Oh, twihards. I should know by now that your obsession with everything Robsten-related knows no bounds, but yet again, your tenacity took me by surprise. Seriously, thanks to you, my brief celeb sighting (which didn’t even crack my Top 10 moments of Coachella 2012) has made me go viral. Um, thanks?So, here’s the (not very exciting) dish: on Saturday night around 11, my friends and I were sitting on a blanket waiting for Radiohead to go on. We were to the left of the stage, just in front of the VIP entrance. I was fiddling with my phone when I heard someone say “Hold up, guys. We should wait for them.” And even before I looked up, I knew it was Kristen Stewart. Turns out she has a really distinctive voice. (Either that, or I’ve watched way, way too many Kristen Stewart movies. I like my first theory better.)She was holding Robert Pattinson’s hand and they were with a couple of other people. He was wearing a grey tshirt and looking like his usual disheveled, adorable self, while she looked gorg in a black top and red lipstick. They were wondering about someone named Nikki’s whereabouts.
My friend was going to take their photo, but I dissuaded her. It’s weird, but I feel oddly protective of Robert Pattinson. I’ve met him and think he’s a genuinely nice guy; the last thing I wanted to do was make him feel uncomfortable or draw attention to them. These kids seem like a normal young couple who rarely get to do normal things, and I didn’t want to ruin their moment. They were wandering around the general population unnoticed, and I was reluctant to invade their privacy (more so than I already have). Still, I shot off a quick generic tweet just to tell my friends that I saw them.Of course, I soon found out that tweeting about a Robsten sighting without including some photographic proof is the quickest way to get the twihards twihating. I got a bunch of messages about how I was clearly mistaken and had obviously confused them with another couple. Seriously? I can’t claim to be an expert in much, but four years of writing and/or copy-editing stories about these guys almost every single week has made me pretty confident that I know my Twilight inside and out. (And I can’t tell you how sad that sentence just made me.)There were a couple of really sweet tweets, however, mostly praising an interview I did with him way back in 2008 (twihards have long memories). And the messages about how I was lying were outnumbered by the messages demanding every. single. detail. What were they wearing? Did they look loving? Has his hair grown out or will he need a wig for the Breaking Dawn reshoots? Have I ever seen another couple so epically soul-matey? I’d love to tell you all that I watched him throw her down on the grass and make love to her before a unicorn appeared to whisk them into the clouds, but they were just a normal looking couple surrounded by their normal looking friends, eager to see Radiohead like the rest of us.Radiohead was awesome, btw. So were M83, St Vincent, Girl Talk, The Hives, SBTRKT, The Rapture, Gary Clark Jr, tUnE-yArDs, Santigold and Childish Gambino. But you don’t care about that, do you? You just want to hear about how she rested her hand on his chest (which she did) and how he took her hand and led her through the crowd to the VIP section (which he did). That’s why I just did a phone interview with E!News, and why I’ve been quoted in The Daily Mail, Hollywood Life, Lainey and more. Of course, if you want the full scoop, you’ve come to the right place. And be sure to read more details about Robsten’s Coachella adventure here.