There’s been a flurry of tabloid headlines this year about the breakup of Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas. While the details have been shrouded in secrecy, this year has served as a reminder of how popular the Jonas Brothers were in the first place, and how beloved Taylor Swift is among her fans. Even before fans knew the full story, the headlines about the couple’s impending split had captivated the public’s imagination.

Which begs the question: Is there a successful romantic relationship out there that fans can learn from? Or a blueprint for a happy union that celebrities can follow? We think so. Here, we’ve put together a list of the most romantic and thought-provoking interviews of the year, interviews that give fans a unique insight into the life of a celebrity. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to enter or remain in a long-term relationship, these interviews will help you formulate your plan. Keep reading to get started.

5 Romantic & Thought-Provoking Interviews from 2017

1. Robert Pattinson: Romantic, Yet Unsettling Interview

This year has seen the breakup of numerous celebrity couples, from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to Emily Maynard and Mark Darcy. But perhaps one of the most romantic and thought-provoking interviews came from the Twilight star herself. In an emotional interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the 28-year-old revealed that she has ‘never felt more loved’ than she does now that the end of their romance is in sight. While she admitted that the prospect of getting married and having kids was initially ‘scary,’ she also opened up about the joys and challenges of being in a long-term relationship with the famous movie star.

Kimmel started by asking Taylor if she’d ever thought about being alone forever, and she responded, “I think about it every day. It’s scary and exciting at the same time. But I didn’t choose this life. It chose me. And I’m really happy.” Later on in the interview, the host gently prodded the actress about why she’d never pursued relationships with men other than Rob, and she replied, “There’s just something about him that I haven’t felt with anyone else.”

2. Bella and Edward’s Wedding: An Up-Close Look into the Biggest Day of Their Lives

It comes as no surprise that Twilight fans would have a special place in their hearts for the wedding of their favourite couple, Bella and Edward. After all, it was the culmination of a beautiful love story that began with her devotion to the books back in 2006. But with the movie coming out next year and the inevitable comparisons to the real-life love story of Meghan and Harry, fans wanted to look beyond the movie and gain a better understanding of what happened during the intimate ceremony.

While the wedding drew plenty of cameras and fans, the guests weren’t the only ones who got a show. The couple’s pet dogs also got a walk-on role in the big day, as did a goat that Bella’s sister sent as a present. And yes, those are all real animals.

The wedding was documented by director Catherine Martin, and the resulting film gives fans an intimate look into the celebration. The movie also showcases the gorgeous dresses the two wore, and the elaborate flower crowns that Victoria Beckham designed for them. While some critics have panned the film for being too ‘cutesy’, it’s undeniable that the celebrity weddings of 2017 were some of Hollywood’s most glamourous events.

4. Kristen Stewart: From Breakup to Restoration and Reunion

The year 2017 brought us a fresh start for Kristen Stewart. After months of legal wrangling and speculation about the status of her relationship with Rupert Sanders, the two finally decided to call it quits. But as difficult as the separation was, it was also a wake-up call for the actor, who eventually decided to put her career on hold to focus on the wellbeing of her children.

According to the actress, she and Sanders have ‘mended [their] bridges’ and are ready to work together again. In a romantic and thought-provoking interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Stewart revealed that she finally feels ‘somewhat normal’ and has ‘no interest’ in being with someone else but her children.

Kimmel asked if and when she will want to get back out there and date again, and Stewart said that she’s ‘always wanted to be more traditional’ but is now ‘realising that [she’s] not built that way.’ As for Sanders, the director noted that they still have a connection and that they ‘care about each other deeply.’

These days, the 37-year-old seems focused on getting back to normal as well. After years of being in the public eye, Stewart now wants to put her stamp on the world of film as a director. She revealed that she’s’studying production with a group of women’ and that she has ‘great hope’ for the movies she makes in the future. And who knows? Maybe one day, she’ll even talk about her relationship with Sanders again.

3. Justin Timberlake: From Broken Promises to Baby Steps

Back in April, reports surfaced that Justin Timberlake and Cindy Crawford were in talks for a potential collaboration. The two were even spotted wearing dresses that were supposedly designed by the other. While the designer has yet to comment on the rumours, the ‘Mirrors’ singer has finally given us a little something to go on. In a romantic and thought-provoking interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Timberlake revealed that he and Crawford have decided to ‘take [their] time’ and aren’t rushing into a proposal.

The 36-year-old singer also discussed how he hopes to prove to himself that he can be the type of partner that Cindy wants. “I want to be someone she can depend on and trust. It’s different from being just another pretty face,” he said. “I want to build a life with her where she can feel comfortable and secure.”

While it may be a while before we see these two collaborating on a project, it appears that Justin and Cindy are moving in the right direction. Last week, the singer/actor tweeted a picture of himself holding up a ring box with a simple message: “I love you.” It seems that Timberlake is doing everything in his power to make sure that Cindy believes in his promises. And just like that, the rumours were confirmed.

2. Oprah Winfrey: From Dating to Marriage and Parenting

If there’s one woman who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas, it’s Oprah Winfrey. For decades, the talk show host has been fielding rumours that she and Harvey Weinstein are going to tie the knot. But while the rumours persisted, Winfrey has kept quiet about the matter. Until now.

On January 24, Winfrey confirmed that she and Weinstein are indeed getting married. And while she didn’t give any details about the wedding date, she did reveal that the ceremony will be ‘private and spiritual’. At the very least, it will be a ceremony that both families can attend.

The story behind the story is that, over the years, Weinstein has been quite the ladies’ man. He’s dated many famous women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. So it should come as no surprise that Winfrey decided to end the rumours and elope with her producer half a world away. Now that the secret wedding day is finally here, it would appear that Harvey has found a better use for that massive diamond ring he purchased for Oprah.

1. Taylor Swift: From Public To Private Life

This year has seen the rise and fall of numerous celebrity couples. But perhaps one of the most romantic and thought-provoking interviews came from the world’s most popular female singer. On April 13, Taylor revealed that she’d decided to take a step back from her public life and wanted to have more ‘quality time’ with her friends and family.

In the weeks that followed, fans got a taste of what that meant as the 28-year-old put out a series of emotional, private Instagram posts. While she didn’t go into detail, she did say that she was ‘taking a break’ from her busy schedule to focus on herself and those she cares about. With that, her public Instagram presence with her 116 million followers went dark, as did her social media accounts, which are now only accessible to her friends and family.