Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: The fate of their romantic relationship after the actress' indiscretion with Rupert Sanders, her Snow White and the Huntsman director, still hangs in the balance. But she may have indirectly just made things a bit more painful for her one-time and maybe still boyfriend. An image from her first published photo shoot since the cheating scandal has emerged; it's featured in the September 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine. Yes, this is the issue that Miley Cyrus covers and in which she ironically talks about how good her own longtime relationship is with her now-fiance, Liam Hemsworth.
The fact that Stewart looks stunning, uber-cool and totally like herself in the shoot, rocking out in her signature edgy style, rather than playing a character for a high-flying fashion editorial, must be hard enough for Pattinson. She's wearing oversized shades with a Dolce & Gabbana "Blondie" T-shirt and super-short cut-offs, and she has a red leather Balenciaga blazer thrown over her shoulder. Plus, she's standing in the fountain at Five Hotel, upping the sizzle factor even more.
But adding insult to injury for her disgraced boyfriend perhaps is the fact that this shoot happened during much happier times for the coupleÂ—during the Cannes Film Festival in May. The publication snapped pics of stylish stars like Stewart while they were in the French Riviera promoting their filmsÂ—or just seeing and being seen during the premieres.
Of course, the glam festival is also where Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson made waves, not only with their respective movies, On The Road and Cosmopolis, but also with their noteworthy (and out-of-character) PDA at several after parties. For a pair who has been known to be notoriously private about their personal romance, their Cannes cuddling was surprisingÂ—and seemed to cement the fact that their relationship was stronger than ever.
Coco Perez has a sneak peek at Stewart's hot shot here. Maybe she and Pattinson will give it another "shot," too.