In the wake of Twilight’s massive success, we’re seeing a lot of celebrity divorces over the past year. From Jennifer Aniston and Jason Patric to Jessica Simpson and Nick Carter, this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

But perhaps the most intriguing celebrity divorce story is that of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

The couple first sparked romance rumors online in 2012 when they were spotted on a casual date in New York City. Since then, they’ve been quite open about their relationship, welcoming the public into their budding romance. With Rob busy promoting his new movie while Kristen worked on their upcoming project, the couple were forced to be relatively low-key about their engagement. But since Breaking Dawn was released in late 2012, their low-profile appearances have become less frequent.

They’ve kept a relatively low profile since the Twilight movie wrapped. | Source: Instagram

We don’t know how long this trend of relative secrecy will continue, but as of now, it’s over. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are officially free agents and can do whatever they want (within legal limits, of course).

After eight years with Twilight, it looks like Rob is finally ready to explore new projects and take on new challenges. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, he opened up about his future plans:

Rob Says He Wants To Focus On His Children

“I’ve always wanted to be a Dad, but I’ve also always wanted to do my own thing. So I’m really excited about this next chapter. I get to be a Dad and watch my kids grow up, which I think is the best thing in the world. When I first found out I was going to be a father, I was so happy because I know this is what I was meant to do. It makes me feel like it was all meant to be.”

But Will He Still Be Famous?

“I definitely want to be known for more than just Twilight. But I don’t know if that’s going to be possible. You can’t please everyone, and you can’t expect to be as famous as you were before. But I do think people will recognize me. When I look at other fathers with their kids around, I feel like I’ve got a lot in common with them. They’re all pretty cool, and I’m happy to be in a position to connect with people on a more personal level.”

Does He Still Want To Be With Twilight?

Last but not least, let’s discuss the elephant in the room: Will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart really split? For years, their constant public displays of affection made it seem like a foregone conclusion. But now that they’re no longer under the weight of the Twilight machine, will their feelings still be the same?

In the same Wonderland interview, Rob shared his thoughts about the future of their relationship:

Does He Still Love Kristen?

“I still care about her a great deal. She’s the mother of my children, and I will always be there for her. But at the same time, I need to focus on my kids. They’re the most important people in the world to me. And if I don’t work hard to be the best father I can be, then who’s going to do it for me?”

It’s fair to say that Robert Pattinson is one of the most interesting celebs to follow this year. Not only did he experience a personal milestone with Twilight, but he also became a father for the first time at the age of 35. As he’s focused on being a good father and a productive member of society, it’s fair to say that he’s going to be fascinating to watch develop.