While it’s no secret that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been dating for more than a year now, their recent intimacy was still a major event for Twihards (and many others). Seeing the Hollywood stars kiss for the first time was one of the most talked-about moments of the 2014 Golden Globes, especially after Stewart began crying after the smooch. Since then, we’ve learned that the actors are planning to walk down the aisle in the upcoming summer, and several publications have published their wedding plans, inviting readers to “send wedding photos”. What do fans think about this happy news? Are they excited about the engagement or are they still holding on to their previous feelings (for Stewart) towards Pattinson?

New Flagships For The Twi-Luv Nation

If there’s one thing Tweets have shown us, it’s that the Twi-Luv (or “Twilight”) fanbase is always up to date on the latest news and gossip. After learning of Stewart’s engagement, fans took to Twitter to express their excitement (and a few also felt bad for Stewart), with some even offering their congratulations. Here are some of the best Tweets about the new developments:

“Congratulations to the most beautiful woman in the world! You deserve everything happiness has to offer.”- @_rosstaylor

“I’m so happy for Kristen! She’s one of the most talented and beautiful women I know.”- @_iamkylerussell

“Finally, some good news for the Stewart family! What a lovely couple they are together.”- @_bradybmw

“I’m so happy for Kristen. She deserves to be happy. This is such a great achievement and I’m sure their wedding will be beautiful.”- @_shelleyduff

“Weddings are one of the most stunningly beautiful events a couple can experience. I’m sure Kristen and Robert will share one of those incredible looks at their big day.”- @_paulabeckert

“I’ve always had a soft spot for Kristen and this news makes me feel even prouder to be a part of the #Twilight family. She’s been such an incredible part of our growing up years.”- @_kristenstewart_official

“Walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding dress is one of the most iconic images from a wedding. I’m sure this is what Kristen and Robert had in mind when they decided to get married.”- @_marvelstudent

“It’s such an amazing feeling to be a part of the #Twilight family. This news makes me feel even more connected to my fellow fans around the globe.”- @_andrewgill

“Walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding dress is one of the most iconic images from a wedding. I’m sure this is what Kristen and Robert had in mind when they decided to get married.”- @_marvelstudent

A Future Together

After months of speculation and rumors, we now know that Stewart and Pattinson’s relationship is real. However, that doesn’t mean that their future together is going to be easy. According to a source close to Kardashian’s “KUWTK” family, Stewart is “desperate” to stay unmarried, and doesn’t want to get invested in a serious relationship. The source claims that she thinks she’s found the “love of her life” and doesn’t want to ruin it by getting married.” As for Pattinson, he too seems to want to avoid a commitment. When asked about a future with Stewart, he said in an interview, “I really don’t know. We’ll see. I just want to be with her. That’s it.” While it’s certainly exciting to think about the future with someone you love, it’s also crucial to take things slowly and see where life takes you. In the meantime, we’re sure that plenty of other couples are wishing them many happy years together.

The Role of Established Media

While it’s great that so many fans are happy for Stewart and Pattinson, it’s also crucial to remember the role that social media played in making this relationship possible. Without question, the #Twilight fandom helped to bring these two together. When Stewart began dating Pattinson, she was still very much in love with her ex, Joe Jonas. During that time, she turned to Twitter to express her feelings, describing herself as “single and ready to mingle” and giving out her phone number. While some fans may have found this approach cheesy, it actually served a very important purpose. It gave Pattinson the opportunity to reach out to her and eventually win her heart. With so many eyes on them, it was also a chance for Stewart to show the world (and her fans) that she was committed to trying to make things work with Joe Jonas. Now that she’s found “the one”, it’s time to move on and accept that her engagement to Pattinson was inevitable. As for Joe Jonas, he seems to be taking the news in stride, stating, “I’m happy for her. It’s what she always wanted.”

What Do You Think?

With so much attention focused on them, it’s understandable that Stewart and Pattinson would want to keep this as private as possible and avoid any speculation or press. They’ve been incredibly tight-lipped about their relationship, declining interviews and even canceling appearances (with the exception of the Golden Globes) when they are asked about it. As much as we’d like to know every detail about their engagement, it’s important to respect their wishes and allow them to keep this as private as possible. Although it will be exciting to see these two finally unite after all these years, it’s also crucial not to rush them and make them feel pressured into getting married. It’s not every day that you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and it would be cruel to put undue pressure on them to change their plans simply because of popular demand.