Now that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is winding down its theatrical run, the announcement we all knew was coming is finally here – Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘s relationship is over. They supposedly got back together briefly after breaking up due to her sordid affair with director Rupert Sanders, but even at the premiere of the movie, they were only together briefly for a photo op before Pattinson sprinted away to do solo interviews on the red carpet. Now the British newspaper The Sun is reporting that he dumped her last weekend, pulling out the relationship death knell: “Let’s be friends.” Not only that; he did it right before the Golden Globes to ensure she wouldn’t be his date at the glamorous event.
A source told the paper: “She flew to LA and was supposed to be Rob’s date for the Golden Globes, but he told her he wants to cool it off. He loves her but would rather go back to being good friends so they can rebuild their trust and focus on work after Twilight. Kristen’s upset but understands. She shouldn’t have pushed him to reconcile after her infidelity. She’s hoping he’ll come round and time will be a great healer.” The source added: “He was getting so much pressure to ditch her. His friends told him to focus on his career and said she was wrecking his chances.” Pattinson has no less than five major films coming up on his slate, so his career is blossoming. Stewart, on the other hand, has only one film scheduled, but that’s not even a sure thing now that her co-star, Ben Affleck, dropped out of the production. ~Alexandra Heilbron