franchise took a flying leap into the vampire-less pages of real life and down a deep, complicated spiral, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinsonhave finally shaken the ghosts of their relationship's past.The one-time co-stars—whose three-year courtship came to a screeching halt in 2012 amid a Stewart-driven cheating scandal— found a unique comfort in attempting to navigate the often debilitating highs and lows that accompanied their sudden skyrocket to super-stardom together.co-star—earning them the nickname "Robsten"—taught her a lesson in what happens when her personal and professional identities merged. "It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself," the 26-year-old actress says."People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It's that I don't want to become a part of a story for entertainment value."Stewart understands that as an actress in high-profile films, audiences will be interested in her love life. "I want to be understood and I want to be seen, and I want to do that in the rawest, purest, most naked way I can."It wasn't until recently, in fact, that Stewart confirmed she was dating visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile."It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves." As for her screen time with Pattinson, Stewart says she understands why not everyone would like theblowup as being generally traumatic,” she notes.
"I think it takes a minute to sort of acclimate to communicating with so many people at one time, with like, 'the masses,' you know," she shared.The public's intense fascination with their romance preceded nearly every one of their professional endeavors, and even after their split remained a focal point in either star's public image.