Do you believe in love at first sight? Believe it or not, the magic of online dating can make it happen. Take the 2013 edition of the Twilight Saga for example. When Robert Pattinson (Robin Hood) first stepped into the limelight as Edward Cullen’s (Bella Swan) handsome beau, Twitter went crazy. Reports of fans’ reactions first started appearing on social media sites such as Twitter, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, the couple has been nothing but media darlings, attending premieres and award shows together. They’ve also been linked to numerous red carpets and fashion events, showing off their flawless looks and posing for the paparazzi. It seems as though everyone wants a piece of this love story, and with good reason.
And then there’s the infamous Stewart vs. Pattinson Twitter war. The two had an on-and-off relationship for several years before eventually reconciling. Since their reconciliation, they’ve been showing off their love for one another through various public displays of affection. At a recent concert, Stewart was spotted wearing R.Pattinson’s (Robin Hood’s) engraved ring; at another, they were photographed holding hands while on a date night. What’s more, when asked about their future plans at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, Pattinson replied, “I believe in true love and lifelong commitment. And I don’t want to wait. I want to do that right now.” Even the tabloids have woken up to this story, running several features on the couple in the past year alone. The latest issue of People magazine even went so far as to declare them “the Hottest Celebrity Couple” of 2013.
So, is the fandom finally over? Has the world lost interest in this celebrity romance? Hardly. The truth is that the Twilight Saga has always been highly popular, and the fact that it’s still going strong in the year 2013 proves just how influential it was. In addition, the two have a loyal following of fans who continue to support them even years after the franchise wrapped. It seems as though they cannot stay away from the cameras for long. In fact, as of April 2014, it was reported that they are now the ninth most followed celebrity couple on Twitter, with over 15 million followers between them.
And while Twitter is undoubtedly their most popular social media platform, the Twilighters are also active on other platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. In addition to this, they also have a special fan club on their website, with members across the world. Despite the fact that this couple’s relationship has been hyped to the point of nausea for years, they continue to elude the confines of celebrity gossip and keep their private life genuine. While it’s easy to laugh at the absurdity of this entire situation, it’s also important to acknowledge that there’s a significant amount of honesty and integrity behind all the hoopla. If you’re a fan of the Twilight Saga or just want to keep up with one of the most well-documented celebrity relationships of all time, this is the pair for you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some tweets to send.