Robert Pattinson's Confession About True Love Could Explain Why He Hasn't Dumped Kristen Stewart

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robert pattinson kristen stewartFor years, Robert Pattinson would laugh off any personal questions interviewers threw his way. But recently -- probably because the Twilight Saga is over now, and he feels like he can put on his grown-up pants -- he's thrown caution to the wind and is actually opening up a bit more. Talking about those closest to his heart and how he feels about true love that "lasts a lifetime, like in the movies."

When Seventeen Espanol asked if he believed in that kind of thing, he said, "Definitely, yes. It sounds cheesy, but I see it with my parents." Awww! 

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RPattz elaborated:

My dad met my mom when she was 17, and they're still happily together. ... Most of the kids at my school had parents going through divorces. So it was great seeing my parents sticking together.

Well, that explains it! The actor has always seemed sunny about long-term love, even when we think he must be going through the darkest hour of his relationship with Kristen Stewart. Now, we can most definitely attribute that cock-eyed optimist's view -- at least in part -- to having parents with a "rather cute" happy marriage

Don't get me wrong -- this is not to say that children of divorce are necessarily pessimistic about how their relationships will turn out. But at least from what I've seen in my own life -- and with my own fiance whose parents divorced when he was just a toddler -- it seems as a general rule, they seem more cautious and less likely to wear rose-colored glasses and believe Hollywood fairy tales do come true. And hey, given how many marriages do go bust these days, maybe that's not necessarily an unwise way of approaching relationships.

But I, like Rob, am an adult whose parents have stuck together since my mom was 17 and, thus, have the same idealistic POV. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

How did your parents' relationship status affect your outlook on relationships?


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Bruic... Bruickson

My parents celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in June(they met in junior high and married when my mom was 17). My husband's parents divorced when he was a teen. I had a perfect example of what to do in a marriage and he knew what NOT to do. So far (we've been married almost 5 yrs but together 9) so good. We've had hard times but I think we've learned a lot from our parents marriages.

atmar... atmartin06

My parents have been married for almost 40 years and still love each other very much, so in that way I hope to be like them.  However, they have a very traditional marriage where my mom actually does totally submit to my dad and obey him as head of the household (she won't even vocally disagree with him on anything), so that is where I will definitely do it differently.  I believe in husband and wife being equals and both heads of the household.  I won't marry anyone who wants me to obey or submit to him.  

Joyce Whitt

I have been married over 45 yrs.  we married when I was 18 he was 19.  We are still in love and I adore him.  Both our parents had life long marriages until death.  We had good examples of marriage and love for on another.  Of course my parents were from the old school of the wife being submissive .  I came from 10 children, 7 girls 3 boys.  My father worried more about us girls.  He always taught us to be strong on our own.  We sisters are best friends and are proud our parents were so in love. They showed affection for each other and we saw they loved ea other.  I believe in love at 1st site. 

Mary Baird Smathers

my Parents were married for 41 yrs before my father passed and I have been married for the last 14 yrs not sure why its so hard for the younger generations to sick things out. my hubby and I have had our days where we agree to disagree and we have hated each other but we have prevailed. Just think before you open your mouth and if you run your mouth say your sorry and never never go to bed together mad!!!!

Lily Raven

I grew up in a single parent household and having a true love relationship for me is bliss. Ideally given I went through two relationships before finding a relationship worth having til the end of time :) So thumbs up for True Love from me

nonmember avatar micki hess

My parents met August 9th 1960 two months later they were married. My mom was 17 years old and my dad was 21 years old. Yes, they were married on 10-10-60, they celebrate their 52 wedding anniversary this year.
My hubby and I are still married for 30 years. We went on two dates and he proposed to me on our second date, let me clear something up, we met in high school, but didn't dated. We started working at the same company. Thank goodness they don't have rules about dating other employees.
We are still going strong, we hae two children that are grown, two natural grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
Yes, parents can have influences on their childrens' relationships.

Rita Curry

  My Mother, divorced my, so called father, when I was 41/2 years old, thank God. When I was 5yrs, she married, my Daddy. They were married,about 60yrs, until my daddy passed away. I met my husband, when I was only 14, & he was barely 17yrs. old. We married when I was barley 16, & Scott was 17. We had 2 children, & were happy, most of the time. Nobodies happy all the time. We were married, 32yrs before, Scott, passed away. I haven't even gone on a date, even though, I've been ask, because nobody could ever, compare, to my husband. So, yes I believe a marriage, can last a life time, & should. I wouldn't change anything, except, the love

Rita Curry

   I hope, Rob & Kristen, can make it, forever, because, they were made for each other!!!!!!

nonmember avatar Christine

My parents have been married for 34 years. They have never once had a fight. They met when my mom was 26 and my dad was 37. They were engaged and married within 6 months. My dad is the only man my mom has ever been with. We are not a big, share your feelings, kinda family and I think it has affected every relationship I've had because I've never really opened up. I don't like to talk about myself or share how I'm feeling. I don't think I will ever get married because no one sticks around long enough. The longest relationship I had was just over a year and it only lasted that long because I was scared of him. I don't know how my life is going to end up but I do know that I want children soon.

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