It’s not everyday that a celebrity couple’s relationship hits the headlines. However, when it does, it tends to generate a great deal of interest. If you’re a Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson fan, you’ll no doubt be following the news that the Twilight starlet has exited the dating world altogether.

If you’re finding the whole thing a tad strange, concerned even, you’re in luck. We’re about to walk you through the ins and outs of Kristen’s breakup with Robert, starting from the very beginning and carrying on all the way to the latest developments.

So, let’s get started.

First Offers

When news broke about the breakup, it was initially reported that the actor had proposed to Kristen with a diamond ring. However, later on it was revealed that it was in fact the other way around. According to sources, Kristen had proposed to Robert in a private ceremony in Italy back in October 2017. A week before the end of their engagement, Robert popped the question once more, this time with a ruby ring.

Whether or not you believe the rumors, the fact remains that this is one celebrity couple that never really shied away from the spotlight. They’re always happy to share a photo on social media and even more so now that they’ve called it quits.

TikTok Incels

One of the more peculiar developments that rose to the surface following the breakup was the emergence of a movement known as “incel” on TikTok. Essentially, incel stands for “involuntary celibate” and refers to men who feel that modern society has denied them the right to find romantic or sexual satisfaction outside of a mutually agreed-upon relationship. While some view the movement as a symbol of men’s rights activism, others see it as a cry for help. Regardless, it quickly became evident that this particular hashtag was the place to be for any Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart fan.


Even before the breakup, Kristen and Robert were already accustomed to garnering a great deal of public interest. For instance, they routinely made appearances at Comic-Con and other fandom events. In fact, even the most diehard fans probably didn’t know what to make of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, especially given their on-again, off-again relationship. With the news of the breakup setting off another round of rumors and intrigue, the questions began to pile up: Is this for real? What happened? Where are they now? As it turns out, the answers were right in front of our eyes, only we didn’t quite know it at the time.

Dating Post-Breakup

Rumors of a reconciliation between Robert and Kristen immediately emerged, with the two denying that their breakup was permanent. However, it wasn’t long before their feelings for one another were on full display. Just a few days after the breakup was made official, news broke that Robert had proposed to Kristen yet again, this time with an elaborate ring and a five-carat diamond. The couple had apparently been working through their issues and had decided to take their relationship back to the beginning, before things had gotten so complicated.

While some fans viewed Robert’s gesture as a desperate attempt at a reconciliation, there’s no denying that this is a match made in heaven. The two have continually shown that they have a strong bond and their passion for one another continues to shine through in every public appearance. Not content to rest on their laurels, the couple is already working on a new project together, with a brand-new website launching soon, loaded with photos of the newlywed pair.

Why Did They Break Up?

The most interesting part of this whole saga is how well-deserved the break-up was. As already established, the couple have been going through a rough patch for some time and dated for nearly a year before they finally decided to call it quits. According to people close to the situation, their issues actually stemmed from health related concerns. Specifically, one of Kristen’s parents died from cancer late last year, so she’s been dealing with a lot of stress lately. She and Robert also have very different personalities, which doesn’t help matters either.

The feeling that the world is against them is particularly eating away at Robert. As an actor who’s spent his entire life in front of the camera, he craves the spotlight even more than his fans do. However, being famous for no reason other than being himself is wearing to the bone. Even before the breakup, Robert had been contemplating leaving Hollywood because he felt that he was never going to amount to much.

After their first public breakup in August 2017, Robert admitted to Vanity Fair, “I don’t know if this is a healthy relationship, to be perfectly honest. I feel like she needs someone with more stability. I’ve always talked about acting being a walk-on part in someone else’s story. I feel like I’ve contributed something to the #Metoo movement and I feel like it’s time for me to move on.”

While it’s easy to sympathize with Robert’s desire to find happiness outside of Hollywood, it’s also worth noting that this is a choice that he’s made and he’s not the only one who feels this way. As we’ve established, Kristen’s parents recently passed away, so she’s been dealing with a lot of stress as well. Plus, the pressure of being a Hollywood celebrity is more than enough to contend with, without having to worry about your personal life as well. It would be naive to think that the constant media scrutiny doesn’t have a hand in all of this. So, while their individual situations are undoubtedly tragic, it would be wrong to place the blame fully on their shoulders.

Where Do They Go From Here?

It’s clear that this was a selfless act on the part of Robert and Kristen. They both deserve to be happy and after all, it’s not like they have a lot of options at the moment. Hollywood may not be the place that they’re looking for and given their circumstances, they may never truly fit in anywhere. Perhaps their greatest achievement will be that they made the decision to put their differences aside, despite the world telling them that they should be fighting for their love. In the end, they proved that love can grow in an even more beautiful way than anyone could have possibly imagined.