If you watched the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, you may have noticed that two celebrities popular with the teens these days were glaringly absent from the show: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Neither Rob nor Kristen decided to grace the TCAs with their presence this year, leaving thousands -- no, millions! -- of fans crying, Van Der Beek-style, while clutching the remnants of their soggy Twilight posters, followed by serious talking-tos with their Edward and Bella action figures. Not cool.
And as it turns out, we have Rob to thank for the gross under-representation of vampires at the awards ceremony. Kristen wanted to go. But Rob? He was too cool for school.
According to a source, Rob wants to distance himself from the Twilight franchise in an understandable effort to not be perennially thought of as Edward Cullen. And going to the Teen Choice Awards would not have been good for distancing himself from Twilight. Kristen, on the other hand, wanted to go, and was kind of offended that Rob wants to dissociate himself from the thing that brought them together. A friend of Kristen's said: "Kristen had no problem whatsoever going to the Teen Choice Awards, but she was only going to go if Rob also went. It was primarily Rob’s decision not to go. He has been wanting to distance himself from the Twilight films for quite some time now. Kristen felt kind of hurt that Rob is so eager to move away with anything that has to do with the franchise. In a way, she takes it kind of personally."
Aw, poor Kristen. I wonder if she's listening to "Glory Days" right now on her iPod. No, in all seriousness, I can see both sides here. I get why Kristen would be bummed that Rob wants to move on from Twilight. And I get why Rob would want to move on from Twilight. I think out of the two, though, Rob's got the right idea. And I think Kristen is more bothered that Rob's moving on from her, not the movie franchise.
I, personally, am looking forward to the cinematic delights that these ex-vamps bring us in the future. Twilight was great, but it's time for a new chapter. It's time for a change. And hopefully Kristen will see that soon, too. Namaste.
Were you bummed Kristen and Rob weren't at the TCAs?
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