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Let's not confuse fact with fiction here. Even though Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship is on the rocks following the revelation that Stewart cheated on Pattinson with Snow White & the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, the couple's onscreen relationship in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 has never been better. That's why Summit Entertainment isn't losing too much sleep about how the scandal will impact the upcoming release of the final Twilight film.
"While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November's opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," Summit president of worldwide marketing Nancy Kirkpatrick said in a statement. "We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audiences alike."
Bella and Edward just got married and had their firstborn child in Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 and, in the final moments of the film, R-Pattz's sharp-fanged alter-ego finally turned his beloved into a vampire. That means that the last Twilight movie won't include any more relationship drama between the husband and wife team. They're finally happy, and they can live that up now that they're both vampires.
It's a shame that the same can't be said for Pattinson, 26, and Stewart, 22. The promotional tour for the movie -- which for past films in the series has lasted several months -- will likely be very awkward for the two of them. It's not easy having to stand next to someone and paste a smile on your face when there are a lot of hard feelings stewing between the two of you. We wouldn't be surprised if Summit keeps Stewart and Pattinson separated during the press tour despite Kirkpatrick's assertion that everything will continue on as planned.
Still, this means Pattinson and Stewart can't keep hiding forever. Eventually, Rob will have to talk to the press, and the upcoming release of his gritty thriller Cosmopolis (in theaters Aug. 17), for which he'll reportedly be making the promotional rounds, means that could be happening sooner rather than later.
Stewart, meanwhile, is still smarting from the backlash of the leaked images of her hooking up with her 41-year-old director. Even her apology -- which easily could have been something Bella wrote for Edward -- doesn't seem like it will be enough to save their relationship.
"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," she wrote. "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."