Stewart goes public with relationship with girlfriend
AMERICAN actress Kristen Stewart, who played the love interest of Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movie series and subsequently in real life, is for the first time speaking publicly of her current love interest - another woman.
The 26-year-old spoke with the British edition of Elle magazine in an interview to be published in its September issue about her on-again, off-again year-long relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile. The issue hits news-stands on Aug 3
"I'm just really in love with my girlfriend," she said.
"We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"
She arrived hand-in-hand with Cargile for the premiere of her latest film, Woody Allen's Cafe Society, at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in May this year.
Earlier, Stewart had dated British actor Pattinson, who played a telepathic vampire who falls in love with a human portrayed by her in the Twilight movies.
But the fairytale romance turned scandalous when photos surfaced showing Stewart kissing and hugging the director of her film Snow White And The Huntsman, Rupert Sanders, who was married, when she was still seeing Pattinson.
She said her earlier relationships with men was a reason that she has now gone public.
"When I was dating a guy, I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn't like it," she told Elle UK.
"We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book.
"It changed when I started dating a girl.
"I had to alter how I approached being in public.
"It opened my life up and I'm so much happier."