Though ‘Twilight’ feels like it ended eons ago, for fans, the franchise still feels relevant. The movies set off Kristen Stewart’s epic rise to stardom, and while critics argue it wasn’t her best work, Bella Swan did become iconic (and meme-worthy to boot). Some fans even want to see Kristen become a vampire again.

But since ‘Twilight’ ended, Kristen’s embraced many dynamic roles. From intense action films that take place underwater to rom-com roles where she plays one half of a gay couple going home for Christmas, Kristen’s done it all.

While ‘Twilight’ sent Stewart skyrocketing, the same isn’t entirely true of her co-stars. Robert Pattinson went his own creative direction, to be sure, and has had plenty of success in everything from modeling for Dior to becoming Batman.

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What about the other leading lad in ‘Twilight’ though? Taylor Lautner seemed to fade from public view following the franchise’s end, but fans are curious about what he’s been up to and how close he is with his former co-stars.

Namely, whether he and Kristen Stewart remain friends. Admittedly, the pals didn’t have the greatest chemistry in ‘Twilight,’ according to Nicki Swift. Their kissing scenes were awkward, both stars confirmed, because they were good friends (and Kristen was dating Robert at the time).

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But they really became their respective characters, so it was really Bella and Jacob kissing, not Kristen and Taylor, they claimed. Kristen even said, “Bella has got such tunnel vision that Edward is the only thing for her. That’s a strange perspective. So when Taylor Lautner and I kissed, it felt like such a different dynamic. I was nervous as hell.”

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But a few years later, in 2015, Kristen exclaimed in an interview, “I love Taylor. He’s one of my boys… He’s like one of my best friends.” That year, Taylor attended the premiere of Kristen’s film ‘American Ultra.’ Time clearly didn’t take a toll on the friendship as fans may have feared.

In 2017, the two were photographed together again at a fashion show after-party. Fast forward to 2019, and the pair were still getting together regularly, including at Taylor’s 27th birthday party, reported Who.

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While Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson might not have much of a relationship left today, it’s a different story for the other ‘Twilight’ headliners. And that’s a relief for fans who stanned Bella and Jacob all those years ago.

After all, if they can’t have a vampire-werewolf love story, at least they can have a heartwarming friendship between two stars who never would’ve met if it wasn’t for those darn vampires.

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