Kristen Stewart Being So Gay: The Definitive Vapid Fluff Timeline

Who is Kristen Stewart dating? Is Kristen Stewart Gay? It has taken us over a decade to get here, but today my friends, today we gather to discuss the public love life of movie star, filmmaker and iconically gay Kristen Stewart.

The first Twilight movie was released November 17, 2008. From the first moment a young Kristen Jaymes Stewart wistfully bit her lip (exactly 00:01:19 into the film), somehow we all just knew that Kristen Stewart was one of us. It would be years before she would prove us right, before she’d feel comfortable walking a red carpet with a girlfriend or speaking about her relationships with women to the press. While we watched as one of the most famous actresses in the world came into her own as an out queer adult, never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that Kristen would one day star in a lesbian Christmas rom-com. What a time to be gay and alive!!!

We present this information knowing full well that Kristen Stewart is a very private person, shunning social media and overall reluctant to speak about her romantic relationships with the press. Kristen Stewart would hate me writing this article. Kristen, I am so sorry.

This story is a wild ride.


November 20, 2009 –  “Kristen Stewart Will Lesbian Kiss Dakota Fanning in The Runaways, is Still Not Gay in Real Life” – we were so young then. As Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend Kristen prepares for the steamy scene in The Runaways, we here at Autostraddle prepare our bodies for the absolute lightning bolt of queerness that is to come.

March 19, 2010The Runaways is in fact released and does in fact include a kissing scene between Dakota Fanning and honestly very convincing Joan Jett Kristen Stewart.

May 30, 2012 – Riese senses strong sexual tension in this Interview magazine photo shoot of Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, in anticipation of their not-very-good movie Snow White and the Huntsman.

July 17 2012Scandalous paparazzi shots are taken of Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend Kristen clearly having some kind of romantic affair with her Huntsman director, the very married Rupert Sanders. Twilight fans around the globe are outraged as the fantasy of their real life Bella and Edward romance is shattered.

July 25, 2012 – Kristen Stewart issues a public statement of apology for cheating on her vampire boyfriend, which is not something I can think of any other movie star having to do for anyone else ever and in retrospect is garbage.

August 15, 2012 – Jodie Foster comes to her Panic Room costar’s defense in an essay for the Daily Beast, in which she laments the intense scrutiny young actors are subject to in today’s modern world. All of this is very sad and messy and nobody here would dare judge anyone involved for the choices they’ve made, but I will say that having having Jodie Foster as your public champion is pretty gay.

November 13, 2012 – At the premiere of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Stewart and Pattinson arrive together but are not seen interacting very much, and the press are left guessing as to the current status of their relationship.

May 18, 2013 – It is reported that Kristen and Robert have broken up for good, just six months after the theatrical release of Breaking Dawn Part 2.

February 9, 2014 – Regarding her very public relationship, scandal and breakup, Kristen tells Marie Claire, “You don’t know who you will fall in love with. You just don’t. You don’t control it. Some people have certain things, like, ‘That’s what I’m going for,’ and I have a subjective version of that. I don’t pressure myself…If you fall in love with someone, you want to own them – but really why would you want that? You want them to be what you love.”

February 12, 2014 – After Kristen releases her moving poetry, Brittani Nichols and I have no choice but to stage a dramatic reading.

April 29, 2014 – On this date, Intern Grace does a deep dive into the widespread speculation that Kristen Stewart might potentially be dating a woman, one Ms Alicia Cargile. This masterwork constitutes our first official coverage of these rumors. April 29 is now an official international holiday.

July 15, 2014 – We have no further confirmation as to the sexuality of Kristen Stewart, but she did dress in drag for this Jenny Lewis video, and we all need a moment to go lie down on the floor.

July 31, 2014 – Nearly two years after the Rupert Sanders scandal, Robert Pattinson tells Esquire, “Shit happens, you know?

January 5, 2015 – On this historic day, tabloids published photos of Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile holding hands on a Hawaiian beach, looking more definitively romantic than friendly. Our coverage of this included some of the finest graphic design work ever created by then-intern Raquel, who went on to work for a very successful political campaign. Was it because of this image? We’ll never know.

Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile superimposed onto a scene from the Little Mermaid, holding hands in a boat surrounded by celebratory fish

SHA LA LA LA LA LA LA

February 6, 2015 – Kristen and Alicia are photographed in what will become their favorite hangout, LAX. The Daily Mail (we know, we know) describe the “fond friendship” between the pair and would later describe their act of gal pal-dom as “locking paws.” At this point, tabloids seem very comfortable calling Alicia Kristen’s former personal assistant, though we now know this was not the case.

April 1, 2015 – Robert Pattinson and fka twigs get engaged! Normally I would not include the follow-up relationships of a subject’s exes but as you will see soon, the press are VERY INVESTED in the idea that Robert and Kristen are achingly thinking of each other at all times. For example, an anonymous “source” later told People that “[she’s] doing fine, working and traveling, and she will survive Robert s engagement. She has her own life and has moved on.” Incidentally, if anyone ever interviews my friends about how I feel about my ex getting engaged I will punch anyone who participates.

April 10, 2015 – Kristen is seen holding hands with Alicia in downtown Los Angeles; the rumor mill is at fever pitch.

April 29, 2015 – Kristen is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK, complaining about being famous. “Fame is the worst thing in the world,” says Kristen Stewart. “Especially if it’s pointless. When people say. ‘I want to be famous’  – why? You don’t do anything.”

June 14, 2015 – The Sunday Mirror runs a story about how Kristen’s mom Jules approves of her relationship with Alicia, and quotes her as saying, “I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want. I accept my daughter loves women and men. It’s OK to be who you are in my world. We all choose our friends so we should be free to choose our lovers.. People are good to do whatever they like as long as they’re not hurting people or breaking the law. What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy. She’s my daughter, I’m just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices.” We also learn a lot about how Jules raises wolf dogs, which means Kristen Stewart was essentially raise by wolves, making her surprisingly Team Jacob.

