Kristen stewart admits dating robert pattinson

14 Apr

"Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me," she explains.

"It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves." As for her screen time with Pattinson, Stewart says she understands why not everyone would like theblowup as being generally traumatic,” she notes.

The actors, who have been dating since last year, were due to make their first public appearance as a couple at Sunday's Bafta Film Awards, but ended up arriving separately.

Pattinson, 23, was proudly cheering from the audience when his American girlfriend, 19, was named as the winner of the Bafta Rising Star accolade at the star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

Despite dating for over three years, the couple were notoriously private about their relationship.

“I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine,” Kristen explained to .

I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world." "When I was dating Rob, the public were the enemy -- and that is no way to live," Stewart admits.

“When I was dating Rob, the public was the enemy—and that is no way to live. “It would take someone with a really unhealthy amount of ego to be upset that everyone doesn’t love them.It would be silly to say I don’t care what people think of my work and who I am, but stuff is polarizing, period.” Further recalling what it was like when she became an overnight A-lister thanks to her role as Bella Swan in the book-turned-movies, Stewart adds, "I used to try too hard, because I was nervous. I’ve just grown out of it." WATCH: Kristen Stewart on Where Robert Pattinson Romance Went Wrong -- 'Our Relationship Was Made Into a Product' In an exclusive interview with ET in October, Stewart also opened up about how she's come to deal with being in the public eye.Romance rumours have surrounded the couple since the first Twilight movie came out in late 2008.Their sizzling chemistry convinced 'Twi-hard' fans they were an item and was often commented on by their co-stars.