Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have broken up. At least for the moment.
Reports say that the Twilight couple has decided to take a break from their off-screen romance. The two were on the rocks last year after photos surfaced of Stewart having a secret affair with Rupert Sanders, her married director in Snow White and the Huntsmen.
Stewart took the unusual step of admitting to the affair, and apologized profusely: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” she said in a statement to People. “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.”
Stewart and Pattinson managed to weather that rough patch, but their relationship was strained again this year when Robert went to Australia for work and Stewart remained back home in Los Angeles.
They were seen together as recently as last month, when they were spotted holding hands at Coachella. Now a source now tells People that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have called it quits, but added that it would not be surprising if they got back together again.
Of course, there are some who think that the relationship truly ended last summer, and Stewart and Pattinson just pretended it was still going strong to help the Twilight brand.
“Rob & Kristen were asked to not announce a break-up or any relationship trouble until the DVD has been out for a few weeks and everything has sold,” a source revealed to Hollywoodlife back in March. “Since the first couple weeks are the times when the DVD will sell like wildfire. The more DVDs sold, the more money for them. So they are abiding by the request.”
There had been increasing signs of trouble for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson before the split. A source told Us Weekly that the couple has been fighting a lot, and Pattinson reportedly even skipped out on the 27th birthday party that Stewart arranged for him.