June 15, 2015 – Kristen’s mom tells Us Weekly that she never discussed her daughter’s love life in her Sunday Mirror interview. However, the reporter Sharon Feinstein insists she has the interview on tape and that the statements are accurate. Did we ever get to the bottom of this? Does it matter?

June 16, 2015 – Alicia Cargile posts a (now sadly deleted) Tumblr post about how, “I may be lovely but I am not and have never been a personal assistant. I’m a VFX Producer and damn proud of it! Oh, and sometimes I draw things.”

July 15, 2015 – Kristen talks cutting her hair, taking risks and becoming a rebel in an interview with Marie Claire. She does not mention her sexuality whatsoever, but says things like this:

Block of text: "I lit my universe on fire," she admits with a sly smile, "and I watched it burn." Stewart drops her head, tugs at her simple black sweatshirt. Fans away a mosquito. Yanks a fallen tube sock from its cotton pool in her Converse sneakers. "Speaking very candidly," she says at last, lifting her chin and swallowing a gulp of her vodka tonic, "it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kickstarted something in me that was a bit more," she pauses, then settles on the word, "feral."

HMMMMM

August 12, 2015 – Kristen Stewart appears on the cover of Nylon, and finally addresses rumors about her sexuality. She tells the interviewer, “Google me, I’m not hiding,” and then elaborates:

“If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’ No, I do a job. Until I decide that I’m starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving…I don’t. I’m just a kid making movies… I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”

October 13, 2015Did Kristen and Alicia break up? We don’t know, but HollywoodLife insists that this rumor is nonsense – in fact, the pair have a “very smooth, understanding relationship.”

October 19, 2015 – DID Kristen and Alicia break up? As rumors continue to swirl that the pair have separated due to Kristen’s busy jetsetting lifestyle, we finally take the time to address everyone’ concerns.

October 20, 2015 – Turns out Kristen is rumored to be dating Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, aka Lynn Gvnn, lead singer of the band PVRIS. Stewart had been spotted at PVRIS’ New York show two weeks ago, and the pair had been seen leaving together. Kristen is also rumored to have cheated on Alicia with model Agathe Mougin, although this has not been substantiated.

October 29, 2015 – Kristen continues to ride a Vespa around Paris. Just continues to do it! Try to stop her, you can’t! We also learn that Kristen is set to feature in a Chloe Sevigny movie about Lizzie Borden, as Lizzie’s maid and apparent lover Bridget Sullivan.

November 17, 2015 – Is Kristen gonna date her Equals costar Nicholas Hoult? Probably not!

January 10, 2016 – Seriously, is Kristen dating Nicholas Hoult? Still probably not!

February 11, 2016 – You may find it hard to believe, but Kristen is also not dating Liam Neeson. These rumors got started when Neeson announced in an interview that he was dating an “incredibly famous woman,” and since there are so few of those, the tabloids settled on Kristen. But like, imagine if they were?

February 12, 2016 – Where did French musician Stéphanie Sokolniski aka Soko get this hickey? A mystery!

March 8, 2016 – 

Screenshot of a tweet by Alicia Cargile dated Mar 8, 2016. The text is "Wrecking ball. I get it."

March 14, 2016 – Kristen is seen on the streets of Paris with her apparent new girlfriend, Soko. I do not know these people, but I do know that Kristen Stewart professes to hate paparazzi and publicity (ie she would hate this entire article), and during the time in which she dates the significantly less famous Sokolinski, she is photographed almost every single day. Here they are very much in love on the streets of Paris! That sounds like a nice place to be.

March 16, 2016 – Kristen Stewart’s new girlfriend whispers secrets into her mouth. Later that day, they “put on a playful display” with a frisbee.

March 17, 2016 – Were you wondering how Robert Pattinson feels about this relationship? Nobody was! “Rob is very happy for Kristen and only hopes for the best in all her relationships and career goals. He doesn’t have any ill will towards her, they did their time together and is happy knowing she is happy,” a source tells HollywoodLife. In the meantime, Kristen and Soko continue coordinating outfits on the streets of Paris, unbothered. It’s a very good time for Kristen and her leather jacket.

March 19, 2016 – After being greeted with flowers, Stewart is photographed kissing Sokolinski in Paris. The next day, they visit Kristen’s favorite hangout, LAX, and Gossip Cop announces that Kristen is “not mocking Rob” with her new romance. We catch up with these nerds in No Filter.

March 28, 2016 – The world learns that Soko had at one time gone on a blind date with Kristen’s ex, the supernaturally well-adjusted visionary pasta entrepreneur Robert Pattinson. Although the relationship apparently did not go much further than the one date, eyebrows are still raised.

 noMarch 30, 2016 – Soko is photographed sucking Kristen Stewart’s thumb through a car window in the parking lot of a Los Feliz sandwich shop and I’m still not entirely recovered. We also learn that Soko is putting together a zine about people sliding into her DMs. This relationship makes me nervous.

April 12, 2016 – Kristen and Soko take in the sights at LAX. At the same time, I consult with an anonymous source from the Bushwick DIY scene who assures me that Soko is batshit crazy but that “their relationship is very real.” The next day, Kristen fails to button her blue jeans. In the meantime, Celeb Dirty Laundry reports that Alicia is still not over Kristen. A source tells them, “Alicia is banking on the many things she did for Kristen for the almost two years that they were together, and she’s hoping [Kristen] would remember these things when they see each other and just dump Soko for good.” Allegedly the source added that Cargile was “so jealous” and hoping to sabotage Stewart’s new relationship to get her back.

April 17, 2016 – While DJing an afternoon party at Coachella, someone asks Kristen if she’s Soko’s girlfriend. “Yeah, dude,” responded the media-shy Twilight actress.

May 2, 2016 – Kristen is spotted walking alone, prompting an immediate freakout from the tabloids. She also wore the SAME EARRING as Rob at the Met Gala, sparking even more freakouts! What does it mean!??!?! To me, it means they both made some interesting decisions on St Marks Place, but you be the judge. Apparently Kristen and Rob even HUGGED EACH OTHER. This was a very big day.

