co-star, Robert Pattinson, she's altered her outlook when it comes to talking about her love life."I wasn’t hiding anything," she says of not speaking much about Pattinson, 30, while they were dating."I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.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.
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.
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.
"I think it takes a minute to sort of acclimate to communicating with so many people at one time, with like, 'the masses,' you know," she shared.
A media storm ensued, because the pair fulfilled the hopes and dreams of Bella and Edward fans everywhere. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life.
That appeared to end when a photograph surfaced in 2012, of her kissing director Rupert Sanders, who helmed the Stewart-fronted about her past relationship with Pattinson." People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product," Stewart said. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.”The lessons she's learned since her time with Pattinson have aided Stewart with her current relationship with visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile, about whom she says, "I love her so much."" I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,” she said.