Kristen Stewart opens up about 'true love' for Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart says she was 'truly, deeply' in love with Robert Pattinson, despite what people like Donald Trump said
Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

Kristen Stewart says she was "deeply" in love with Robert Pattinson and "really, truly believed in it", despite years of rumours claiming otherwise.

The Twilight co-stars dated for four years after portraying lovers in the teen vampire and werewolf romance films.

Stewart infamously cheated on Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders in 2012, but in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar wants to let fans know her love for her co-star was very real.

"I've been deeply in love with everyone I've dated. Did you think I was faking it?" Stewart said.

"I've always really embraced a duality. And really, truly believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn't like getting made fun of."

Gossip website Hollywood Life reports Pattinson was pleased to hear Stewart's comments, with a source saying he is, "so far past any bitterness when it comes to Kristen, all that bad blood is over".

Stewart faced tremendous public criticism when her affair was made public.

One passionate Pattinson fan caught up in the scandal was reality TV star and real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who has gone on to become the US President.

In a series of 2012 tweets about the issue, Trump claimed Stewart was "like a dog" who would "do it again".

Stewart didn't respond to Trump's insults directly in the Harper's Bazaar interview, but did comment on life in the US with him in the White House.

"It's obviously terrible what's happening but at the same time, it feels good to be part of a wider female community that is finally standing up for itself. I've never felt such a strong sense of community. So it's brought us together," she said.

"The catalyst for this is regrettable, obviously, it's shitty. But at the same time I think that you need something to stir things up in order to get people to come together and define their opinions and force them to be heard."

Previously, Stewart had referred to Trump being "obsessed" with her as "f**king crazy".