Actress Kristen Stewart, who recently graced the cover of the New York Times’ Style Magazine, opened up about her experiences working on the set of her latest film, Café Society, her on-again-off-again relationship with Alicia Cargile, and even her tumultuous breakup with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.
— T Magazine (@tmagazine) August 17, 2016
The two met on the set of Twilight and, when they started dating, for many, it seemed like a real life fairytale, almost as though the characters they played on screen had come to life. Perhaps, that’s why it was so devastating when they split in 2013, following the revelation that Stewart had been cheating on Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
It seemed like everyone had an opinion on the breakup, even current Republican presidential candidate and former reality TV star Donald Trump:
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. He can do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
What made it worse was that both were close-lipped on the subject… until now. In her interview with the Times, Stewart revealed that part of the reason that her and Pattinson’s relationship was doomed to fail was because the intense media scrutiny they were under.
“People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product,” she explained. “It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.”
Stewart, whose been known to actively hide from the limelight, has only recently begun to open up about her romantic relationships and her sexuality. For the past three years, she’s been dating Alicia Cargile, a visual-effects producer.
“I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she said. “I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.”