It's been over a decade since Twilight turned Kristen Stewart into a bona fide star.
And in the time since the actress, turning 29 on April 9, became the leading lady of one of the biggest film franchise's in the world, she's also managed to become something of a tabloid fixture thanks to her endlessly fascinating dating history. But as her tastes in partners have evolved and broadened, with Kristen openly declaring in a 2017 interview with The Guardian that she's, in fact, bisexual, so too has her position on the way she approaches the public's role in her relationships.
While she's always been fiercely private and surely always will be, there was marked shift in Kristen's thoughts right around the time she began dating women as well as men.
"When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn't like it," she told Elle U.K. in July 2016. "We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, 'That's mine. You're making my relationship something that it's not.' I didn't like that."