Ah, young love. It seems like just yesterday Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were #RelationshipGoals, but now it's been five years since the famous duo split. However, following Rob's split from former fiancée* *FKA twigs, fans were once again shipping the couple. Sooo... are they back on or aren't they? Keep scrolling for a complete timeline of their relationship history, plus get all the deets on their lives in 2018!
How did Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson meet?
Most Twi-hard fans already know that the soon-to-be couple met during auditions for the film. Kristen and Rob were cast, respectively, as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, with Kristen later opening up about the casting process and her first choice for a romantic lead. "I basically cast him," she told Vanity Fair. "We did one day of auditions and a bunch of guys came in. Catherine Hardwicke, the director, afterwards was like, 'What do you think? This is such a hard choice.' I was like, 'Are you kidding me?! It's such an obvious choice!' It couldn't have been better. It was sort of perfect."
When did they start dating?
Although rumors started swirling that the co-stars had some serious off-screen chemistry while filming in spring 2008, K-Stew was still dating Michael Angarano. In March 2009, she told Nylon mag that she and Rob were simply "good friends," though no one was buying it! The rumors only intensified when Kristen and Michael split in June that same year and Catherine confirmed that that Robsten formed in the immediate aftermath.
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Were Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson married?
Nope! They weren't engaged either. A source did, however, comment on how Kristen dealt with news of Rob's engagement to FKA. "Kristen is doing fine, working and traveling, and she will survive Robert's engagement," a source told People in 2015. "She has her own life and has moved on." They added, "Kristen lives a much more low-key life now and seems happier. It was obvious that she was struggling with the media attention [during her relationship with Rob]. She often acted frustrated and looked drained,” the source says. “Now she focuses on work, spends time with her friends and family."
Are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart back together?
We're so... not sure! Back in September, an insider told Life & Style exclusively that the duo have "started talking all the time" since Rob ended his engagement with singer FKA twigs. "Robert and Kristen have become very close again," the source shared. "Rob's pals would love to see them back together."
Were there any notable interviews from the pair?
In an interview with MTV back in 2009, the two pretended to be coy — even admitting they spent hours together at her dining room table together. "We sat around my dining room table for, like, two full nights," Kristen said, to which Rob replied, "Two nights? It was more than two nights!" Ooh — watch the full interview below!
Why did Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson split?
The pair broke up following Kristen's infamous affair with *Snow White and the Huntsman *director Rupert Sanders. In an interview with *Metro UK *in 2017, Rupert said, "You never know what's coming in life. Around every corner there's something unexpected, and that's life. You just have to brush yourself off and continue moving forward the best you can. Everyone makes mistakes. I am bound to make more mistakes, and I wouldn't expect my life to be exciting if I didn't."
Who is Kristen Stewart dating now?
These days, the actress is dating Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell, which she insists is not just a phase. "I don't want to seem presumptuous because everyone has their own experience. The whole issue of sexuality is so gray. I'm just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that grayness, which has always existed," she told The Guardian last year. "But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it. You're not confused if you're bisexual. It's not confusing at all. For me, it's quite the opposite." In a separate interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, she said, "Did you think I was faking it? I've always really embraced a duality. And really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling," she told the magazine of her sexuality. "I just didn't like getting made fun of."
Who is Robert Pattinson dating now?
Although there's not much info on who he's been linked to in 2018 thus far, the Twilight alum, 33, was spotted out on a romantic dinner date with Katy Perry at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel last August. According to TMZ, the two cozied up to one another while out to eat with friends. In one photo obtained by the website, the "Chained to the Rhythm" songstress, 33, is seen leaning into the actor, with whom she is tucked into a small booth. Considering she's been smooching random American Idol contestants, though, we're sure this lil' fling didn't last long!
Why did Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs split?
According to the insider, FKA was very intimidated by RPattz and K-Stew's permanent bond. Though the pair broke up years ago, they have been able to repair their friendship and frequently check in with each another. The source told us that Robert’s recent decision to call Kristen, 27, for career advice was the last straw for FKA. "Rob and FKA's engagement is off. Rob really thought he and FKA would get married, but things have changed. He's trying to get to a certain level of stardom. And that's keeping him in LA or on location more than ever," the insider said, adding that Rob feels as though he can learn a lot from Kristen.
To see how Kristen, Rob, and the rest of the Twilight cast have changed over the years, click through the gallery below!