Tuesday 27 September 2016

Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson romance: 'It wasn't real life - and that was gross to me'

Published 18/08/2016 | 10:12

Robert Pattinson (left) and ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson (left) and ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arriving for the London premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Kristen Stewart is now in a relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile. (Photo by MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Robert Pattinson, left, and FKA Twigs arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart says her relationship with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson became a product, which she called "gross".

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The Hollywood actress said her high-profile romance with Pattinson "wasn't real life any more" after the pair shot to international fame while starring in the vampire movie series.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

The couple split after she had an affair with Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in 2012.

Stewart, 26, told the New York Times' T magazine: "People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product.

"It wasn't real life any more. And that was gross to me. It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. It's that I don't want to become a part of a story for entertainment value."

Stewart said she was more open about talking about her relationships since dating Alicia Cargile, her former personal assistant.

Kristen Stewart is now in a relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile. (Photo by MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Kristen Stewart is now in a relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile. (Photo by MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

She told the magazine: "I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive.

"I still want to protect my personal life, but I don't want to seem like I'm protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people."

Stewart, who played Bella Swan in Twilight opposite Pattinson's Edward Cullen, released a statement in which she apologised to the British actor after reports emerged about her affair in 2012.

She wrote that she was "deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment" she had caused.

"This momentary indiscretion has jeopardised the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob," Stewart said at the time.

Pattinson, 30, is now in a relationship with British musician FKA Twigs.

Robert Pattinson, left, and FKA Twigs arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of
Robert Pattinson, left, and FKA Twigs arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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