Remember when Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson wouldn’t admit that they were dating? Considering the tabloid frenzy surrounding their relationship, it was always so hard to understand why they tried to keep their relationship a “secret.” For so many years, the couple maintained that they were both single — but as time went on, they both started to acknowledge their feelings. But it wasn't until the day that Stewart's cheating scandal surfaced that she finally went full out and confessed her love for Pattinson.
In the wake of the sad news that spread like wildfire on the internet Wednesday, we decided to take a look back at Stewart and Pattinson's relationship. From denial to love, in their own words, this is the timeline of their relationship quotes.
August 2009: Rob Wants to Date Models
"I don't have a girlfriend,” Pattinson said. “I don't know why. You always think you're going to get more girls after you've made a movie and it never happens. You sit there and you're like 'I'm a big movie star and I want to go out with some models' but I don't know why that doesn't happen.” (The Mirror)
October 2009: Nobody Wants To Date Robert Pattinson
"I just don't take any of it seriously,” Pattinson said. “It's just a job and while it's a job I love, girls scream out for Edward, not Robert. I still can't get a date." (People)
November 2009: Rob’s Denial
"It doesn't make any difference what you say,” Pattinson said. “I've literally been across the country [from Kristen], and it's like 'Oh, they were on secret dates!' It's like "Where? I can't get out of my hotel room!'" (Vanity Fair)
November 2009: “We are. We aren’t. I’m a lesbian.”
“I probably would’ve answered [the romance question] if people hadn’t made such a big deal about it, but I’m not going to give the finding an answer,” Stewart said. “There’s no answer that’s not going to tip you one way or the other. Think about every hypothetical situation: ‘Okay, we are. We aren’t. I’m a lesbian.’ I’m just trying to keep something. If people started asking me if I was dating Taylor Lautner, I’d be like ‘F— off!’ I would answer the exact same way.” (The Telegraph)
December 2009: No Time for Love
"I am single - almost everything that comes out about my private life is false,” Pattinson said. “I think it happens because, really, there is not much to say about what I'm doing. While I am filming, I live practically like a recluse in a hotel. I [mess up] every relationship I ever have. As soon as I like them I start beating myself up to a point of ridiculousness and then they hate me to the point of dumping me.” (Contact Music)
February 2010: Rob Only Loves His Dog
The only emotional connection of relevance is with my dog, it's ridiculous,” Pattinson said. (Details)
February 2010: He Finally Admits It!
“It is extremely difficult but we are together, yes,” Pattinson said. “We can't arrive at the same time because of the fans. It goes crazy. This was supposed to be a public appearance as a couple but it's impossible. 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.” (The Sun)
May 2010: Kristen Won’t Talk About It
"I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them,” Stewart said. “People say, 'Just say who you're dating. Then people will stop being so ravenous about it'. Its like, 'No they won't! They'll ask for specifics'." (Elle)
March 2011: Rob Thinks She’s Cool
“[Kristen is] cool,” Pattinson said. “Even before I knew her I thought she was a really good actress. Like, I saw Into the Wild, and I thought she was really good in that. I still think there are very few girls in her class that are as good as she is.” (Vanity Fair)
March 2011: Kristen Thinks He’s Handsome
“I think he’s really handsome,” Stewart said. (MTV)
2011: Kristen Actually Says the Word "Boyfriend"
“My boyfriend is English” (GQ)
July 2012: The L-Word
“This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry,” Stewart said. (People)