I haven’t known how to feel about the hubbub over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart breaking up, mostly because my reactions have been so diametrically opposed. On one hand, I suppose it’s sort of fascinating that this generation’s Justin and Britney would be torn asunder by such an ugly, reputation-damaging mess just as their finest and final cinematic opus, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, was about to be released. Definite stuff for a New Inquiry think piece. On the other hand, I sort of hate myself to the core for being even sort of concerned about the private lives of beautiful millionaires I’ll never know. So I was struggling a bit to figure out how to react to the news that they’re apparently getting back together (just two months away from the film’s release), at least if you’re willing to believe the coterie of anonymous sources and well-placed photographers that these celebrity tabloids always seem to have on call.
Instead, I just decided to look to the overly concerned commenters at People to give an idea. (Full disclosure: I interned there in college and it was a lovely time; my favorite part was sifting through the hate mail sent to the magazine for David Letterman on behalf of Sarah Palin’s honor, in case you forgot that whole scandal.) The most instructive reactions, as follows:
Reuniting only temporarily relieves the pain of the separation. Once they do the day in and day out of living Rob will never trust her again. He will be always wondering where she is, what she is doing. If that director and his wife are divorcing Rob will always suspect she’s still seeing him. Who will be next. It will create tension and fighting. Rob won’t be able to forget what she did. Cheating is never forgotten. Rob will eventually look for someone else. This won’t last. The damage has been done. — Guest
Idea… hey Rob… head to London where you have real people in your life. See if she follows. Then you know. — Beverly
Twilight used to be something special. Too bad they stoop so low to get attention. — Eike
Haha their relation is as real as a unicorn. — NatNat
Still a trampire — Just Saying
And now, back to the rest of our lives.