The past 12 months have been an emotional roller coaster for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. After almost two years of dating, the “honeymoon phase” ended when the “Twilight” couple announced they were breaking up. Since then, they’ve been working hard to rebuild their relationship and eventually wed. Although their efforts have been well-documented, how have they managed to stay together? Is there a secret to their enduring romance?

Working Through Their Differences

When “Twilight” fans first heard rumors that Robert and Kristen were planning to wed, it came as a shock. The couple had been together since meeting on the set of their film back in 2010 and had only ever starred in supporting roles to each other’s leads. Even during the height of their “Twilight” fame, they kept a low-profile and remained private. When their breakup was announced in December 2017, it came as a shock to not only their fans, but also to those who know them personally. In an interview with the French edition of Vogue, Kristen revealed that she had initially been reluctant to take on a relationship with Robert, due to their vast differences. “I never wanted to be in a relationship with someone who is not like me. I believe that when two people get together, they should bring something new to the table,” she said. “I wanted someone who was creative, who loved to laugh, and who had the same dark sense of humor that I do.”

For his part, Robert felt that taking on a relationship with Kristen was the best opportunity to continue working and to further his career. “It’s been a really rewarding experience being with someone who you can share your dreams and ambitions with. I think a lot of people see us as a blueprint for a successful partnership,” he told Vogue. “It just so happens that we both love the same projects and enjoy the same levels of creative freedom.” In November 2017, Robert proposed to Kristen, and the pair got married the following month in a gorgeous ceremony in Italy.

Although they’ve been together for over a year, the newlyweds are still taking their time in adjusting to their new married life. In May 2018, the couple was spotted on the Isle of Wight spending a quiet day fishing and relaxing by the sea. Since then, they’ve been photographed walking their dogs, drinking craft beer, and cuddling on the couch. While many fans were happy to see the couple back together after their painful breakup, it was still surprising to see how little their personal lives had changed. Was it all just a fluke? Could this romance last forever?

Regardless of how long it lasts, we’re sure to see more of Robert and Kristen in the coming months. The pair have been very open about their relationship, and their fans can follow their every move online. In 2019, their relationship will be featured in countless tabloids and blogs across the globe, so it’s a good idea to remain fashionably naive.