What do you think about when you think about Kristen Stewart? Is she always on your mind when you’re trying to concentrate on something else? Do you ever wonder what she’s up to? Does she have any girlfriends that you know about? These are just some of the questions that you might ask yourself about the Twilight actress. Well, you might not want to since it seems like she’s got a new man in her life.

On Saturday night (Oct. 13), Stewart was photographed leaving her residence in a chic black cocktail dress. A day later she was seen on the red carpet with Robert Pattinson, who was wearing a black suit and matching black sunglasses. The two were joined by Stewart’s friend Julie Benz, who was also wearing a black dress.

Some fans took this as a confirmation that they had been seeing each other for a while and were even planning to get hitched. However, other fans were skeptical since they didn’t see the two act in what could be considered a committed manner. They believed that Stewart was using Pattinson to help her get more press.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pattinson said that he and Stewart have been dating for about a month and that they plan to get married. He also refuted the rumors that they were already engaged. Although he wouldn’t reveal much about the couple’s private life, he did say that they’re having a good time and that their relationship is healthy.

More Than Meets The Eye

If this is the first time that you’re hearing about Pattinson and Stewart, then it’s probably no surprise that you’re curious about them. The 33-year-old former couple has been at the center of one of the biggest celebrity scandals of the 2012 election after it was reported that they had secretly married in October 2010. They were first photographed together as a couple at a Hollywood Forever Event in July 2011.

The photo of the actor and the Twilight co-star was quickly replicated online and the hashtag #KStevesthorne was created to show support for the rumored couple.

Since then, Robert and Kirsten have been very careful not to be judged by the media or their fans. They’ve avoided public appearances and stayed out of the spotlight. So, while many stars have opened up to the media about their infidelities, Robert and Kirsten remain relatively private.

A Brief History Of Their Relationship

Before they got married and had children, Robert and Kirsten were a couple for only a few months. They had met while filming the 2010 movie Water for Elephants and began an off-and-on relationship that lasted until October 2010. They got engaged that October and were married in a lavish ceremony on Dec. 2, 2011. Four months later they had a daughter, Matilda, and then in April 2013 they had their son, Klaus. Finally, last November they announced that they were expecting their third child.

In an interview with E! News in April 2012, Robert said that he and Kirsten were focused on each other and their kids at this point in their life and didn’t think about other people. He also talked about how much they liked being parents:

“It’s amazing. You have this person who you love more than anything in the world, and then you have these tiny little people who need your attention all the time. It’s the most amazing feeling.”

He went on to say that the kids had helped them become closer as a family and that they were able to have deeper conversations about life than they ever had before.

The Future

Although there’s no denying that Robert and Kirsten’s marriage has worked out well, it doesn’t mean that the future will be smooth sailing for the couple. Before they were famous, Robert had struggled with depression and addiction. It seems that, even though he’s been sober for years, the pressures of fame have still been difficult for him. In a 2014 interview with Details, he talked about this:

“The fame really is something else. I can’t even imagine what it was like when we were filming Water For Elephants, because we were filming all day and night and people would be out there all the time to see you. I would go for a walk after and there would be all these fans and light shining in my eyes. That’s a lot to deal with. As for now, I’m just trying to keep my head above water and be with the people I love.”

So it seems that while the public has an image of these two as a happy couple, they aren’t always quite so charmed. In a 2016 interview with Grazia, Kirsten talked about this:

“Every relationship has its ups and downs. You just have to communicate. We had a lot of ups but a lot of downs too. I think we’re stronger now than ever before. What’s important is that we always want to be there for each other and be a support system.”

Even though their personal lives aren’t something that the media spotlight shines on, it seems that these two will do anything to make sure that their kids have a good life. In August 2015, it was reported that they had hired a private detective to follow and film anyone who messes with their children. This is just one of the ways that the Pattinson family seeks to protect their children from the media spotlight. What do you think? Do you think that Robert and Kirsten are a good fit? Share your thoughts in the comments below!