Kristen Stewart is one of the biggest movie stars of this generation, known for her unique blend of fashion and lifestyle. The actress’ latest movie, On the Road, is currently making the rounds at the box office, and while it’s received mostly positive reviews from critics, audiences have been less enthused.
The trailer for On the Road shows a carefree and confident Kristen Stewart, venturing across America in a carefree spirit. But in reality, the actress is not so carefree, and much of her on-screen confidence may be due to the fact that Stewart is currently embroiled in a cheating scandal.
Stewart’s affair with married film producer Robert Pattinson created a sensation when news of the romance broke in 2015. After dating for less than six months, the couple reportedly began a serious, committed relationship, which was later approved by Stewart’s parents. The approval of Stewart’s parents, who are divorced, was a significant turning point in the young actress’ life, and she began to see her family life as a positive rather than a negative aspect of her identity. Since then, Stewart has largely kept quiet about the scandal, attending events with Pattinson and keeping a low profile.
But while Stewart may be staying silent, she isn’t keeping her feelings to herself. During a stop on the actress’ European promotional tour for On the Road, Stewart revealed that she is heartbroken over the cheating scandal. “It’s been really hard. I think, for me, the most difficult part has been learning to forgive myself,” she said. “I think that I’ve had to learn to love myself more and to take a step back and watch how other people react to this new version of myself, which is not at all who I am.”
Stewart continued, “I feel like it’s helped a lot to be able to put myself in other people’s shoes for a minute, to see the world from their perspective, and that has made me a better person, I think.”
Does Stewart Still Love Pattinson?
While Stewart is clearly not over the scandal that nearly cost her her career and the man she loved, it’s clear that she still cares deeply for him. During the European promotional tour for On the Road, Stewart said that she hasn’t fully processed what happened and that she struggles with the idea of moving on. “I’m not there yet… I don’t know if I’ll ever really be able to process what happened or not,” she said.
But since her breakup with Pattinson, Stewart has moved on and begun dating singer Harry Styles. The two were spotted enjoying an intimate night out at a luxury hotel in Paris in September 2018. And while Styles has earned praise for his chivalry toward Stewart, who is frequently dubbed the most eligible woman in the world, his success has undoubtedly been a difficult transition for the actress, who said earlier this year that she still misses Pattinson. “I don’t feel comfortable sharing too much, but I definitely miss him. There’s still a part of me that misses that person,” she said.
As for whether or not Stewart will ever get back with Pattinson, it’s hard to say. While the pair have been linked romantically since their On the Road days, their careers frequently get in the way, and it’s unclear if they will ever have the time for a committed relationship. But if they were to date, it would surely make for one of the most interesting celebrity couples in decades.
Will Other Actresses Follow Stewart’s Lead?
While Stewart may be the most famous actress to ever go through a cheating scandal, she is certainly not the first. In fact, several other actresses, like Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, have publicly spoken out against infidelity, which some have defined as an epidemic in Hollywood.
But what will other actresses do once they’ve gone through a similar experience? Will they, too, begin speaking out against infidelity and questioning the moral compass of many of their famous male co-stars?
It’s an open question. However, at least one thing is for sure: Hollywood’s attitude toward infidelity will forever be changed by Stewart’s courageous example.