I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I think about the pop music scene, my mind immediately turns to one person: Robert Pattinson. You may not know who he is, but I’m sure you’ve heard of his girlfriend, model and actress, Kristen Stewart. Together, they form the hip-hop dancing, piano-playing, acting duo, the BTS (short for “Beyond the Scene”).

Well, earlier this year, the singer and the actor announced that they were breaking up. Naturally, the gossip mills started buzzing, and one of the most popular stories was that they had a massive falling out because he wanted to start a family and she didn’t. While this may be partially true, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

Let’s rewind a little bit. Back in 2016, shortly before they announced their break-up, Rob and Kristen signed a long-term lease on a $7.9 million dollar, three-bedroom house in Hollywood. The singer/actor’s representative confirmed to E! that the two were still very much in love, and that their lavish spending was not a reflection of their relationship status. Even more interesting is that they continued to spend lavishly after they broke up. According to TMZ, Rob’s recent car purchase was made possible by a $40,000 gift from Kristen.

Since then, they’ve mostly remained in the public eye. A photo of the two together caused a media frenzy in March, with countless publications carrying stories about their apparent reunion. In the months that followed, they were frequently spotted out and about in the Los Angeles area, sparking rumors of a reconciliation. In mid-December, E! reports, the two were seen getting cozy at a Hollywood Christmas party.

All of this is to say that Rob and Kristen’s separation has been a hot topic ever since their split was announced. However, while the two have remained relatively quiet, they’ve not actually opened up to the media about what happened. This has led to many theories about what went wrong, and what caused their split. Some believe that Rob wanted to start a family with Kristen, and she didn’t. Others think that Rob is still in love with actress and singer Mila Kunis, and that’s why he wants to be with her and not with Kristen. Or perhaps, they just realized that they made the wrong decision and want to be together again.

Why Are We Still Talking About This?

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a fan of the BTS or have at least heard of them. If not, then my bad — I’m just going to have to assume you’ve got some idea what they are and what they do. So, in case you’re wondering, here’s a short primer on the band and what they’re about.

Short History Of The Band

The band started out as a hobby for the pair, who met back in 2011 while playing “Jingle Bells” on the piano. They eventually started performing together as a duo, and started making appearances at various festivals and concerts, including Coachella, Glastonbury, and the VMA’s. In 2016, they released their debut album, “Oasis,” which spawned the hit single “Boy With Haircut.” Since then, they’ve released two more albums, “Lightning” and “Songs From the Underground.” In addition to their music, they’ve also appeared in several films and on TV. So, basically, they’re a pretty big deal. Everyone knows who they are and what they do. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Now, let’s move on.

The Breakup And The Rumors

As I mentioned above, since their separation was announced, people have speculated about what happened. Some claim that Rob and Kristen are still together, and that the media just made up the whole story to get more headlines. Of course, others think that they broke up for good, and that their spending is a reflection of their new found freedom. Most, however, believe that their relationship hit a rough patch, and that they realized they made the wrong decision. Whatever the case may be, it seems like they’re enjoying their time apart.

The Final Breakup

So, it should come as no surprise that, as time went on, the story evolved. About a month after Rob and Kristen broke up, E! News reported that the two are taking a break from being together. While they may still be in love with each other, they’re apparently taking things easy and keeping things low-key. As a result, their social media accounts have remained active. In addition to that, they’ve shared some sweet moments on their various platforms. Most recently, on January 14, Rob posted a photo on his Instagram of him and Kristen, along with the caption: “Still love each other.” On January 13, Kristen shared a photo on her Instagram of the two of them looking incredibly happy and cozy together, with the caption: “Still love each other.” While this is certainly a step in the right direction, it’s not exactly the resolution we were hoping for. Still, it’s nice to see that they’re trying to be positive, and that they’re keeping in contact. This may be a sign that reconciliation is still a possibility. It’ll be interesting to see what 2019 has in store for these two. Perhaps, they’ll finally put the past behind them and get back together as a couple. Or, maybe they’ll grow fond of their single life and continue to enjoy spending time with their fans. Either way, we’re still going to be listening for them.