Was Robsten’s Relationship Real or Fake?

Did Kristen Stewart actually love Robert Pattinson?

Remember when the entire world was obsessed with Edward and Bella in 2011? (We’re still obsessed in 2018 too, let’s be real) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, also known as Robsten by Twihards, started dating IRL too. It lasted for two years until they broke up and we mourned as if it were our own relationship falling apart.

10 years after the release of the first ‘Twilight’ and one year before the release of Midnight Sun: Part 1 fans still want to know more about Robsten. Some fans see them with each other lately and believe that they’re falling back in love, while other fans believe that they never dated in the first place. 😱

Here’s the timeline of Robsten’s relationship according to Cosmopolitan:

April 2008: the pair began doing press for their film Twilight (ever heard of it??) Fans wanted the IRL Bella/Edward relationship probably more Kristen and Rob did, TBH.

November 2008: Dating ~rumors~ began to spread after a sexy Vanity Fair photoshoot.

August 2009: FINALLY, the two are spotted looking very couple-y at a Kings of Leon concert—the first confirmation of the relationship we had all been waiting for.

October 2011: Two (very long) years later, Stewart admits to GQ that she and Pattinson are an item. A match made in vampire heaven.

May 2012: Probably the peak of their love: Stewart gushes about Pattinson at the premiere of his film, Cosmopolis saying, “”He’s so good in it! He’s really, really [good]. I don’t even know how he [did it]. I couldn’t even understand it. It’s so good, it’s so cool, I’m so proud of him. Thank God.”

July 2012: Ugh. Stewart is photographed kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. She releases a public apology to Pattinson that could bring a tear to even the harshest of It-Couple critics: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” (Brb, crying all over again.)

August 2012: The two were determined to make it work, even continuing to live together after the scandal.”

May 2013: It was a sad day for everyone when RPatz is spotted moving out of their home after nearly three years of dating.

From there, they both go their separate ways with hardly interaction for several years. Slowly but surely we began to hear rumors of them texting. Eventually we’d begin to see them spotted next to each other in airports, bars, and restaurants. Around this time, it was revealed that more Twilight movies were coming in 2019.

Was Robsten fake?

People who believe the relationship was fake usually quote this line from Kristen Stewart as “proof”:

“people wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore.”

Of course, Kristen wasn’t saying that their relationship was fake. She was referring to the forced media appearances together, the public interference from fans, and the nonstop Robsten reporting from the media. It lost its authenticity.

She even clarified her statement to Harpers Bazaar last year:

“I’ve been deeply in love with everyone I’ve dated. Did you think I was faking it?”

She wouldn’t even be addressing this if it didn’t bother her, and if it bothers her then she’s clearly not lying. Kristen Stewart is one of the most honest and raw modern day celebrities.  


The Twilight creators didn’t manufacture the relationship, but they were obviously supportive of it. Robsten IRL made Twilight even bigger than it was. And then there’s the fear of what would happen if they broke up. 

In 2010, the producer of Eclipse, Wyck Godfrey, spoke about their relationship to Time Magazine:

The thing that I think about is, ‘Oh my God, I hope they stay together. Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It’s like, wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together. Please stay together.”

Robert and Kristen broke up almost immediately after filming wrapped.

If you think this conspiracy is crazy, then you’ll think tomorrow’s conspiracy is even crazier.

What do you believe? Was Robsten the real deal? Will they get back together now that they’re working together again?

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