Rumors have been circulating that Robert Pattinson, the 21st Century romantic comedy heartthrob, is in love with his Snowwhite esque on-screen partner, Kristen Stewart. And just like that, the heartbreak-trickling winter months were gone and the warm spring had sprung. While we can’t say for certain that Kristen is the one who stole Robert’s heart, we can say with complete confidence that he’s the one who lost it. So let’s examine the evidence shall we?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 was one of the biggest movies of 2012. The final installment in the saga that took the world by storm, broke box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time, raking in over $730 million worldwide and selling more than 7 million DVD and Blu-Ray copies. To put that into perspective, that’s more than a quarter of a billion dollars in box office revenue and more than double the amount of revenue than any other previous Twilight movie. Most importantly, Breaking Dawn—Part 2 was a critical and commercial success.

And then there was nothing. In the months following the release of Breaking Dawn—Part 2, the once hot romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart went cold. The couple, who started dating after the success of Twilight, were last seen holding hands as they walked down the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards. Since then, there has been no sign of them touching, let alone kissing. In fact, the only indication that the two acted on their undeniable chemistry came in the form of a paparazzi photo of Robert holding up a tiny, yellow Post-it note with ‘Krisstte” written on it. Needless to say, the note quickly went viral and became one of the most recognizable memes of 2013.

The following year was also pretty quiet for Robert, Kristen and their rumored romance. The couple didn’t seem to be taking any public appearances or press opportunities, which led to speculation that they had called it quits. However, as 2017 began, Robert started posting cryptic tweets, hinting at a possible reconciliation with Kristen. “If you’re wondering whether or not to give #loveyags or #breakupsex a try…you should probably go with your first instinct,” he wrote, referring to himself, Kristen and their on-screen love story, Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. A few days later, he confirmed that he and Kristen were still in love and were just taking a break.

But that was all it took. As soon as Robert posted that last Tweet, the couple seemingly resurfaced out of nowhere and were promptly photographed holding hands and gazing into each other’s eyes as they walked the red carpet at the premiere of Death on the Nile in Los Angeles. The pictures were published across the globe and once again, the Internet went wild, speculating about their blossoming romance. Since then, the two have been inseparable and frequently spotted holding hands as they stroll through Hollywood, showing off their undeniable affection for each other.

Why Is Robert In Love With Kristen Stewart?

The short answer is: they’re both beautiful and talented. But that’s not all there is to it. Beneath the surface, you’ll find a number of similarities that suggest a connection between the two. Not only do they share the same stunning looks as famous movie starlets, but they also both come from very privileged families. Robert’s parents are Charles and Elizabeth Pattinson, who own a 14-bedroom, 15.5-bathroom mansion in London, England that was featured on the TV show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While Kristen’s parents, Dennis and Peggy Stewart, are both business magnates, with multiple business interests spanning across several industries. Both families are also extremely wealthy and have deep connections to the entertainment industry. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Robert and Kristen both found fame as actors in their 20s and were paired together in the Twilight franchise, which was backed by a big Hollywood studio; they could have been playing off each other’s fame and creating a storyline that appeals to both audiences. In fact, Kristen even admitted that this was part of the appeal when she first got in touch with Robert. “I think that part of what attracted me to him was that he seemed like a shy, reserved person, which I find incredibly sexy,” she told Vanity Fair in 2014. “I think it’s going to be really interesting to see where this is going to go. It’s going to be such a mindfuck for people.”

And mindfuck is precisely what it was. The Internet went crazy, speculating about the nature of their budding romance and whether or not it was a publicity stunt. Some even suggested that Robert had married Kristen just to keep her on-board for the press. But the truth is, they’ve been in love for a very long time and had already planned to wed by the time they acted on their undeniable chemistry in the Twilight Saga — though they had kept their relationship under wraps up until that point. The question now is: will this be a happy ending for Robert and Kristen? And will it be real?

Is It Real Or A Set Up?

Whether or not this will be a real happy ending for Robert and Kristen is up for debate. For one, it’s not known whether or not their reported engagement is actually legal. Although they were first linked in 2013, they haven’t officially announced their engagement or wedlock as of yet. What’s more, they rarely, if ever, give interviews, so we don’t know how they really feel about each other. But either way, we can assume that this is a very happy moment for them since their last name will be “Pattinson-Stewart.” Or will it? Maybe they’ve finally found that perfect match and their romance will end up being more than publicity stunt?

Either way, the bottom line is that we will never know for sure. But if you’ve been paying attention to the signs, you’ll know exactly what’s going on and you won’t need to wonder about anything. From the very first time that they were seen together in public, Robert has been in love with Kristen. And now that they’re back and have apparently found each other’s “perfect match”, there’s no going back. Even if it’s just publicity for their movie career, this is still quite the story and will be remembered for quite some time.