Rumors of a romantic feud between Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson and his fiancee, celebrity stylist and fashion icon Kristen Stewart, had been swirling since the start of the year. But now that the year is almost over, it’s time to put an end to these rumors once and for all.

The couple’s reps have confirmed to ET that they are over, and though they’ve remained cordial, things are now officially amicable. “Kristen and Robert are sad to announce that they have decided to separate. They remain friends and wish each other the best,” a joint statement from both sides read. “They have been together for over a decade and share three children. While they have decided to end their marriage, they still intend to remain friends and share their love for one another with their children.”

This isn’t the first time that the Snow White and the Huntsman star has been linked to a romantic rival. Back in 2014, Stewart was allegedly dating her Frozen co-star Brenton Thwaites at the time, and they were referred to as Hollywood’s new “it couple.” But just like now, back then as well, these rumors were greatly exaggerated. In the end, Stewart and Thwaites never acted on their alleged romance and remain close friends to this day.

So what happened between Stewart and Pattinson? It started with a scandalous affair, according to a story published by TMZ in January 2019. The news outlet claims that Stewart had an inappropriate relationship with actor Charlie Rowe in 2017, which eventually led to her cheating on Pattinson with Rowe. TMZ also reported that Stewart broke up with Pattinson in October 2018 after discovering that he had cheated on her with TV hostess Katie Holmes in 2014. (Stewart has since denied these claims.)

The information comes from two sources who claimed to have knowledge of the situation, and the gossip-mongers at TMZ apparently confirmed with multiple sources that the affair between Stewart and Rowe was indeed inappropriate and that it even extended into the public eye. A representative for Stewart has denied the affair and said, “This is another ridiculous attempt by the media to smear my client’s name.”

What About The Children?

Even though they are no longer married to one another, Stewart and Pattinson have plenty in common when it comes to their children. Stewart is the mother of 27-year-old daughter Anastasia, 15-year-old son Beckett, and 11-year-old daughter Matilda. The couple also has a 5-year-old daughter, Grace, from a previous relationship with her sister’s husband, Twilight actor Chris Evans.

Pattinson, meanwhile, has children Maisy, 3, and Scarlet, 1, from his previous marriage to FKA Twigs. He also has a 3-year-old son, Henry, together with Stewart. As for the future of these children, the couple’s reps have said nothing about the matter, leaving fans to speculate.

Final Thoughts

Whether you believe the Snow White and the Huntsman starlet is a bad wife or a good mother, she clearly has done her job in bringing up her children as wonderful humans. And though it’s sad to see these two great talents separate, at least they’ll both be able to focus more on their kids and personal life rather than their professional one. So in the end, maybe this is a win-win situation for all parties involved.

It’s been a tough year for the movie star, as 2019 has been arguably her worst professionally. Aside from Stewart, her other main cast members in Snow White and the Huntsman, including Natasha Rothwell and Emily Browning, have also stepped away from the franchise, which has consequently underperformed at the box office. But perhaps the most devastating blow came from the tabloids, who published a story in January suggesting that she had an affair with her co-star, Rob Pattinson.

With the recent success of her Broadway play, The House of Gucci, Stewart is hoping to put a smile on fans’ faces in the coming months. But despite the positive vibes, it probably won’t be easy to shake off the scandal that has been heaped upon her this year. Ultimately, perhaps the best thing that 2019 has given us is a clearer picture of just how devoted a mother Stewart is; she clearly loves being a parent and isn’t planning on stopping any time soon.