Kristen Stewart‘s Vogue UK cover comes out today, timed perfectly with the premiere of her film On the Road at the Toronto International Film Festival and the newest Breaking Dawn teaser released at last night’s VMAs. It’s all like clockwork, including the latest controversy over a K. Stew quote that possibly, potentially, probably is about her love triangle with longtime boyfriend/co-star Robert Pattinson and sordid secret lover/director Rupert Sanders.
Last night this quote started going around on Tumblr, especially as Robsten fans were eagerly watching the VMAs to see how Rob was holding up. Bear in mind that this interview took place several weeks ago before those photos of Kristen and Rupert canoodling got released. Which makes it even more head-scratching, because pre-scandal Kristen was notoriously tight-lipped about her relationship. But here’s what she said:
“My God, I’m so in love with my boyfriend,” she suddenly confided, squeezing her fists and stiffening that little body with anticipation. “I wish he was here now. I think I want to have his babies.”
Have I heard her right? Wasn’t her “boyfriend” the one thing she never talked about? To anyone? And yet here we were. “God, I miss him,” she said, raking her hair back and exhaling a plume of smoke. “I love the way he smells. And him me. Like, he loves to lick under my armpits. I don’t get this obsession with washing the smell off. That smell of someone you love. Don’t you think it’s the whole point?”
Even as they reblogged it, Robsten fans were skeptical that this was legitimate. Kristen wouldn’t even acknowledge that she and Rob were dating, and suddenly she’s opening up to some reporter about loving his body odor and wanting to pop out greasy-haired babies? By the same token, that’s why it struck us as so weird when the cheating scandal broke and Kristen released that “I love him, I love him” statement to People. Sure, it got frustrating when it was so obvious that she and Rob were dating and neither would confirm it… but this is even more out-of-character.
Of course, some people have pointed out that in this entire passage Kristen never actually says Rob’s name. According to fan @real_pr_pro, the interviewer put the quote in context by saying that Kristen had just come off the Australian leg of her Snow White and the Huntsman press tour before meeting with Vogue in Paris—which makes a good argument that the “boyfriend” she’s suddenly so loose-lipped about is actually Sanders. However, this same fan argues that Kristen had just attended a wedding with Rob, and attendees had divulged that she had indeed been talking about children in such a romantic environment.
Regardless, something changed. Kristen’s sudden candor had to have been some sort of preparation for this scandal to break, whether you believe that she made a mistake cheating with Sanders, or that she was truly in love with her director, or that this is all a PR stunt but she had to set up a more emotional Kristen so fans would believe her when she released that statement and walked around wearing Rob’s clothes. It’s incredibly calculated. I’m interested in getting my hands on a copy of Vogue UK so I can see just how far down the rabbit hole all this planning goes.
Photo: Vogue UK