After months of media speculation, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart finally went public with their split. The ‘Twilight’ stars confirmed they are “no longer together,” however, refused to elaborate further on their failed marriage. The British actor and the American actress have been dating for several years and even got engaged. They eventually married in 2014, but filed for divorce in April of 2019. The pair’s reps confirmed the split to the media on May 13th.

The Backstory

Pattinson and Stewart have been in the public eye since they rose to fame in the Twilight film series. The actor has openly talked about his struggles with addiction and depression, which he revealed stemmed from abuse he suffered as a child. He later founded his own mental health foundation in part to help others who are struggling with depression and anxiety.

The former couple began their romance in 2007, and were married that same year. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Luna, in 2012. The family continued to grow during these years, with Stewart adding three more kids to their family. All of the children were raised by their mother in the U.S. while Pattinson remained in the U.K.

Things began to deteriorate in the fall of 2018. Amid rumors the actor was cheating on Stewart with a Spanish model, she filed for divorce in October 2018 citing irreconcilable differences. Their co-parenting agreement stated she was entitled to primary physical custody of their children, and granted her full access to their shared parenting. It also gave her permission to relocate with the kids to Spain or Italy, which she has since done.

The Present Situation

Since their split, Pattinson has been linked to multiple celebrities. The British actor reportedly dated model and actress Daisy Lowe for a couple of months in early 2019. He has also been spotted in Paris with French actress Lea Seydoux. Most recently, rumors emerged that Pattinson is in a relationship with musician FKA Twigs. The news was confirmed when the pair were photographed holding hands as they arrived at an Oxford University music event in late April.

Although these allegations may be heart-breaking for Stewart and her children, they cannot bring back the former lovers. The actor has moved on, and it’s time for Kristen to do the same. Perhaps this will be a blessing in disguise, giving her the time to focus on her children and her new relationship.