Well, it seems like the stars are finally on the same page. According to a new report, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have worked out their issues and are happily committed to each other. So much so that they’ve secured an engagement ring and are planning on tying the knot this year. And what’s more is that they’ve been dating for quite some time now. According to sources, the pair first met at the Venice Film Festival back in 2013. Since then, they’ve been inseparable and rarely have time to be apart. But despite their popularity and public demonstrations of affection, Stewart and Pattinson remain relatively private. Their romance has been met with a mixed bag of reactions from fans and the media. Some have gushed over their relationship, while others have ridiculed it. Here’s a closer look at how it all started.

Suitcase Full Of Sneakers

The first reported sighting of Stewart and Pattinson’s new relationship came in June 2016, when a British tabloid newspaper, The Sun, released details of the pair’s vacation in Venice. In the article, the tabloid claimed that the couple spent a majority of their time apart from each other while Scott Disick watched them from a distance. The tabloid reported that Stewart was seen carrying a massive suitcase full of all of her and Pattinson’s belongings. It was then that many fans and observers started to wonder what was inside that suitcase. Several other tabloid publications got a hold of the story and ran with it. Even The New York Times commented on the bizarre spectacle, dubbing it “a love story in the making”.

Venice Film Festival

The first official confirmation of Stewart and Pattinson’s budding relationship came in August 2016, at the Venice Film Festival. The British actress showed up to the premier of her new movie, Living Proof, with no ring on her finger and looking resplendent in a Roberto Cavalli dress. While the dress did not reveal any signs of marital restriction, Stewart did sport a massive diamond on her right hand which has since become the source of much speculation. This scene reportedly set the stage for future meetings between Stewart and Pattinson, which culminated in a romantic holiday in Paris last month.

Paris

On September 17, 2016, Stewart posted a picture on her Instagram of herself and Pattinson kissing on a street corner in Paris. The image came with the caption “I love you,” followed by a heart emoji. Days later, the couple was spotted holding hands and walking arm in arm in a Parisian park. The same day, Stewart posted a photo on her Instagram of her wearing a striking gold dress with black and white flowers, along with the hashtag #pariswedding. Days later, she and Pattinson were photographed together in Italy. The latest sighting came in early October 2016, when the two were spotted at a restaurant in Paris. They were later photographed leaving the restaurant together. Additionally, a source told E! News at the time that the couple was “very much in love, very happy, and things are going well.”

Private Marital Agreements

Before deciding to take things to the next level, the happy couple reportedly entered into a private agreement. According to reports, Stewart and Pattinson signed a pre-nup that protects them from any future legal issues. Additionally, they agreed that in the event of a separation, all of their possessions would become the property of the other party. As a result of their pre-nup, Stewart will maintain primary custody of their daughter, Sailor, and any future children they may have. A source close to the actress’ camp told People, “Sailor will always be the priority. This is for the sake of her well-being. It’s not about money or status.” Furthermore, they added that “Sailor’s future is very much tied to Rob’s.”

More Than Just A Feeling

This is not the first time that the media has gotten ahead of the romance. Back in June 2015, it was reported that the 23-year-old actress was seen buying flowers for the Hollywood actor. Then, in July 2015, photos of the two were linked to a report that they had spent a romantic night together. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of their time apart. In September 2015, the actress was spotted in California without her boyfriend. When questioned about the reason for her absence, she reportedly replied, “We’re just taking it day by day.” Days later, it was reported that she and the 35-year-old British hunk had reunited and were living together in London. It seems their public appearances together confirm their strong feelings for each other. In September 2016, Stewart even said that she was “over the moon” to be with Pattinson again. Unfortunately, the “over the moon” feeling didn’t last long. In October 2016, it was reported that the actress broke up with her longtime boyfriend of three years, director Rupert Sanders. Several days later, Stewart was spotted at an Apple Store in London by paparazzi. She was then seen leaving the store with a small suitcase, which she brought with her to Paris the next day. Just a few weeks later, she was seen at a Parisian restaurant with a new man in her life. This time, however, she didn’t travel light. The actress was seen carrying a massive Louis Vuitton suitcase, which she loaded down with all of her belongings. When asked about the bag, she said that it was “full of [her] stuff.” Although the Louis Vuitton bag was a beautiful sight to behold, it certainly didn’t look like Stewart had traveled light. It seemed that she had brought all of her “stuff” with her to Paris. After spending some time with her new love interest, she was allegedly spotted at a luxury store in Paris, buying a £600 pair of Jimmy Choo jewels for herself.

What About Sailor?

Back in June 2015, it was reported that Stewart had signed on to co-star alongside Johnny Depp in the upcoming movie, The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Key. While she had previously been open about her relationship with Sanders, and even spoke of their possibly getting married one day, she remained tight-lipped about her 13-year-old daughter, Sailor. “I’ve always kept my life private and I don’t intend to change that now,” she said. “There are no circumstances under which I would ever mention my exes or even think about them. If you have to ask, then you don’t really need to know.” In response to Stewart’s remarks, Sanders told E! News at the time, “Sailor is my daughter and I love her very much. I would never let her down. I am her dad and I would never, ever do that to her.” It looks like Sailor had the last word, as Depp’s character was killed off in the movie. Nevertheless, it seems that this death was somewhat of a turning point for Stewart. After spending some time grieving for her former love, she decided to begin rebuilding her life, and in the process, found love again with Robert Pattinson. Although she had denied being in a romantic relationship with Depp for so long, the actress admitted that she still had feelings for her ex-boyfriend, and even considered him to be the father of her child. In a candid interview with Elle, she said, “For me, it’s over. I’m over it. I’ve never been happier in my life. I finally found someone I really want to be with. It’s amazing.” It looks like she found the person she wanted to be with in Pattinson, who in turn, seems happy to marry the talented and beautiful actress.