May 3, 2016 – Sources report that Kristen hooked up with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell after the Met Gala?!?! O to be Kristen Stewart in May 2016.

May 4, 2016 – Kristen presents her Panic Room costar Jodie Foster with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later that evening, she is seen partying in West Hollywood at a friend’s birthday party – with her ex Alicia Cargile. You’d be hard pressed to have a gayer 24 hours.

May 7, 2016 – Why did Kristen Stewart break up with Soko? Grazia thinks it’s because of Stella Maxwell, while Hollywood Life thinks that seeing Robert Pattinson made her miss their “soul bond.” For what it’s worth, Kristen chooses to miss her soul bond with Rob by getting coffee and walking around LA with Alicia. In the meantime, Soko tweets angrily about not wanting to be with a cheater.

May 9, 2016 – In an interview with Variety, she delves into her romantic life a bit more freely than she had in the past.

When I was dating a guy, I would never talk about my relationships to anyone,” she says. “I feel the same way now.” She doesn’t use the word “girlfriend,” though she’s been photographed in public with women she’s reportedly dated. “I’m not hiding shit,” she says. “And I’m very obviously …” She leaves the last word of that sentence in ellipses.

Stewart says she’s inspired by the way young people view love without labels. “There’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool,” she says. “You don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself.” Stewart didn’t feel that way growing up, but she’s come to adopt this outlook. “I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, ‘Fuck, how do I define that?’ I’m not going to. Plus, I didn’t want to fuck with other people,” she says, referring to teenagers who struggle with their sexuality. “I didn’t want to be this example: It’s so easy. I don’t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.”She says she wants to be a proponent for the LBGT community. “I find the movement that’s occurring to be so important, that I want to be part of it,” she says, without using the word “gay.” (When asked to confirm if that’s what she means, she jokes with a Variety reporter: “Like, say it so [you] can print it?”) “Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about,” she says. “If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”She’s made the decision to appear in public with girlfriends — in front of the paparazzi — because she’s comfortable with the images being published. “That’s really important to me,” she says of young fans seeing them. “As much as I want to protect myself, it’s not about hiding. As soon as you start throwing up so many walls, you cannot see over them yourself, so you just start isolating in a way that’s not honest. I definitely found where I’m comfortable. I don’t take credit for that.” She says that times have changed, and her publicist doesn’t even need to ask her how she’ll handle these questions. “Things have really shifted in this wonderful way. I’m reaping the benefits.”

May 16, 2016 Kristen and Alicia walk the red carpet in Cannes, while Alicia holds Kristen’s checkered vans casually under her arm for later. Easily the most triumphant return I’ve ever seen for anyone’s ex girlfriend in history. Soko is seen around Cannes looking miserable, but it turns out in the end that nobody really liked Kristen’s movie much anyway. The paparazzi snap Kristen, Alicia and some pals cavorting in a pool

May 20, 2016 – Alicia Cargile and Kristen Stewart march hand in hand through LAX, in a move I can only describe as “victory lap.”

June 14, 2016 – Kristen softens up her look to attend something called the Thirst Gala, as though the previous several months do not constitute her own personal Thirst Gala.

June 20, 2016 – Alicia goes with Kristen to her dad’s house for Father’s Day. Things are serious! Are these two trying to get married before Robert and fka twigs? Probably not, but this article thinks so.

July 12, 2016 – My notes here say, “Kristen went blonde, loves recreational pain.”

July 20, 2016 – Paparazzi snap Kristen and Alicia out for coffee in Los Feliz. Click through for a shot of the pair kissing behind a telephone pole, upon which we can clearly see a notice offering kittens for adoption. Inquisitr thinks they’re getting married next weekend!

July 27, 2016 – Kristen finally publicly calls Alicia her girlfriend in Elle! “When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that,” she explains. “But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, ‘Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”

August 1, 2016 – Is Robert Pattinson trying to win Kristen back from her girlfriend? Almost assuredly not. Alicia and Kristen refute this rumor by continuing to walk around Los Feliz, getting all manners of coffee and green juice and looking surly.

August 17, 2016 – In a profile in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Kristen reveals that she has had a private Instagram this whole time in which she posts adorable pictures of herself with her girlfriend, and gushes about how cute they are. “I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she says. “I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.”

August 20, 2016 – “Out and proud” Kristen Stewart gets coffee and juice with her paramour.

August 28, 2016 – Area women run errands, buy dog food, get dinner.

August 31, 2016 – Kristen is spotted getting dinner with Cara Delevingne’s current girlfriend Annie Clark (aka St Vincent) in West Hollywood. Later, they are seen leaving an improv show together.

September 14, 2016 – “Kristen Stewart spotted looking glum after declaring love for her girlfriend.” Relatable! In the meantime, the Christian Times let us know that Robert Pattinson was unlikely to get back together with Kristen any time soon.

September 21, 2016 – A busy Kristen Stewart is seen conducting business in Hollywood without properly buttoning her shorts.

October 4, 2016 – Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of Certain Women in New York with Annie Clark, amid rumors that Clark and Delevingne have split. This burgundy blazer situation Kristen’s wearing is a direct attack upon all who gaze upon her.

October 9, 2016 – Comedian and noted celesbian gossip enthusiast Liza Dye spots Kristen and Annie backstage at a gig and snaps a photo, leading to even more widespread speculation that the two are an item. The folks at Oh No They Didn’t present a compelling case for Kristen being a serial cheater.

October 10, 2016 – After Stewart and Clark are seen roaming the East Village in matchy outfits, we realize we can only ignore this issue for so long. The Vapid Fluff department finally examine the evidence and we determine that yes, Kristen and Annie are in fact dating, has anyone checked on Alicia?

