Kristen Stewart Should Live in Robert Pattinson's 'Shadow' for the Sake of Their Relationship

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kristen stewartKristen Stewart has had an undeniably rocky year, so it's no wonder she seems to be seeking some downtime these days. She's dropped out of the upcoming film, Focus, and sources say she did it to prove to Robert Pattinson that she aims to prioritize him. Meanwhile, relationship expert and advice columnist Diana Falzone is super-supportive of KStew putting her career on hold. She tells, "I think she needs to chill out! She’s had so much fame, so much media attention, that maybe living a little bit in his shadow may not be the worse thing for her or their relationship.”

Interesting. Usually we hear how living in your partner's shadow is a horrible idea, destined to create power struggles and pollute your relationship. But it does seem to work for some couples ... 

Take Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, for instance. Okay, so she's not totally in Ben's shadow. She's still got paparazzi chasing her down all the time, and she still gets to wear designer gowns down the red carpet, and I'm sure she's still getting offers for work here and there, but the fact of the matter is that her acting career has taken a back seat while Ben steps into the limelight for a while. And they've been raving about how that's working out for them. Granted, they are also raising their three kiddos, which isn't of KStew and RPattz's concern currently (although they are "parents" to two doggies). But it's still similar.

As Diana Falzone went onto suggest:

The emphasis is [a] temporary setback to her career -- I think if she just takes a couple of months, hangs out with him and really re-establishes that bond, they’ll be fine.

I kinda love that. Although one partner being more successful than the other for too long can certainly create strain, there's nothing wrong with a temporary, little "break," wherein one person takes the backseat on breadwinning and takes on a different role to bolster the relationship. It can actually work wonders. My future husband is in a union and occasionally gets some downtime between jobs, and sometimes, him being off and able to help in other ways is a lifesaver!

That said, I doubt Kristen would want to keep her career on the backburner for that long, and she shouldn't. But she should definitely consider doing it in the short-term if it will make her happier and their relationship healthier.

How do you feel about one partner "living in the other's shadow"?


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Mari Tan

She don't live in the shadow of Rob.  You don't follow enough the truth about this two, all but horrible gossip and innuendo. Their plan which will be in full force is to sattle down after Twilight. She will take a year off after marriage and try for a family.

yulii yulii

eye rollingno esta viviendo a la sombra de nadie y mucho menos de rob eso es mentira ya que en una pareja se aseptan y se apoyan sin importar nada al igual ellos se quieren y estan tratando de arreglar las cosas.

nonmember avatar tia

@Mari Tan: wow, talking about gossip and you talk about she's getting married with Rob you her friend?

Maybe it's good for her, but people are not stupid enough to know she needs Rob to bring back her image. If their relationship is last, that would be a good thing (though I doubt it). But, if it's the opposite, she's only will get another title beside homewrecker, a parasite.

nonmember avatar Jean Baker


Please women - language!!! Your hate is so nasty. Your negativeness makes yourself a woman nobody wants to be with. Fight for something really important, read a book or just eat another sandwich...

Sydnee Becker-Witwer

  Pahlease, she's been in his shadow the whole time. Other than the Twilight saga she has never done one successful film. As I heard 'The Runaways' made less than their budget and she was reviewed as wrongfully cast in SWATH (and yet somehow that  film is getting a sequel). While 'Remember Me' (despite claims that it bombed) as I heard was one of the top films of 2010 and 'Water for Elephants'  made I think in the hundred millions in the box office and it as well as Rob's performance got excellent reviews. I'm sorry but she is the worst actress I know of and at interviews and events always looks like she doesn't want to be there. I don't understand why she was ever in acting in the first place. 

nonmember avatar Kassidy Kramer

I think it's a great idea for them at lest Kstew has to much glory as it is so.......... she just needs to chill

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