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Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight books that have been turned into a movie and pop culture phenomenon, recently discussed the cheating scandal and relationship woes between the Twilight Saga's main stars: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Meyer opened up and shared her thoughts about Pattinson and Stewart's romance. The author mentions how some actors are in the business solely for the opportunity to become famous or rich, but shares that that is anything but the case with Pattinson and Stewart.
Since the couple used to try to keep their love life very low-key and private, the fact that the scandal was so highly publicized makes the situation "kind of ironic and tragic,” Meyer said. Us Weekly reports that the author shared, “I just don't think they enjoy the parts [of fame] that other people would. And I totally get that, because it would not be my thing either.”
Meyer continued to explain that she feels guilty over the fact that their lives are thrown into the public eye, while she has been allowed to remain outside the Hollywood spotlight. She confessed, “At the same time - and this is where the guilt comes from - it's created this nice, peaceful place for me. They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about.”
Reflecting on the past couple of years, the author shared, "If they had the choice, I've no idea if they'd even do Twilight again. I just don't know. I think this has all come at a heavy price.”
After Stewart's affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director rocked the world, Pattinson and Stewart split up, but remained hopeful of reconciling. In the past few months, it was reported that the pair are back together, though Pattinson is currently filming in Australia, while Stewart remains in the U.S.