franchise took a flying leap into the vampire-less pages of real life and down a deep, complicated spiral, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinsonhave finally shaken the ghosts of their relationship's past.
The one-time co-stars—whose three-year courtship came to a screeching halt in 2012 amid a Stewart-driven cheating scandal— found a unique comfort in attempting to navigate the often debilitating highs and lows that accompanied their sudden skyrocket to super-stardom together.
“It would take someone with a really unhealthy amount of ego to be upset that everyone doesn’t love them.
"Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me.
It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves."That shift to being more public—which really started when she was photographed holding hands with and kissing women—"wasn't this grand statement, 'I was so confused! ' I have not been struggling."Stewart just doesn't have anything to hide.
The public's intense fascination with their romance preceded nearly every one of their professional endeavors, and even after their split remained a focal point in either star's public image.
Both Kristen and Robert have since executed a clean break from each other, along the way finding love in the arms of others without ever directly bad-mouthing their former beau.