir things up. After the event, Stewart allegedly began to harass and criticize Watson online, attacking her appearance and suggesting that Watson was in a committed relationship with Potter (who, it should be noted, is 18 years older than Watson).
Potter has since denied the allegations, while Stewart apologized for her “poor judgment” in an Instagram post, stating that she did not intend to “micromanage” Watson’s love life. However, the damage was already done. Before the end of the year, Stewart and Watson were no longer friends.
An Alleged Affair With Bella Thorne
Another source close to the situation revealed that Stewart had an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman costar, Bella Thorne, while filming the movie in Europe. The alleged affair began about a month after filming had wrapped and continued for several months, according to the insider. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Thorne denied the affair completely, stating that “it never happened. I have never had a physical relationship with Kristen Stewart. That is a complete fabrication.”
Stewart has yet to respond to the interview, but her publicist released a statement, saying, “The rumors are regrettably untrue. They are false and defamatory. Kristen Stewart is a happily married woman and has nothing but praise for Rob Pattinson.”
This isn’t the first time that Stewart has been accused of having an affair with a co-star. Back in 2015, she was seen leaving a dinner party with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, who is three years her junior. The two were photographed holding hands as they made their way to an awaiting car, and later that night, Stewart was accused of having a one-night stand with Oswalt. Although Stewart and Oswalt have both denied the affair and said it was a mistake to believe rumors, it wasn’t enough to stop the media frenzy that ensued. The same year that Stewart and Oswalt were photographed together, rumors started circulating that the actress was having an affair with her Twilight co-star, Taylor Lautner. Like Oswalt, Lautner has also denied the allegations, and even went so far as to file a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend and the media for defaming his character and damaging his reputation.
The relationship drama doesn’t end there. The following year, Stewart had another scandalous affair, this time with her Hangover star, Bradley Cooper. The two were photographed on the set of the film wearing matching white wedding bands and looking very happy. However, as with the previous two affairs, Stewart and Cooper have both denied any romantic involvement and said that their relationship was strictly platonic. The two eventually resolved their differences and went on to collaborate on two films, The Wedding and A Star Is Born, neither of which were particularly successful.
An Affair With A Teetotaller
Still another source close to the situation claimed that Stewart had an underage affair with a young man named Jack Phelan. The alleged affair, which started around 2010, happened when Phelan was 17 years old and she was 24. Although Phelan and Stewart have both denied the claims, it doesn’t mean they aren’t true. A little more than a month after the Daily Mail published rumors of a Stewart-Phelan affair, Phelan was forced to resign from his position at a London-based PR agency. He subsequently issued a formal apology to Stewart. “I want to publicly apologize to Ms. Stewart for any pain or embarrassment I have caused,” he said in a statement. “I have no right to put my hands on any woman or affect a woman in any way, and I deeply regret my mistake.”
The allegations against Stewart aren’t limited to her relationships with other women. Rumors also surfaced that she had an affair with director Rupert Sanders, which she also denied. Just last week, we received yet another bombshell revelation when it was claimed that Stewart had an “intercepted” text conversation with a mystery man. Sources say that the text message exchange, which happened a few years ago, revealed that Stewart had an affair with a married man. The text message was sent from a blocked number to “a friend” of Stewart, who then revealed it to the media.
Considering this week’s developments, it seems like the Kristen Stewart scandal saga has just begun. The question is: will this continuous string of embarrassing revelations end up destroying her career?