Back in 2009, teenagers the world over were obsessed with ‘Twilight’ stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and their obvious, but very secretive, relationship.
And when they broke up, they crushed the dreams of millions of young fans.
But there was little explanation and Kristen always refused to speak about it because she hated the idea of her personal life being a “commodity” and has now admitted she saw their fans and the public as “the enemy”.
She said: “When I was dating Rob, the public were the enemy – and that is no way to live.”
However, she insists that she never deliberately kept her romance with her co-star a secret but just wanted something that was hers to stay that way.
“I wasn’t hiding anything. I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.
“I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world.”
However, Kristen, now aged 26, says she has realised how her private life can affect others and have a positive impact on her fans’ lives.
She told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: “Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realised [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me. It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves.”
Meanwhile, Kristen – who stars in The Rolling Stones’ music video for their latest track ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’ – is rumoured to be dating Victoria Secret model Stella Maxwell and recently said she isn’t ashamed of her sexuality.
She said: “I’m not ashamed and I’m not confused.
“Things have changed. And not just with me – we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance and be awesome.”