October 14, 2016 – Annie and Kristen casually drop by the Bowery Ballroom in New York City for a party attended by Annie’s recent ex Cara Delevingne and all her fancy friends. According to HollywoodLife, Annie is “torn” between Kristen and Cara, and not ready to fully commit to her new relationship yet. “It really is a love triangle in the classic sense… Annie is torn between Kristen and Cara, but her focus is on Kristen right now. Kristen is proceeding cautiously because she knows she could get hurt.”

October 17, 2016 – Kristen and Annie are seen leaving their hotel, and model Stella Maxwell is seen leaving that same hotel later that evening! Anne and Kristen are seen walking around with Annie intimately massaging the back of Kristen’s neck! But lo, a fan spotted Annie also meeting with her ex Cara earlier that day, so honestly the private lives of these people we absolutely don’t know at all are anybody’s guess, really.

October 21, 2016 – Annie and Kristen are seen looking “smitten” at the American Pastoral afterparty. A couple of days later, they are spotted buying dog food together, a classic lesbian bonding ritual.

October 24, 2016 – Is Kristen Stewart sending subtle messages with her outfits? We seem to think so.

October 27, 2016 – Annie and Kristen appear on the red carpet together at the Chateau Marmont for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show. In the meantime:

Screenshot of Slack conversation - text is "[redacted] just had coffee next to Alicia. She thinks Alicia seems OK, has maybe moved on, wore a Hawaiian shirt, forgot her lighter."

October 30, 2016 – Consummate gentleman Kristen Stewart drops Annie Clark off at her hotel.

December 2, 2016 – Kristen Stewart cements her status as queer heartthrob of the moment by driving erratically through Los Angeles in the Rolling Stones’ video for “Ride ‘Em On Down.”

December 14, 2016 – Photos surface  of Kristen Stewart seen standing awfully near Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell. Apparently Stella had flown to Georgia to visit Kristen on the set of her lesbian Lizzie Borden movie! My notes here say “Kristen and Stella oh Jesus.” I also did not realize that Stella had been namechecked in a G Eazy song; G Eazy is currently dating Ashley Benson, who recently split with Cara Delevingne, who used to be in a relationship with Annie Clark, who was just walking red carpets with Kristen a few weeks ago. Small world.

December 22, 2016 – A source confirms to People Magazine that Kristen is dating Stella Maxwell. “Kristen is dating Stella Maxwell,” says the source. “They are having fun.”

December 28, 2016 – Kristen and Stella are seen hiding their faces together in a parking garage, a sure sign that this romance is one for the books.

January 5, 2017 – Kristen starts the new year out right, introducing her new girlfriend to her second favorite hobby. If she’s not marching through LAX, Kristen loves to walk around Los Feliz, usually with either a coffee or a green juice; in this case she took her lady love to Qwench for a smoothie.

January 25, 2017 – The pair are seen kissing in the back of an SUV in Milan.

January 26, 2017 – Kristen and actress Chloe Grace Moretz hang out a bunch, get dinner together and walk back to their cars in a parking garage; the Daily Mail is sure to note that, “There are few thing more enjoyable than an evening spent eating out.” Touché.

January 30, 2017 – Kristen and Stella have a date at Knott’s Berry Farm and hold hands and it’s very cute!

February 5, 2017 – As host of SNL, Kristen Stewart makes a bold announcement during her opening monologue. Kristen Stewart is gay. “So gay.” History is made.

Kristen Stewart stands on stage during her opening monologue on Saturday Night Life, saying "I'm like, so gay dude."

AAAAAAAAA

Before you even ask, no, Robert Pattinson did not have flowers delivered to her before the show, but I’m sure he was very happy for her.

February 9, 2017 – Stella walks in Tommy Hilfiger’s second annual TOMMYLAND fashion show in Venice Beach, and Kristen comes to support. One of my favorite things about tabloid articles about queer women is the way they delicately describe the fashion, ie Kristen “[donned] a more grunge-inspired look, pair[ing] black jeans with a black hoodie, topping it off with a black beanie,” which is a standard uniform for an edgy celebrity girlfriend and/or a cat burglar.

February 14, 2017 – Kristen and Stella are seen running errands or whatever on a casual Valentine’s Day; this is notable because Kristen is wearing THE checkered Vans and my heart ached a little.

February 18, 2017 – The National Enquirer keeps it classy by profiling an “insider” who claims that Kristen smells bad, which again, is the National Enquirer. I like to imagine that the source is real and is a vengeful ex girlfriend, but that is unlikely.

March 7, 2017 – Kristen speaks to the Sunday Times about her relationship with – you guessed it – Robert Pattinson. She explains, “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. But considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [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… When I was dating Rob, the public were the enemy — and that is no way to live. It wasn’t this grand statement, ‘I was so confused! Now I’ve realized who I am!’ I have not been struggling.”

March 8, 2017Rachel and Laneia of Autostraddle.com are victimized by Kristen Stewart’s outfit and new buzzcut.

March 9, 2017 – “You’re not confused if you’re bisexual,” Kristen tells The Guardian. “It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite.” Louder for the people in the back!

March 11, 2017 – Notorious nervous fidgeter Kristen Stewart can’t stop trying to push back her hair even though she’s recently buzzed it, and it’s very charming.

March 23, 2017 – Kristen and Stella are seen walking while both wearing jeans with rips in the ass, because they are in love.

March 25, 2017 – Stella Maxwell makes a public comment about the Dream Angels bralette she likes to wear to bed (?!), which obviously leads the New York Post to announce that it’s a special outfit she wears for Kristen. “It’s sexy and has a nice detailing that’s a little different,” she explains. “…It gives you nice cleavage. And I love blue. It’s nice to have a pop of color in your wardrobe. Especially for lingerie. It’s a little sexy.” I mean, congratulations to everyone all around, it sounds great.

April 9, 2017 – Stella and Kristen are seen walking around, and this time they’re both wearing crop tops, tiny shorts, tube socks and Vans. It’s Kristen’s 27th birthday and they spend it at the grocery store.

April 14, 2017 –  Eternally thirsty actress person Bella Thorne comes out as having a crush on Kristen Stewart.

