Here's why Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson never talked about their relationship when they were together

They dated from 2008 until 2013

Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson
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They dated from 2008 until 2013

As one of the most talked about on- and off-screen couples in the early 2000s, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who started dating in 2008 after meeting on the set of Twilight, were always extremely quiet about their romance in the press.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Stewart finally addressed why they would never talk about their relationship. ‘When me and Rob were together, we did not have an example to go by,’ she explained. ‘So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, “No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it’s ours.”’

The couple broke up in 2013, a year after Stewart was caught cheating on her Twilight co-star with director Rupert Sanders, whom she had worked with on Snow White and the Huntsman. The actress afterwards issued a public apology, also officially confirming her relationship with Robert at the same time.

Robert Pattinson, who continues to be very private about his personal life, recently addressed his relationship with Stewart in an interview with The Sunday Times. After being asked whether or not he’s on good terms with ex-girlfriends Kristen Stewart and FKA Twigs, he responded: ‘yes, yes’.

The actor, who is set to star alongside Timothée Chalamet in The King later this year, also explained why doesn’t like to talk about his relationships. ‘If you let people in, it devalues what love is. If a stranger on the street asked you about your relationship, you’d think it extremely rude. If you put up a wall it ends up better,’ he said.

‘I can’t understand how someone can walk down the street holding hands, and it’s the same as when I do it and a hundred people are taking your photo. The line between when you’re performing and when you’re not will eventually get washed away and you’ll go completely mad.’

Well, that makes sense.