A well known fan site I frequent has had a good discussion going this week regarding future openness (or not) by Rob and Kristen regarding their relationship.
Specifically, the topic discussed is if they will support each other or not on the Red Carpet when one of them has a premiere. My view on the topic has changed a bit as this discussion has proceeded.
Those of us who are truly fans of them wish for them to be able to experience some normality in their relationship. We can't help but smile at them when they look at each other, when that bubble is up, and there needn't be guilt over this if we witnessed this in a setting such as the Eclipse premiere. I don't care that they were working that night: people just don't look at each other like that without something quiet serious going on. But since they were supposed to be there together, they had the perfect excuse. If they behave even remotely close to that, say for example, at a Welcome To The Riley's screening, then their relationship would be the story and the movie an afterthought.
But can they show up together, ignore all the reporters, and simply be there together? That all depends on what they are comfortable with. The relationship
is old news, but it's still the hottest topic. Such an appearance would certainly draw coverage. To what degree? The first one would probably be huge. And, IMO, it would begin to taper off afterwards.
Most true fans agree that the private nature of the relationship is special. As Rob said during his Nightline interview, he is not trying to "sell" it. That interview was as close to an admission as there has been. Kristen wouldn't even have allowed that much discussion. It's far too real to "sell" therefore, protecting it is the absolute correct action. For Rob and Kristen, with their relationship being the uber hot topic that it is, the "no comment" IS really necessary to counter balance what's already in the public domain.
So there is the need to protect what is real. Plus, neither of them are attention whores. I have written before that one the most appealing traits about Kristen (and thus, Rob) is being 100% genuine. She grew up in Hollywood and it's my opinion that one of her biggest turn offs is the fakeness that permeates much of Hollywood and the endless self promotion of some it's inhabitants.
The Red Carpet is sort of a cheesy, self-indulgent, "look at me" kind of deal. It's the kind of event I think I Kristen never looks forward too, regardless of her relationship.
We might see Rob show up at her movies, and vice versa. Kristen showed up solo (for the cameras she was solo) at Rob's Remember Me premiere. However appearing as a couple on the Red Carpet doesn't seem to fit the R\K personality.
As a friend stresses to me, the best we can hope for is that they can choose to do what feels comfortable to them. Our vicarious addiction must come a distant second.
One final thought of a hypothetical future event that will happen someday. And its just opinion as is everything else i say. If Kristen were nominated for an Academy Award ---- Wild horses couldn't keep Rob from being there to cheer the loudest.