April 21, 2017 – Our heroes are seen strolling through New Orleans; Kristen has combined her crop top with her ass-ripped jeans and has her hand delicately placed on Stella’s hip. Vogue thinks they have couples fashion down to a science.

April 28, 2017 – Why date Kristen Stewart if you can’t rub her buzzed head?

Seated at an outdoor dining table, Stella Maxwell rubs Kristen Stewart's buzzed blonde head.

Image: MEGA

The Mirror reports that “Kristen – who famously dated Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson – appeared to be sending a subtle yet sweet message to her girlfriend. The Personal Shopper star wore a white slogan tee with the shirts rolled up, and possibly in a nod towards what a day out with Stella would do for her, it read: ‘Make my day.'”

May 3, 2017 – We learn that Kristen and Stella are moving in together after roughly five months and change, which is honestly admirable restraint.

May 12, 2017 – Kristen Stewart is seen dining with some people who are not Stella, with notable large bruises up and down her legs. I would assume these were from filming Underwater, a sea monster movie that was not very good, but the Metro think it’s suspicious and that maybe her relationship with Stella is in trouble.

May 30, 2017 – The reputable publication the International Business Times reports that Kristen has started referring to Stella as her “wife.” The next day, Kristen and her wife are seen dangerously hanging out of an SUV so Kristen may take a sexy photograph of Stella with a cold coffee beverage.

June 2, 2017 – Believe it or not, Kristen and Stella are photographed getting coffee together while wearing cool, edgy outfits. This research has led me to believe that Kristen has an entire room of her mansion set aside just for her bomber jackets.

June 7, 2017 – TROUBLE IN PARADISE?!?!?!?? Kristen is seen leaving the home of her ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile on a pleasant summer morning, suspiciously wearing clothes that look a whole lot like the clothes she wore yesterday. Obviously we had a list of theories as to what could be transpiring between the two. Whatever it is, it doesn’t seem to be bothering Stella. The pair remain as casually, effortlessly cool and publicly affectionate as ever.

June 21, 2017 – Kristen and Stella are NOT fighting about cats and dogs, so don’t even ask.

June 27, 2017 – Maxwell and Stewart are seen walking with coffee, and Stella seems to be whispering in Kristen’s ear. What is she whispering? Probably, “Goddamn it; there’s a photographer over there.” A few days later, Maxwell is seen in Los Feliz, and then later they eat vegan Mexican food together. Gripping stuff. Because things are going so well, Kristen takes Stella to her favorite place, LAX.

June 2, 2017 – Kristen is NOT seeing Alicia behind Stella’s back! Move along.

June 7, 2017 – Somehow, Kristen, Stella and Robert Pattinson all wound up in first class on the same international flight; apparently the other passengers were all abuzz, though Rob and Kristen nodded greetings to one another and kept to themselves. Rob’s bodyguard stopped him from walking off the plane at the same time as Kristen and Stella, lest they create an even larger tabloid nightmare. Being famous sounds fun. Gossip Cop followed up with a very elaborate rebuttal to another tabloid rumor; apparently fka twigs did NOT ask Robert to stop calling Kristen and everyone should just stop asking! These people broke up five years ago.

July 14, 2017 – Kristen and Stella have adopted a rescue dog named Trip. Good thing they didn’t fight about cats or anything, I guess.

July 23, 2017 – Oh no.

A Radar headline reading "EXCLUSIVE: Busted! Kristen Stewart caught cheating on Stella Maxwell with ex! The actress & former flame Alicia Cargile 'never stopped having sex,' a pal says." Below, a picture of Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart combined with a picture of Alicia Cargile.

Never stopped!!! Not even once!!!!!!

According to Radar, Kristen has continued to “dip into the lady pond” with Alicia, even despite her live-in supermodel girlfriend matching all her outfits. “Kristen and Alicia are obviously still having sex and they have never stopped. Kristen has cheated on every woman she’s dated with Alicia,” says their source.

July 26, 2017 – Kristen and Stella crashed a lesbian wedding, and Aunt Linda was very excited

August 2, 2017 – Kristen is interviewed for Harper’s Bazaar, and opens up about her sexuality and relationships – she makes a metaphor about grilled cheese, which is very close to my heart. When asked if she’d ever date men again, Stewart appears completely open to the possibility. “Yeah, totally. Definitely… Some people aren’t like that. Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?’” As Grazia points out, she seems to decide to discuss her sexuality openly with major magazines around this time every year. Must be something Zodiac-related.

August 7, 2017 – I know you’re not going to believe me, but please bear with me when I tell you that Kristen Stewart is not trying to get back together with internationally renowned piccolini cuscino inventor Robert Pattinson.

August 31, 2017 – Lo, a passionate makeout session on the streets of New York City. The next day, Stella and Kristen held hands while they went to buy some fresh ravioli in Little Italy.

September 6, 2017 – Apparently now that Robert Pattinson and fka twigs have ended their relationship, Life & Style thinks he’s trying to get back together with Kristen! Everyone needs to calm down!

October 15, 2017 – Kristen is spotted at El Condor in Silverlake, getting drinks with Stella and a friend. She has a leather jacket on and smokes a cigarette. Classic Kristen.

October 27, 2017  – Ah yes, and here they are “flashing their abs” on a shopping expedition.

January 13, 2018 – Not a lot happened for a few months, but here’s Kristen getting Stella some coffee.

January 22, 2018 – We find out that this Lizzie Borden movie is going to be gay.

February 7, 2018 – Kristen and Stella head out for a spa day together.

February 14, 2018 – Robert Pattinson and Kristen are seen having a drink in a bar together.

February 15, 2018 – Here’s Gossip Cop shooting down a very weird rumor about Stella and Kristen planning to have children together. They’re not planning on it at this time, if you were concerned.

February 17, 2018 – Apparently there is yet another rumor that Robert and Kristen continue to ache for one another, and Gossip Cop says it’s bullshit.

February 20, 2018 – Is Kristen Stewart making Kaia Gerber gay? I mean, if anyone can.

