It’s been a year since Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson called it quits. The former couple started dating in 2004 and got married in 2009. They became the subject of a million-dollar industry when their relationship became publicly known in 2011. Since then, fans have been waiting patiently for news on the status of their romance. In March of this year, they finally went public with their relationship again, which was followed by news of their engagement.
While Stewart and Pattinson’s romance was something to be admired for many, the fact that their meeting was a media sensation caused a lot of concern for friends and family of the star. They worried about what being in the media so frequently would do to her personal life. Would she be too busy to focus on her work? Would she become distracted by her fame? Would her career be affected?
It turns out that everyone in the Stewart family had something to worry about. In a candid and heart-breaking interview with Vogue, Kristen’s grandma Marjorie gave some very candid answers about her grandaughter’s life. She told the mag,
“She’s been through a lot these last few years. People have been very interested in her personal life—her romantic life. But, as far as the family is concerned, this is a job that she has to focus on. We’re the last people she needs to worry about pleasing. She has to do what is right for her.”
The interview was published a day before the premiere of Twilight, the latest film in Stephenie Meyer’s phenomenally successful vampire saga. The new film opens in theaters today. It’s been a busy year for the actress, and she’s still finding time to work. She’s had to juggle her professional and private lives, and hasn’t always had the most pleasant experiences. But she’s handled it all with grace and class, proving that she’s not only beautiful and talented, but also strong.
While many fans were sad to see Stewart and Pattinson’s romance end, they’re glad to see the actress pursue her career with such vigor. As Grandma Marjorie said, it’s a job that she has to focus on, and she’s doing an admirable job of it. It appears that her career will only get more interesting as time goes on, which is amazing considering what she’s been through. It also suggests that she may be looking for more complex roles, which is something to look forward to. We can only hope that she finds a happily-ever-after with the person she loves most in this world. We want them to be very proud of what they’ve accomplished, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for their careers.
As for Robert Pattinson, he seems to be taking his post-Stewart life in his own hands, which is admirable considering everything he’s been through. The actor dyed his hair a unique shade of brown and began working out regularly. He continued to be one of Hollywood’s handsomest men, despite the breakup and the media circus that followed. He even became a father for the first time in March this year, when his girlfriend Rose Mcgowan gave birth to a baby boy. She named their daughter Esme Garner Pattinson.
Pattinson is still very much in the public eye. He’s had numerous opportunities to date and film. However, he’s always chosen to be with his family. Even more impressively, he’s chosen to do what’s right for his children, which is something to aspire to. If his past is any indication, he’ll continue to be a paragon of masculinity and parenthood. In many ways, he seems to be doing remarkably well considering everything. If anything, he seems more mature than ever, and that’s saying a lot, considering his relatively young age. In many ways, the last year has been a rite of passage for the actor.
What Does This Mean?
So what does this mean? Does this mean that the Stewart/Pattinson romance was a media event because it was unique and shocking? Does this mean that the public has an obsession with celebrity and nothing else? Does this mean that the couple’s romance was a brief distraction from the actress’ busy schedule?
These are all very good questions, and the answers may not be what you’d expect. In many ways, the public has an obsession with celebrity, and that’s something that has been true for decades now. But what’s different this time is that technology has allowed this obsession to be channeled into the private sphere. When Robert Stewart and Robert Pattinson began their relationship, they would have had to seek privacy in order to maintain it. But now that they’re in the public eye, they have to be even more careful. Their romance may have been a media event because it was so unusual, but it was also unique because of the media frenzy that surrounded it. This media attention has made it an even bigger story. And it’s made their private life even more interesting.
Nowadays, the media has the power to follow anyone and report on their every move. The advent of social media means that this is made even easier. The celebrity spotlight is now an integral part of our everyday lives. It doesn’t just affect the lives of those in the public eye, but anyone who is associated with a famous person or brand. It’s changed the way we get our news, the way we follow events, and how we interact with others. For better or for worse, the entertainment industry has always been a powerful tool for social change, and this is certainly the case now more than ever before.
What do you think? Is the attention paid to celebrity news harmful, or is it a useful tool for society? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, or anywhere else you feel like sharing!