It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves."For Stewart, dating Pattinson yielded more attention than she ever wanted.
"If it didn't seem like a relevant topic, like something that needed help, I would have kept my life private forever.
that she is "like, so gay," the 26-year-old actress didn't mean to diminish the love they shared.
"I didn't talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine," she tells .
co-star—earning them the nickname "Robsten"—taught her a lesson in what happens when her personal and professional identities merged. "It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself," the 26-year-old actress says.
And Kristen makes a point to emphasize that her going public with her relationships today has nothing to do with a moment of "Now I’ve realized who I am!It wasn't this grand statement, 'I was so confused! ' I have not been struggling."As for why she decided to come out publicly, she says, "It just seemed important, and topical."While many fans turned on Stewart after her breakup with Pattinson, she doesn't regret her time spent with the 30-year-old actor—or the film franchise that made them internationally known movie stars."Every step turns you into the person you are, and yeah, ['s in-jokes, she says, "Those lines in someone else's mouth would have been interesting, but not, like, 'Whoa. '"The tabloids have eased up on the actress in recent years, allowing her to focus on her desires. Throughout the relationship, however, she kept relatively mum about her personal life.Now, however, Kristen has finally put it all out there in an interview with London's .The 26-year-old actress shared that she "didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.