March 9, 2018 – Kristen “flaunts her taut tummy,” walks around with a matcha latte. She continues to haunt the same few blocks of Los Feliz, as it seems like she does every single day. She sleeps… she wakes… she walks.

March 16, 2018 – Oh no! It sounds like Stella Maxwell maybe kissed Bella Hadid at a party several years ago! Is this relationship doomed?!?!?!

A slack conversation: stef: "THEY MAY HAVE KISSED THREE YEARS AGO AT THE SAME PARTY FOLLOWING KISSING CLAIMS" mollypriddy: "PASSIONATELY" stef: "well yeah, how else do you kiss bella hadid at a party? (the answer is "on a lot of cocaine probably"), also lol they are literally both supermodels at the peak of their careers, i bet they've been SALACIOUSLY seen at many parties together in the last three years." mollypriddy: "why wouln't they make out? i feel like attrative people basically have a duty to show off with each other."

March 21, 2018 – Interestingly enough, Kristen and Stella seem to be holding it together, despite Stella having maybe kissed another person sometime before they were together. Has anyone asked Stella how she feels about Robert Pattinson???

March 27, 2018 – Kristen and Drew Barrymore are NOT flirting with each other, despite what my imagination wants to think.

March 29, 2018 – You know what else? Kristen and Stella are NOT breaking up because of this dumb Bella Hadid rumor.

April 3, 2018 – Oh, you know what ELSE???? Kristen and Rob don’t seem to be getting back together, even though they maybe hung out at some point. Maybe next time.

April 9, 2018 – It’s Kristen’s 28th birthday and Stella got her an Instagram story:

An Instagram story posted by Stella Maxwell. The image is of Kristen Stewart as a small child with the caption "HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE"

April 15, 2018 – Oh look, here they are at Coachella.

April 18, 2018 – Here are those Drew Barrymore rumors I saw debunked before I ever heard anything about them! “Everybody notices there is chemistry between them,” says an anonymous source.

May 9, 2018 – Kristen goes to Cannes, wears a cute outfit, gazes adoringly at Cate Blanchett, as we all would in the same situation. Could it be that she yearns to enter into a romantic relationship with Ms Blanchett? Gossip Cop wastes no time in shooting down this rumor.

Kristen Stewart gazes adoringly at Cate Blanchett

This is the adoring stare of someone who will have the poached eggs with the creamed spinach.

May 25, 2018 – After returning to Los Angeles from Cannes, Stella and Kristen enjoy some sushi together. Things are pretty quiet for these two lately.

June 5, 2018 – Kristen Stewart is seen outside a party at the Chateau Marmont with – GASP – Robert Pattinson. Although they have been rumored to have seen each other a couple of times over the past few months, somehow this has convinced the tabloids that there is hope for this relationship that ended almost six years ago!!! You never know!!!!! Some people think a grainy picture of Robert depicts him holding Kristen’s hand, but eagle-eyed observers are quick to note that unlikely Batman Pattinson is actually holding a paper bag. Didn’t Fiona Apple sing about this once?

June 14, 2018 – Perhaps in an attempt to truly relive all her tabloid nightmare nostalgia, Kristen is seen dining al fresco with her Snow White and the Huntsman costar Charlize Theron. Haha, remember when they were in a movie together? That was weird.

June 17, 2018 – Kristen and Stella are then seen dining with Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid; if Kristen is bothered by Stella allegedly kissing her three years ago (which would be a weird move), she doesn’t look it. Stella, Kendall, and Bella are all walking for Versace in Milan Fashion Week.

June 29, 2018 – Were you worried about Stella and Kristen? You shouldn’t be. Here they are snuggling in public while out to dinner with friends in LA.

August 12, 2018 – Not only are Kristen and Stella fine, they’re also TOTALLY FINE.

August 14, 2018 – I appreciate the shade of this article about Chanel muse Kristen stepping out with Stella to buy some Dickies and “sturdy workwear.” This is because they are gay.

September 4, 2018 – It’s time for Kristen’s once-yearly tradition of addressing her sexuality to the media! She tells Mastermind Magazine, “Yeah, ambiguity is my favorite thing ever. In terms of sexuality? For sure – and also in making films, if you perfectly answer every question, you don’t allow for people to have their own experience and really indulge in thought. I feel that same way about how we fuck each other. You don’t want to know everything all the time.”

September 28, 2018 – You know who’s not going through a rough patch? Kristen and Stella. They’re A-OK! You can tell because this rumor keeps coming up.

October 14, 2018 – This doesn’t have anything to do with Kristen’s relationships, it’s just a bunch of pictures of her running around in leather pants on the Charlie’s Angels set.

December 6, 2018 – Stella is seen getting a “serpent massage,” which is a thing I guess! The papers all report that she’s still with Kristen, but we now know that the pair actually split sometime around November.

December 21, 2018 – In a move I literally forgot had ever happened until I was putting this together right now, Kristen starts appearing in public with a Los Angeles-based “style visionary and artistic influencer” named Sara Dinkin. That’s pretty much how everyone found out Kristen and Stella had parted ways. Don’t worry; Us Weekly put together a post-mortem on Maxwell and Stewart’s relationship, with an anonymous source claiming that the pair had “stopped seeing eye to eye and were living very different lives.” It is believed that Sara had acted as Kristen’s stylist in the past.

Kristen Stewart and Sara Dinkin walkng on the street, each wearing a white crop top, ripped jeans, sneakers and sunglasses.

Whoooo’s that giiiiiirl

December 22, 2018 – Now that the public’s been aware of this relationship for a full 24 hours, Kristen and Sara feel comfortable going for a morning hike with their dogs. They hold hands, it’s very sweet. In the meantime, Blind Gossip publishes this blind item that seems to suggest Kristen and Stella’s relationship ended because of infidelity, but not on Kristen’s part. Some commenters speculate that the third party could be model Langley Fox.

December 24, 2018 – Sara and Kristen are seen at the local health food store, buying health food! Stars! They’re just like us.

