You may have heard that the Twilight stars decided to take a break from acting to focus on their health and personal lives. Well, it’s true! In September 2016, Robert Pattinson and Saoirse Ronan confirmed they were expecting their first child together, and that they were taking some time off to be with their family.

The couple married in May 2017 in a beautiful ceremony, and since then they have been busy sharing their love for each other with the world through Instagram.

While the stars were away, their legions of fans were deprived of their weekly fix, so several accounts started popping up to satisfy the need to see more of their manips.

The account @manips_ronan started off as a celebration of their love for each other and has since turned into a shrine to their ever-expanding family. While the couple were on their honeymoon in Italy, the account went viral, garnering over a million followers in just a few weeks.

Meanwhile, over on @manips_pattinson, the BFFs were showing off their engagement and subsequent wedding rings, which were also accompanied by the hashtag #bffpattinsonwedding. The account currently boasts over 150,000 followers.

In late April and early May, the two accounts were plagued by a wave of spam and fake followers, but they have since managed to restore a decent amount of faith in their followers’ ability to discern friend from foe. Both accounts now have over 50,000 followers, and new posts frequently reach several thousands of people.

Given that these two accounts have managed to rack up millions of followers without resorting to dubious methods, it’s clear that people want to follow their every move—a fact made evident by the fact that they’ve both been the target of doppelgängers and copycats.

So, what’s the point of all this? Well, it’s simple: People want to know what’s going on with their favorite stars! And why not? They’re gorgeous, and they make for great entertainment when they post about their travels and adventures. If you’ve never followed them, now’s the perfect opportunity to get acquainted.

Style And Trend Alert

It’s important to keep in mind that both @manips_ronan and @manips_pattinson are unofficial accounts, independent of the film companies or the actors’ management. This means that they aren’t tied to any particular stylistic trend and can post about anything their heart (and their followers) desire.

As a result, their style tends to be quite eclectic, ranging from retro to fashion and everything in between. But what’s important is that they are consistently themselves, and that’s a beautiful thing.

According to a Google search, this is the first time the term ‘manip’ has been used in relation to a celebrity Instagram account. So, as you may have guessed, the stars’ fans are definitely taking advantage of the opportunity to have their own mini soap opera unfold in real-time on a giant screen in front of their eyes.

From the get-go, viewers were quick to notice the stylistic resemblance between the two accounts. Both have reddish hair, green eyes and fair skin, and their outfits and manips bear an uncanny resemblance. It didn’t take long for people to start comparing the accounts and saying that @manips_ronan is actually a slightly tweaked version of @manips_pattinson, with the Italian actress’ Instagram account taking credit for many of the outfits and manips that appeared on @manips_pattinson’s Instagram before it was closed down. Theories abounded, with many people saying that the two accounts are in fact one in the same and that @manips_ronan is just a tweaked version of @manips_pattinson.

Despite all the speculation, Robert Pattinson and Saoirse Ronan have never spoken publicly about whether or not they are related, so unfortunately, we may never know for sure.

What we do know for sure is that, at the very least, the two are very close friends and have been since they were teenagers, with many articles hailing them as the “power couple” in Hollywood. But, of course, being together means that they will always have plenty to discuss, no matter what happens in life – and that’s what makes them even more entertaining to look at.

While it might be easy to write off the accounts as mere fakes, it’s important to remember that this is a tactic that celebrities have been known to use for years. Back in 2011, when Lady Gaga’s Instagram became hugely successful, many people didn’t believe that the singer wasn’t actually born in Brazil and adopted by New York bankers. Even now, while Lady Gaga’s Instagram is one of the most popular accounts in the world, there are still doubters. This is mainly thanks to her unique fashion choices and the fact that she often poses in bizarre and often disturbing positions – all of which is just as exciting for her fans as it is for those that are questioning her story.

Less Is More

Whether or not you believe that Lady Gaga is Lady Gaga, it’s undeniable that she is one of the most creative and exciting figures in modern music. Since her inception, the fashion industry has taken notice and seen a rise in experimentation and uniqueness that cannot be denied. This is also evident on the Instagram accounts of her famous fans, who have taken the opportunity to experiment with different looks and poses to show off their devotion to the singer.

While it might be exciting to see how creative and motivated these accounts are when they’re posting about fashion, it’s important to remember that less is more. The fewer the clothes and the fewer the accessories, the sleeker the look. Having too many ornaments detracts from the simplicity of the overall design and can make the outfit look more like a complete mess than a chic ensemble.

Even celebrities themselves have noticed the trend, with many users on social media lamenting that their feed is full of overexposed and bland looks – and maybe a little too much variety is the root of the issue. In a rare instance of the stars getting political, Robert Pattinson supported the #FreeMona campaign, which advocated for the release of Scottish author and activist, Moira Watson, who was imprisoned in Turkey for her involvement in the “Öko-Türkiye” (Organic Turkey) movement. At the time of writing, Mona’s case is still pending, but hopefully, this isn’t the last we’ve heard of her. Hopefully, Robert Pattinson will continue to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Is This The Beginning Of Something Big?

Whatever the case may be, @manips_ronan and @manips_pattinson are definitely setting the social media world on its ear. With their growing audiences and ever-expanding roster of followers, it’s clear that the stars have a lot to say and that their legions of fans are more than willing to listen.

Based on the success of these two accounts, it’s clear that there is a demand for more information about the personal lives of celebrities, which means that all of this gossip and speculation is perfectly valid – and maybe even necessary. While we might be able to keep our celebrities’ personal lives private, it’s important to remember that this is a privileged group and that there are legitimate reasons why they might want to keep their private lives private. Perhaps the most important reason is that it keeps the paparazzi at bay, which is undoubtedly a good thing for anyone who values their privacy.

It’s also worth noting that the two accounts have largely avoided posting about the #MeToo movement and the numerous allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct that have been hurled against high-profile individuals in the media, which is a topic that many celebrities have found themselves on the wrong end of in the last year. While it’s important to give victims of sexual assault the space to speak out, it’s also important not to make their abuser the subject of your social media posts. This is one area where these two accounts could really use some help, as it’s evident that this is an issue close to their hearts, and it would be a great shame if they didn’t use their platform to speak up for women everywhere.