We’re all aware of the latest news in the romance world: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are finally going to wed. After years of speculation and tabloid headlines, the pair have decided to finalize their relationship, surprising fans and leaving some stunned.

The news came as a complete shock to everyone, especially considering Stewart’s history of bad relationships and the fact that she’s currently single. It seems that Stewart had been trying to stay away from men for a while, but being in a committed relationship with Pattinson was definitely the best decision she could’ve made.

The two haven’t held a press conference to announce their engagement yet, but they did share an emotional kiss on the red carpet at the premiere of their new film, as well as on social media. We have all the deets on what went down and what this means for Stewart’s and Pattinson’s individual careers.

Why Is This News?

For those who aren’t aware, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been dating for several years now. They first met while filming the Twilight movie in 2010 and quickly established a rapport. Several months after wrapping production on the Twilight franchise, Pattinson and Stewart began working on a project together and eventually decided to pursue a relationship.

It’s important to note that not all fans were convinced that Stewart and Pattinson would end up together. Both are extremely talented actors who have worked hard to rise to the top and establish themselves in Hollywood. Fans of the stars often speculated that their on-screen chemistry would be too difficult to translate into real life, especially since they’re both very private individuals. There was also concern that Stewart could end up being a distraction as Pattinson continued to work during the production of Twilight.

The Making Of Twilight

Twilight is widely considered the first (and best) of the vampire film trilogy that turned Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book into an instant cultural phenomenon. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film featured an incredible ensemble cast (LOVED Jennifer Lawrence’s performance as Bella Swan) and marked the beginning of a new era of collaboration for Hardwicke. It was also the first opportunity for her to work with cinematographer Joe Musker and costume designer Trish McAlpin, both of whom would go on to work with her on several other projects.

Musker and McAlpin are best known for their work on the movie musical Annie. In addition to designing the iconic dresses for the character, McAlpin also designed the iconic red dress that actress Eliza Dushku wears in the film. This marked the first of what would be many collaborations for Hardwicke and Dushku. The two would later work together on the 2010 film Road to Perpetual Motion, which was directed by Hardwicke and featured an incredible performance from Dushku. Dushku’s character has a large role in the story and wears a similar dress to that which McAlpin designed for her in Annie. As for Musker, his work on Twilight is perhaps best remembered for the creation of Bella’s famous hairstyle, which has become an integral part of the character’s identity. The pair have also continued to work together on subsequent films, including this year’s Dark Shadows, which Musker also directed.

The Upside

Although this is mostly a sad story, there is actually a silver lining. Both Stewart and Pattinson have taken a big step forward in their personal lives and are truly committed to each other. Based on their long-term relationship, it’s clear that Stewart knows what she’s doing and has made the right decision. Perhaps even more impressively, Stewart has chosen to marry Pattinson, who is one of the most talented and hardest-working actors of his generation. The fact that he’s agreed to take on such a huge commitment shows just how much he cares about Stewart and the progress they’ve made together.

The Downside

While there’s an upside to this news, it’s important to remember that there’s also a downside. As you may have guessed, this is a story that isn’t going to end well. There have already been several high-profile Hollywood marriages that ended in divorce, including that of Tom Hanks and Renee Zellweger. As for Stewart and Pattinson, there are plenty of reasons to be afraid. One of the most high-profile incidents in recent memory was the break-up of One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Amelia Henry. The two had been dating for less than a year before their split and it was later revealed that Tomlinson had cheated on Henry with fellow member Zayn Malik. Following their painful separation, the two took some time apart but have since resumed their relationship. Much like Stewart and Pattinson, Louis and Amelia are both committed to their respective careers and aren’t necessarily looking for a long-term relationship. The fact that this was such a high-profile case shows just how unsuitable some actors’ partners can be. This is definitely a dangerous line to walk. What will happen when Stewart’s and Pattinson’s schedules align and a romantic invitation arrives? Just consider the level of exposure that they already have and how quickly their personal lives could become tabloid fodder.

What Does This Mean For Stewart And Pattinson?

Based on what we know so far, it would appear that this is another disastrous end for Stewart. She’s yet to recover from the emotional trauma of her breakup with Harry Styles and continues to be tormented by her history of bad relationships. It’s clear that she wants to keep her personal life private and doesn’t intend to share any more details about her love life beyond the occasional kiss on the red carpet or Instagram reveal. For his part, Pattinson seems determined to prove that he’s a different man and is committed to making things work with Stewart. He has a good track record in this area and continues to show that he’s willing to change for the better. Hopefully, this isn’t the end for the on-screen couple and we’ll see them crossing paths (and hearts) in the future.

Regardless of what happens next, this is still an incredible moment for Stewart and Pattinson. They’re both incredibly talented individuals who deserve to be happy. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a new and improved personal and professional life for the pair.