December 28, 2018Did you ever wonder what your ex from six years ago thought about your new relationship? I was just thinking that what this story really needed was more of Robert Pattinson’s alleged opinions! According to HollywoodLife, “Rob is surprised to see Kristen move through so many girlfriends so quickly. Seeing Kristen move from Stella to Sara has Rob wondering what it will take to keep Kristen happy, satisfied and interested.”

January 4, 2019 – Radar announces via an anonymous source that Sara Dinkin will be living with Kristen “in no time,” and that the breakup between Maxwell and Stewart was less than amicable. “Kristen was burned by Stella very badly, – She really wants nothing to do with her at this point because she knows now that Stella was using her to make a name for herself.” The source also added that Maxwell became “obsessed with fame,” claiming that “everyone told Kristen that, but she didn’t believe them.”

January 9, 2019 – Nobody loves walking around Los Feliz with a green juice, holding hands with a pretty girl who is also holding a green juice even HALF as much as Kristen Stewart.

January 11, 2019 – Kristen’s abrupt choice to go public with Sara Dinkin is apparently making Stella Maxwell FURIOUS (though honestly, Stella seems like she’s doing fine). In the meantime, Sara is apparently blocking Instagram users who tell her she will be cheated on in 2019, which seems like probably the right move.

January 22, 2019 – Just wanted to make sure you knew about this outfit.

February 7, 2019 – “Kristen Stewart is embroiled in a vicious love triangle involving old girlfriend Stella Maxwell and new love Sara Dinkin, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.”

April 13, 2019 – Kristen attends Coachella with her girlfriend Sara “Dunkin;” those two just can’t get enough of each other.

May 8, 2019 – Kristen Stewart’s friends are NOT worried about her partying too much, but thank you for asking.

May 23, 2019 – The National Enquirer report that Stella Maxwell and Miley Cyrus are hooking up again, and that Liam Hemsworth is into it; Gossip Cop refutes these claims. In fact…

June 5, 2019 – Suddenly Kristen is seen walking the streets of LA with a barefoot Stella Maxwell. Wait, are these two back ON???

July 16 2019 – Here’s Kristen topless on a yacht with her arm around a bathing suit-clad Stella Maxwell, and they’re even seen kissing while Kristen wears a captain’s hat. Things are over with Sara now, I guess!

A bikini-clad Stella Maxwell makes out with Kristen Stewart, also wearing a bikini and topping it off with a captain's hat

Surprise, bitch. Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me. (Image via Backgrid)

July 30, 2019 – It’s that time of year again; Kristen appears on the cover of Vanity Fair. Stella accompanies Kristen to the shoot, and Stewart tells the interviewer, “I only date people who complement me.” Later, when asked if she believes in ghosts, Stewart replies, “If I’m in a weird, small town, making a movie, and I’m in a strange apartment, I will literally be like, ‘No, please, I cannot deal. Anyone else, but it cannot be me.’ Who knows what ghosts are, but there is an energy that I’m really sensitive to. Not just with ghosts, but with people. People stain rooms all the time.”

August 14, 2019 – Remember two weeks ago when we were dating Stella because she complements Kristen??? Autostraddle is literally the first news outlet to break that Kristen Stewart is ALLEGEDLY swapping spit with screenwriter Dylan Meyer.

August 19, 2019 – AND LO, Dylan and Kristen are spotted wrapping limbs around one another on a stoop in Manhattan. According to resident body language expert Stef Schwartz, “Kristen’s hand on Dylan’s thigh combined with Dylan’s wry smile seem to indicate a playful relationship. Maybe they’re not serious yet, but they look pretty damn content together. Also, Dylan is drinking a hot coffee in August in Manhattan which is a crime against humanity.”

August 27, 2019 – Dylan and Kristen are seen cuddling and kissing on the street! Kristen looks happy with this one, I like it.

September 3, 2019 – Kristen speaks to Harper’s Bazaar and reveals that she was once told to tone down her sexuality in hopes of scoring a big role in a Marvel blockbuster.

There are people in the world who don’t like you, and they don’t like that you date girls, and they don’t like that you don’t identify as a quote unquote “lesbian”, but you also don’t identify as a quote unquote “hetero-sexual”. And people like to know stuff, so what the f*** are you?’ ‘I just think we’re all kind of getting to a place where – I don’t know, evolution’s a weird thing – we’re all becoming incredibly ambiguous. And it’s this really gorgeous thing,’ she added.

September 7, 2019 – Time for Kristen to talk about Rob for a change! While many are uh, surprised that Pattinson has been chosen to play Batman in an upcoming film, his ex girlfriend is extremely supportive. “I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I’m so happy for him,” she tells Variety. Also that day, Gossip Cop shoots down a rumor that Irina Shayk (recently separated from Bradley Cooper) and Stella Maxwell are drowning their sorrows together.

September 9, 2019 – You know this relationship is a big deal because they’re at Kristen’s favorite hangout LAX together.

October 27, 2019 – Well,

November 6, 2019 – Kristen goes on the Howard Stern show and announces that she is basically ready to propose to Dylan at any moment, which is how you know this two-month-old queer relationship is legit AF. Stern also asks if she’d have married Robert Pattinson when the two were together, to which she replies, “I don’t know. I’m not a super duper traditionalist, but at the same time, every relationship I’ve ever been in, I thought that was it.” Pressed to answer the question, she continues, “We were together for years. That was my first [love]. I was super in love with my high school boyfriend. Super, super f***ing in love with him. But me and Rob were a little older, and it was just like, ‘Guh-gung!’ He’s the best. He’s the best.”

November 13, 2019 – Kristen Stewart tells the world that she really wanted her character in Charlie’s Angels to be gay, and boy did she deliver. Unrelatedly, In Touch claims that Kristen Stewart hates Stella’s ex girlfriend Miley Cyrus! A source tells them, “Kristen feels like Miley used Stella – and she just has these high-profile romances for attention. She can’t stand it!”

