We are here together and it's a public event, but it's not easy."We have to do all this stuff to avoid attention." There you have it, folks. Yes, her former boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, is engaged to FKA twigs, a musician he started dating just six months ago – but in the two years since their relationship deteriorated, Stewart has found solace in working out of the spotlight that accompanied her high-profile relationship.“Kristen is doing fine, working and traveling, and she will survive Robert s engagement,” a source tells PEOPLE.: “It was quite a constricting character, in a way.You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it’s like, ‘How the f” do you do this?With those words, spoken at this Sunday night's BAFTA Awards in London, Robert Pattinson took attention away from his matted hair and placed it squarely back on his relationship with Kristen Stewart. "It is extremely difficult but we are together, yes," Robert said.
The Cosmopolis star stressed that he is now focused on just being happy.
They quote some unknown source as saying that the real reason Pattinson decided not to go to Venice is that he didn’t want to run into Stewart. The schedule of shooting a movie is unpredictable, erratic. What will it take for us to let them live separate lives? Kristen Stewart is rumored to be dating various other people. There is literally an infinite, unknowable amount of possible reasons why.
Which could be true, I guess, but there is nothing there to really support that claim. It’s very likely that Pattinson was, in fact, stuck filming in Ireland. Because Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will always be Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Her career is flourishing; she was the first American woman to ever win a César Award—and she deserved it! These young people, no longer so young, are living full, varied lives. A busy work schedule, a summer cold, a fear/distrust of Italians.
People back out of those kinds of things all the time. They can date other women, they can give interviews about their new lives, they can grow up and change and thrive, but they will always be stuck together, seared into our gossip cortex as one entity, forever circling each other, forever in a fraught pas de deux. There are so many things it could have been, and yet we’ll zero in on Kirsten Stewart’s presence at the same sprawling festival and tell ourselves that must be it.
I’ll bet it’s very easy to not run into someone at the Venice Film Festival—only go to the thing you’re supposed to go to and don’t mingle at the parties and stuff—and yet Page Six, and its anonymous source, make it sound very difficult. And, I fear, it is the story that RPatz and KStew are doomed to live forever.
“It was obvious that she was struggling with the media attention [during her relationship with Rob].” The public nature of their breakup took its toll.