Pattinson and Kristen
May 19, 2013 5:07AM | by In Touch Weekly
In Touch can confirm that the Twilight pair have thrown in the towel— at least for now— after three years of dating.
“They’re on a break,” an insider close to the couple tells In Touch. “They had a blowout fight last week and called it quits a few days ago.”
The duo were recently seen together after the Met Gala in New York City before flying back to LA on May 8. They also celebrated K.Stew’s 23rd birthday together and attended Coachella music festival, where they were spotted holding hands.
But earlier this year, the pair spent months apart while Rob filmed The Rover in Australia — and despite Kristin’s pleas to visit, sources tell In Touch that Rob was insistent on keeping his distance.
“Rob doesn’t want her to visit,” a friend of the troubled couple told the mag in March. “He felt like they needed space. He wants a break.”
But it’s been a long time coming. “Even before he left to film in Australia, Rob told Kristen that he wanted them to spend the time apart,” says the pal.
There’s been trouble in paradise ever since Kristen cheated on Rob with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, in July 2012. Kristen then publicly apologized to Rob, and Rupert to his wife and kids. In January, Rupert’s wife, Liberty Ross, filed for divorce.
Their rollercoaster romance has always kept fans guessing, but only time will tell if this is really the end of the ride.