It’s now been almost three years to the day since Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s love affair began. Those who are either fans of the Twilight franchise or just happen to follow celebrity news will undoubtedly remember the moment when news broke that the actor and the Twilight star had officially become an item. The couple enjoyed a long and happy engagement that saw them tie the knot during a romantic ceremony in December 2014. Since then, they have regularly remained in the media spotlight, often appearing alongside one another and showcasing their incredible bond.

Almost three years later, will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart finally call it a day and head back to their luxurious lifestyle as a married couple?

This story was originally published on August 16, 2017, and since then it has consistently appeared in tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world. While it’s always great to see a happy celebrity relationship make the headlines, this story in particular has been the subject of much conjecture and intrigue. Many believe that the story has been overhyped and that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will ultimately decide to call it a day and head back to their individual luxuries. Others, however, believe that this is just the beginning and that the couple will ultimately fall back into their addictive routine and bootstrap their way to stardom once more. Who knows? Maybe even marry again!

We’ll leave you with this question: will Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart get back together? Let’s take a moment to rewind the story so far…

The Beginning Of An Affair

On August 14, 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had officially begun dating. The two enjoyed a whirlwind courtship that saw them tie the knot in under two months. The quick engagement shocked the celebrity world and proved that no matter what mistakes the two may have made in the past, they truly did learn from their mistakes and wanted to build a life together. This was certainly evident in their whirlwind romance, which saw them enjoy luxury hotel room suites, chic outfits, and plenty of public displays of affection.

When Stewart’s mother, Elaine, revealed the news of her daughter and the Twilight actor’s engagement on Twitter, she wrote: “So happy for my beautiful, smart, and talented daughter. She got what she wanted — a loving family and a wonderful husband. Can’t wait to spoil her.”

The couple’s engagement caught the attention of the media, who had long pursued and doggedly reported on the relationship between Robert Pattinson and Stewart. Although they were never far from each other’s side, the two would still occasionally deny that they were an item. As Stewart said at the time: “It’s so funny, really. We keep trying to deny it but it keeps coming up in our interviews. Everyone keeps asking about the K-Stew-to-R-Patz rumors. It’s crazy. People just want to talk about us as a couple.”

The Wedding

At the time of their wedding on December 6, 2014, the media was treated to a lavish display of affection as the two showed off their incredible commitment to one another. Stewart proposed to Pattinson in the middle of a Scottish field and the two went on to enjoy an intimate ceremony, which was filled with warmth and reflected the love that the two had for one another. They were later joined by their families and friends for a celebration filled with passion and plenty of hugs. The wedding was attended by an A-list crowd and saw the couple make a spectacular entrance in a horse-drawn carriage. The Times-Picayune wrote at the time: “It was a star-studded wedding that epitomized an old-school romance in the Hollywood hills.”

The couple’s reception was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres at the Beverly Hills Hotel and saw dozens of their celebrity friends and family pose for photos and celebrate with the newlyweds. The pair were later seen heading into the sunset in their new husband and wife car, which was a replica of the Batmobile from the Batman TV series.

The First Year

Despite their public professions of love and delight at their wedding, the newlyweds were soon seen taking their relationship private. They began hosting small, intimate gatherings at their home in Los Angeles with friends and family, as well as attending exhibitions and cultural events with one another. It wasn’t long before fans began to speculate about whether or not Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would actually make it down the aisle, let alone outlive their youthful indiscretions. As Stewart’s grandmother, Marjorie Merriweather Post, told People at the time: “She’s had her share of boyfriends, but she’s almost always been a wife and a mother. That’s what she wants. She wants to be a good mother and raise her children in a loving, dignified manner. And she wants to be a wife and have a good marriage.”

The year 2015 saw the couple share their first major joint appearance since their wedding. They attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards, where they were seated together and held hands through much of the show. They presented an award and were visibly moved and overcome with emotion at the film recognition ceremony. A picture of the touching moment went viral and the two were seen holding hands and beaming from ear to ear as they left the event.

The Second Year

While Stewart has long been seen as the brains behind the operation, it was Pattinson who had the last laugh in their domestic partnership, according to a former business partner of both parties. The Los Angeles Times reported that while Stewart focused on career opportunities and new ventures, Robert Pattinson took the reins on planning and executing the couple’s lavish and innovative lifestyle. He drew inspiration from Italian designer and filmmaker Gucci, whose work he’d long admired, and took on a personal assistant to help run his household.

Pattinson was also seen to be the more practical of the two in their relationship, which saw him be the voice of reason and the more stable element in their relationship, willing to indulge in fun activities with Stewart while also ensuring that their finances were handled responsibly. In an interview with InStyle, he said: “What I’ve really enjoyed is taking the reins on our life and seeing what I can do to make things work. I’ve been keeping a diary on what works for us and what doesn’t work, which is really useful when things get a bit too much. It’s nice to have a partner you can rely on and trust.”

The Third Year

It was reported at the beginning of the year that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had decided to put their professional relationship on pause to focus on their individual journeys. While Stewart was seen as the more traditional choice, with an interest in acting and a desire to follow in her parents’ footsteps, it was Pattinson who pursued his dream of becoming a musician. The couple drew on their individual strengths and worked together to create a balance between their busy schedules.

Stewart described this time as a “scared peace”—an opportunity to grow and develop as individuals while also committing to a long-term partnership. She told Rolling Stone: “I wanted to make sure that we were taking this time to work on ourselves and figure out what we wanted in our lives. That’s been the most important thing. We’ve been trying to figure out what we want, and I think that coming together has definitely helped.”

The Future

Many more photos from the “scared peace” period have since surfaced, further fueling the ongoing debate over whether or not this was just a brief detour or a life-changing turning point for the couple. It seems, at this point, that we may never find out for sure. Whether or not they’ll end up together in the end, it’s safe to say that this was an incredibly unusual and unorthodox romantic journey that has since inspired fans and observers alike. So, while we wait to see what the future holds, let’s revisit the iconic photos that have accompanied this narrative from the beginning:

This content was originally published on August 16, 2017, and since then it has consistently appeared in tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world.