A new report out today says that Robert and Kristen are ready to get engaged. Here’s why I think they have a good shot at lasting love and should do it.
Who says that young love can’t last? And who says that Hollywood marriages can’t last either? There are no fast and firm rules about either.
Everything I’ve heard and read says that the couples who have the best chance at a lifetime marriage have similar life goals, common interests and also similar family and cultural backgrounds.
Now, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson get three check marks! They do come from similar backgrounds: both have parents and families which are intact. In other words, neither has divorced parents. In fact, both have parents who appear to be deeply committed to their marriages and families. Rob has talked about how his dad, Richard Pattinson, and mother, Clare Pattinson, met when they were just 25 and 17, and have been happy ever since. Rob is close to his dad – he’s even said that his dad reads his scripts and gives him advice on how to be romantic.
Kristen is similarly very close to her parents, Jules Mann-Stewart, a script supervisor and John Stewart, a stage manager and television producer.
So both are used to and respect loving, committed relationships and no doubt expect that they will have that for themselves.
Robert told Italian Vanity Fair that he has no interest in “emotionless sex” and that the one thing I’ve never understood : why people cheat…I grew up believing that you can be together all your life!”
Listen, believing that you can be together all your life and be happy, is 90% of actually having a long-term marriage. Because if you believe that, it means that you are committed to making your relationship work.
Robert and Kristen appear to be doing exactly that. Despite often having a long distance relationship due to their movie filming commitments, there is never a hint that either has eyes for any other woman or man. In fact, one of their friends has recently said that “they’re completely exclusive and madly in love. They don’t really fight. She sort of mothers him and he listens to her. [They prefer staying in] just the two of them, watching TV, listening to music, reading a lot.” Aww!
Which brings me to another key point: Robert and Kristen have common interests, something which is exceptionally important to making a marriage work. They both love reading, music, shopping in vintage stores, traveling to out of the way places, having long, quiet dinners together, drinking wine and hanging out with close friends, their dog Bear and their families. These common interests bode well for their future together.
Then, there’s also the fact that they also have similar life goals. Both are intensely focused on their careers. They both respect each others’ work and career ambitions . They have a relationship of mutual respect and equality.
They also both are committed to a “real” lifestyle. Neither has changed despite each earning $20 million last year. Neither is into flash and cash.
All of these points mean that they have the foundation for a strong long term relationship, even marriage.
And since both are over 20, the divorce rate if they do marry drops to 36 percent, according to a recent study.
So why should they get engaged now, instead of waiting?
Well how about- wouldn’t it be great for them to be able to just enjoy their committed love and have lots of adventures together in their 20s?
Why put off having a life together when you both know that you are right together? That he or she is “The One?”
I say – if Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart absolutely know that they want to spend their lives together now, they they should count their blessings and go for it – get engaged!
– Bonnie Fuller
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