Us Weekly magazine recently published photos of Twilight Star Kristen Stewart kissing and cuddling with Rupert Sanders, the married director of her recent movie “Snow White and the Huntsman.” A heartbroken Robert Pattinson broke up with Kristen Stewart, and simultaneously broke the hearts of millions of Twilight fans. In the months that followed, however, the couple was caught dating again, spotted by the paparazzi outside a bar in LA, and leaving a Prince concert together.
Pattinson and Stewart’s breakup affected Twilight fans around the world, including their Chinese fans who call themselves “Twi-hards.” The news of Kristen Stewarts’s infidelity caused a great disturbance in Chinese-language online forums. Some fans, it seems, have become too caught up in the storybook romance and cannot tell fairy tales and reality apart.
As an administrator of The Twilight Saga China Fan Club, I have seen numerous Twi-hards posting their heartfelt reactions after Kristen was caught cheating on Rob.
A forum member named “TwilightSaga” wrote: “This incident influences my attitude toward love and life. I now understand that love is not as beautiful as I thought it to be. I also understand that love is not all, and this fact teaches me something I never wanted to believe.” “Kerrie” wrote: “I am always watching Kristen as another version of myself doing things that I cannot do.” As an administrator of the site, I tried to be calm and objective, hoping to maintain order and help the forum members, many of whom felt miserable about the whole situation. The Chinese “Twi-hards” posted fourteen pages worth of comments in the two weeks following the shocking revelation.
RadarOnline.com has reported that Kristen and Robert are legally required to promote Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 together. Summit Entertainment has not been happy about their breaking up. Fans are not sure if they are really back together, or just pretending for promotional reasons.
Like many movie stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson find it difficult to live private lives. Another administer of the Twilight Saga China Fan Club wrote: “They are just normal boys and girls living among us. Please be more calm and lenient instead of blaming either of them arbitrarily. However their relationship turns out, the happiness they have brought to us should not be doubted or forgotten.”