It’s official! Kristen Stewart has found a new girlfriend, and the Internet has reacted with horror! The 24-year-old actress broke up with her longtime beau, the legendary singer-songwriter Robert Pattinson, after a year of dating. Now, she’s dated or co-branded with a number of famous people, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, and Lenny Kravitz. However, it was Robert Pattinson that she chose to spend the rest of her life with, and the Internet has reacted accordingly.
“I’m breaking up with Robert Pattinson,” Stewart said in a Facebook post. “It’s been an incredible journey over the past 12 months, but I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on. I’ve loved being with Robert, but it’s been a huge challenge to be with someone who doesn’t have a firm grasp on reality. I needed to find my own stability, my own sense of certainty, and I realize now that I can’t rely on anyone else to give it to me. I’m so grateful to Robert for being there when I needed him, but I no longer need him. I love him, but I need to grow up. I want to be independent and strong and sure of myself. That’s what I want for myself, and I think that’s what everyone wants for themselves too. Love doesn’t conquer all, but it certainly doesn’t get in the way of you realizing your dreams. I’ll always be grateful to Robert for believing in me and for giving me the confidence to believe in myself. I love you.”
After breaking up with Stewart, Robert Pattinson took to Instagram to share his reaction to the news and to announce the birth of his son, Everly. “My best friend and colleague, whose work I deeply admire, recently had a beautiful baby girl, Everly,” he wrote. “I’m so happy to be a father. She’s an incredible child and brings such joy to my life. I couldn’t be more proud of her.”
While many fans were happy for Robert and Stewart, others took issue with the 25-year-old actor being with someone who was once married to another man. “It’s never easy to see your idol fall from grace, but I guess it’s human nature to want to hold on to something when you’re reminded of your own frailty every day,” one Instagram user wrote. “I hope you both enjoy each other’s company and that you both find the happiness you deserve.”
It’s been an incredible year for Kristen Stewart, who’s gone from being unknown to becoming one of the most discussed and admired women on social media. The year began with Stewart as a guest on Ellen, where she opened up about her love relationship with Robert Pattinson. Since then, she’s dated or co-branded with a number of famous people, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, and Lenny Kravitz. Rumors of Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s breakup first surfaced in January 2018, when pictures of the two of them cuddling and kissing while on vacation in Hawaii surfaced. Since then, both have kept a relatively low profile.
Though Stewart’s dating history is fascinating, it’s not clear yet what her next move will be. She’s already co-branded with DiCaprio and Dornan, and with the latter having a cameo in the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, Stewart could potentially be seen as his costar. Even if she doesn’t end up acting alongside DiCaprio or Dornan, there are still plenty of A-list celebrities who could land on her casting call list. After all, she’s already proven herself to be a one-of-a-kind actress.