Most people consider Hollywood’s beautiful couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, to be the epitome of the modern age of romance. The fame and fortune of the “KStew” and “RPattz” duo is enough to make anyone envious. Yet, it’s been revealed that Stewart cheated on Pattinson with her Twilight co-star, Taylor Lautner. Though the relationship may be over, the scandalous nature of their affair has not faded from the public’s memory.

Here, we’ll discuss the causes of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s split, as well as what’s next for the actress.

Why Did They Break Up?

There are a number of theories as to why Stewart and Pattinson called it quits. Some cite the couple’s hectic schedules, while others blame Stewart’s personal life experiences. We’ll examine the most prominent theories below.

Taylor Lautner

If you’ve been following the celebrity headlines over the last year, you’ve probably heard of Taylor Lautner. The 27-year-old actor rose to fame after joining the cast of Twilight. Though he played a relatively minor role in the first film, it was his chemistry with Kristen Stewart that propelled him to superstardom. Taylor Lautner and Stewart dated for three years before breaking up in 2014. Shortly after their affair was made public, they called it quits.

According to some reports, the two were planning to get hitched before Stewart’s separation from Rob Pattinson became final. The actor was also reportedly considering making a play for the Columbian socialite, Kylie Jenner. The news of the separation was made public in January 2015. Though they’ve since made amends, it’s clear that Lautner still harbors some resentment towards Stewart.

Rob Pattinson

In 2013, Rob Pattinson caused a media frenzy when he began seeing his future wife, Kristen Stewart, on the side. The actor dated several other women before finally settling down with Stewart. The couple wed in a small private ceremony two years later in May 2015. Though they have since spoken out against cheating, it was revealed that Rob Pattinson had been unfaithful to Stewart during their engagement. Despite the betrayal, the couple has chosen to remain together.

In 2017, the actor received some bad press when it was announced that he and Stewart were expecting their first child. The couple made the news even more prominent when they chose to share their big news with the world via Twitter. Though Stewart has spoken out against the shame that being pregnant brings, the announcement was made to ensure that their child is not raised in the shadow of scandal. The pair recently welcomed their first child, a daughter named Storm, in May 2019.

What Is Next For Kristen Stewart?

Though the 36-year-old actress has denied that she intentionally set out to cheat on her boyfriend, it became apparent that she had an affair with Taylor Lautner. Following their three-year fling, it was only a matter of time before the press began speculating about their future. More than a year after their affair became public knowledge, many are still wondering if Stewart and Lautner will one day reconcile.

There is no denying that Stewart and Lautner have a very dynamic (and sometimes tumultuous) relationship. If the two intend on staying together, it will be interesting to see how they manage their busy schedules and maintain a healthy relationship. Even more so since Stewart is now a mother. In the meantime, Stewart has returned to the spotlight in the role of Bella, Edward’s sister, in the upcoming 2020 film, The Moon Is Also A Planet.

As for Rob Pattinson, the scandal has been a huge blow to his fledgling acting career. Though he’s remained committed to Stewart, he’s had to deal with a media storm that has overshadowed his work. The actor has also had to learn to be more private, which is evident when viewing his Instagram account. He continues to work hard to promote his upcoming films. As mentioned above, Pattinson and Stewart recently welcomed their first child, and it appears that the pair are doing quite well. Hopefully, this will be the last scandal that Rob Pattinson has to endure. He deserves to live his life in peace and be a positive role model for his daughter.