There is no question that the 28-year-old Robert Pattinson is one of the most stunning men in the world. The actor has been captivating audiences with his magnetic personality and exquisite good looks since he first appeared on the big screen in the film, What Happens In Vegas. He followed this up with leading roles in the films, Water For Elephants and Bel Ami, before establishing himself as one of Britain’s most beloved and bankable stars. Now he’s back with a bang! You might remember that a few years back, Robert Pattinson experienced something of a media frenzy when it was reported that he’d married Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness in secret. Well, it would seem that the media frenzy is back with a vengeance…but this time around, it’s because of something very different!

Last week, British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that the talented and charming young actor had filmed a steamy sex scene with his long-term partner, American actress Kristen Stewart. The two are currently in Vancouver filming the second season of the show, Outlander, and apparently, they had sex several times as part of the filming process. While this might sound like a Hollywood film premiere or an episode of Game of Thrones (and you’d be right!), this is in fact, the very serious and somewhat unfortunate world of tabloid journalism.

Here, we’ll discuss the potential ramifications of this story and whether or not Kristen Stewart should be concerned about her partner’s seemingly callous attitude towards the press. Let’s dive in.

The Potential Ramifications

Let’s be perfectly clear here: even if the reports about Robert Pattinson’s private life are completely and utterly false, this still wouldn’t excuse him from the very serious and potentially devastating legal ramifications that come with exposing yourself on camera while sexually aroused.

We’re not talking about a sex tape that you shoot on your smartphone for your Instagram followers. We’re talking about a full-on pornographic video where you’re performing sexual acts with another person. If the video ends up online and is discovered by the public, not to mention various law enforcement agencies, then you could be facing some serious charges. Even if you’re not convicted of a crime, a sex tape like this certainly isn’t good for your personal brand. It could also end up being incredibly damaging to your relationships with people, particularly intimate partners. Think about what would happen if your girlfriend or wife found out about this?

With that being said, we can’t help but wonder: how could Robert Pattinson have let this happen? Why would he have filmed a sex scene with a stranger and then shared it with the world? Could he actually be that selfish and careless?

The Need for Self-Care

Of course, we all make mistakes. But the difference here is that this was something that Robert Pattinson could have easily avoided. Even when he was filming Water For Elephants in Australia back in 2011, he could have chosen not to film a sex scene with his co-star, Guy Pearce. While the two are certainly entitled to their privacy, filming a sex scene with a stranger isn’t something that you do if you want to protect your personal brand and safeguard your loved ones. Especially if you’re doing it for money!

Self-care is an essential element of wellbeing. It’s about taking care of your mental and physical needs so that you can lead a happy and healthy life. When you’re in need of self-care, you might find that a nice long massage or soak in the tub are just what you need. Maybe you need to go for a walk or hit the books. It’s important to find what works for you so that you can stick with it and maintain a healthy outlook. So, while we certainly condemn Robert Pattinson for his actions, we must admit that self-care isn’t always easy. Especially when you’re in the spotlight and surrounded by people who want you to fail.

Is Stewart at Risk?

With all of that being said, we must now ask ourselves: is Kristen Stewart at risk? Will Robert Pattinson reveal more details about their secretive new relationship to the press?

As previously stated, a sex tape with your partner isn’t something that you make with the intention of releasing to the general public. It’s usually a private moment between you and your partner that you feel is special and warrants sharing. However, in the wake of this new and developing scandal, it’s important to remember that there’s no guarantee that this footage will stay private. The media and the public have a way of finding out these sorts of things. And, as we all know, the media can be pretty persistent when it comes to prying into the private lives of public figures.

Since the publication of these allegations, a number of outlets have confirmed that they’re true, including Buzzfeed News and Perez Hilton, neither of which are reputable news sources. And, although these reports have yet to be verified by any other news organization, what’s important here is that the allegations have been made and they can’t be ignored. And, as we’ve established, the media can be pretty tenacious when it comes to digging up dirt on public figures. The fact that these allegations have become public suggests that there’s definitely more to the story than meets the eye. And who knows? Maybe Robert Pattinson will decide to spill the beans and reveal even more details about his incredibly reckless behavior.

Whether or not the reports about Robert Pattinson’s affair are true or false, this still doesn’t excuse his reckless and thoughtless behavior. He put himself in an incredibly compromising situation here and it’s clear that he has no one to blame but himself. If he wants to keep his personal brand and safeguard those around him, he will have to be exceptionally careful from here on out.