In light of the potential permanent dissolution of the American/British/Republic of Vampire institution that has become Robsten, we’ve prepared a timeline of love, and betrayal between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
And whether or not this is actually the official “end” of their relationship, it’s definitely the death of an era – forcing millions to wonder, if there’s no hope for Edward and Bella, is there any hope left at all?
November 2008 – The first “Twilight” premieres in L.A., lives irrevocably change forever.
December 2008 to April 2009 -- Kristen and Rob’s chemistry appears obvious while making various promo appearances, but K-Stew is in a relationship with Michael Angarano, sometimes, they all hang together.
May 2009 – They win Best Kiss at the MTV movie awards, and almost recreate the magic on stage. Rumors swirl, including ones about Angarano being out of the picture.
November 2009 – Joined at the hip, but tight-lipped, they begin the “New Moon” press tour with displays of PDA which add up to an unofficial confirmation of their relationship.
December 2009 to September 2011 -- Red carpet premieres, more “Twilight” movies, another Best Kiss award, press tours and paparazzi snaps - including a kiss - of the overly casual, super cuddly couple that refuse to discuss their status surface everywhere.
K-Stew walks R-Patz dog when he’s out of town, and fans obsess on the real life Edward and Bella.
October 2011 – Finally, the validation of a label...Kristen refers to Rob as her “boyfriend” in an interview, and acknowledges that the whole thing has been “so obvious” for a long time.
November 2011 to July 2012 – Their collective hair gets greasier, her premiere fashion improves but her refusal to make the leap into adult footwear gets more pathetic, they move in together, they attend weddings, talk kids, seem stable…
Basically, the couple go around being a cute couple – not shy in public, but not really divulging details for the mass populace. Oscar parties, Cannes, couture clothing, serious sex appeal, a dog and millions of dollars – they seem to totally have it all...
And queue the earth shattering record scratch abruptly ending the soundtrack of young love in Hollywood, and the world over.
July 17, 2012 -- Kristen is photographed driving around town pretending it’s the 1950’s trolling for make-out spots with her director from “Snow White and the Huntsman” Rupert Sanders, a married father of two.
But it stays a secret, for now….
July 22, 2012 – Teen Choice Awards, "Twilight" wins a bunch of stuff, but the couple loses big time. They also attended Comic Con together earlier that month.
Sources say that it was at some point during this evening that Kristen confessed her “momentary indiscretion” to Rob, prompted by the pending release of the undeniable pictorial evidence.
July 24, 2012 – GASP!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures hit the media and Kristen is exposed as a cheater.
The world wonders, is it true?
Is Bella really that much of a stupid b**ch?
July 25, 2012 – The formerly uber private actress lets it all hang out in a public admission of guilt, official apology, and plea for Rob’s undying love, that she already had, but shat upon. Yep, Bella is undeniably a stupid (fill in the blank).
July 26, 2012 – A devastated Rob reportedly moves out of their home (the one he probably bought) to leave Kristen alone to contemplate what she’s done, and possibly compose a letter of regret to Rupert’s wife, Liberty Ross.
Maybe they’ll work it out, maybe they won’t.
But it seems apparent that the actress -- so shy of attention and official declarations -- has in a very public fashion, probably irrevocably, been given a label of her own: (Ho)mewrecker.