November 18, 2019 – Wait, actually, is Miley Cyrus in love with Kristen Stewart? A source tells NW, “Miley left Liam because she’s never been able to get Kristen out of her head.” Honestly, extremely plausible! However, Gossip Cop thinks this rumor is FALSE.

November 26, 2019 – Kristen is seen running errands with Dylan in LA.

December 2, 2019 – Here’s Dylan and Kristen post-pedicure in Hollywood.

March 3, 2020 – Again, this has nothing to do with anything, just Kristen Stewart helping a friend move, stretching languidly in a crop top. Is she helping her friend move a sex bench? Most likely.

March 8, 2020 – Kristen and Dylan walk around Los Feliz in pursuit of lunch. They have no idea how precious these moments are about to become.

March 12, 2020 – As the entire world descends into chaos, Kristen heads to Tarzana to shop for rare guitars. Did she buy this banjo? Do you think Dylan Meyer is really fucking sick of hearing Kristen pick out Tegan and Sara songs on the banjo? I bet she is.

April 9, 2020 – A good birthday.

April 11, 2020 – During a particularly slow news time for tabloid gossip, OK claim that Dylan and Kristen’s relationship is not long for this earth. A source tells them, “Kristen has this nervous energy and impatience, it’s reflected in all of her failed relationships. She can’t sit still with one person, she needs attention from multiple sources. She rarely wants to even plan a date night with Dylan. It’s like she has one foot out the door,” Friend, what you just described is literally everyone quarantining in a relationship right now. Anyway, Gossip Cop (and I) conclude that this story is absolutely false.

June 29, 2020 – Kristen has been elusive lately, probably because nobody should be leaving their homes, but an enterprising paparazzo catches her and Dylan stepping out for coffee.

July 10, 2020 – Kristen and her friends pick up wine, a wiffle ball and a plastic bat, as poignant a comment on Covid-19 quarantine than any think piece I’ve read in the last several months.

July 12, 2020 – Dylan and Kristen have Japanese food outdoors and later are seen walking with iced coffees.

September 7, 2020 – “Their romance was getting severe.”

September 22, 2020 – Kristen takes over Dylan’s Instagram with an important message.

October 7, 2020 – Quarantine has messed with everyone’s schedules, so Ms Stewart has to wait until October to do her Big Gay Interview. To make up for it, she does this one with Clea DuVall.

“The first time I ever dated a girl, I was immediately being asked if I was a lesbian. And it’s like, “God, I’m 21 years old.” I felt like maybe there were things that have hurt people I’ve been with. Not because I felt ashamed of being openly gay but because I didn’t like giving myself to the public, in a way. It felt like such thievery. This was a period of time when I was sort of cagey. Even in my previous relationships, which were straight, we did everything we could to not be photographed doing things — things that would become not ours. So I think the added pressure of representing a group of people, of representing queerness, wasn’t something I understood then. Only now can I see it. Retrospectively, I can tell you I have experience with this story. But back then I would have been like, “No, I’m fine. My parents are fine with it. Everything’s fine.” That’s bullshit. It’s been hard. It’s been weird. It’s that way for everyone.”

Just popping in to point out that Kristen was 21 years old in 2011, mid-Twilight. I have many follow up questions!

October 17, 2020 – Dylan and Kristen are seen shopping at Gelson’s, a very nice if pricey grocery store chain in LA. They both look like they’ve spent their time in quarantine practicing leaning on things and being aloof.

November 3, 2020 – An Election Day treat:

November 14, 2020 – Kristen opens up to the Advocate about her sexuality. “I was really comfortably functioning conventionally,” she says. “Only in retrospect [do I] see that if I had just had my eyes opened to more ambiguity in a way that wasn’t weird, I probably would’ve had more crushes on girls when I was little. I just genuinely didn’t… I know now that [I was affected by] the world opening up for me a little bit more as I got older. The more artists that I met, people that I met, friends that I had, and different examples of things and ways to love and know each other presented themselves, I was like, ‘I can do that.’ I didn’t want to be called a lesbo. And I didn’t want to be that weird, gross, ‘d***y’ girl. And that sucks. It’s terrible. But I was always really attracted to, sort of, weirdness and otherness. I would’ve loved to have had more examples of that not being ridiculed and a point of scrutiny.”

November 25, 2020 – Clea DuVall’s holiday rom-com Happiest Season is released on Hulu. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a queer couple returning to Davis’ family’s home for Christmas, and wackiness ensues. Somehow this feels like the anti-Twilight, and it feels right. Stewart even spoke to our very own Heather Hogan about how excited she was to break the Christmas movie mold with this film, and how jealous she’d have been if anyone else got to play her character.

Stef Schwartz is a founding member and the self-appointed Vapid Fluff Editor at Autostraddle.com. She currently resides in New York City, where she spends her days writing songs nobody will ever hear and her nights telling much more successful musicians what to do. Follow her on twitter and/or instagram.

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22 Comments

    • Rob and kristen are still friend rob have seen everything, what was kristen lovelife goin on past few years. Do you think he did not regret his desicion , he was given up because of kristen’ s childiness . Now kristen is so wild easy to change a girlfriend🤣

  1. the whole time i was reading this i just kept thinking “stars: they’re dykes like us!” and laughing to myself. as someone who used to get mocked for how certain i was that kristen was gay, i feel a smug validation in how exactly right i was now that she’s out being gay on main

  2. Excited to read this, but also want to add that Panic Room came out in 2002. Tiny Kristen Stewart as Jodie Foster’s daughter. I think it’s right to start this timeline in 2008 (when she was almost an adult), but the wait was longer for those of us who were around to recognize a baby gay when we saw one.

  3. I definitely clicked on every link in this article and now know so much more than i ever hoped about kstew (and her fashion). team soko-era kstew over here. my first experience with gay stew dates back to her teen heist love triangle movie, “Catch that Kid” starring trademark Tomboy Kristen with L Word’s Bette Porter as her mom. a gay awakening for moi.

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