Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have fallen in popularity, according to research done by the Davie-Brown Index. This research uses hard statistics to measure the likeability of celebrities. They’ve both taken a big dip in likeability since Kristen’s affair came to light. This goes to show just how the “Twilight” saga seemed to put Robert and Kristen together as one entity. It seems as if the one person who came out ahead in the popularity department is Liberty Ross.
One might think that Robert’s popularity would rocket from sympathy votes after Kristen wronged him, but apparently this popularity research goes deeper than that. The roles of Bella and Edward that they play in the “Twilight” movies made them a popular couple. Then by taking the romance off the screen and carrying it through to real-life, the fans of the movie continued to stay invested in the two. Now that the romance is on the rocks, that fantasy is winding down, according to E News.
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Kristen Stewart did see one rise in her numbers and that is the fact that more people know who she is today than they did last year at this time. With this cheating scandal saturating the news, this comes as no surprise. She saw a big drop in the popularity department as her rank of number 460 on the “Aspiration” list from 2011 dropped to number 1413 on the list today.
Robert’s popularity has waned and he is as about as popular today as Marc Anthony on this list. He was at number 1873 on the list last year and today he is at 2473, not far off from the end of the line, as only 2,600 celebrity names appear on the list. While the couple’s breakup has something to do with them falling in popularity, the “Twilight” saga could also be winding down for people. With similar sagas like the “Hunger Games” offering up new teen heroes, it could be that the couple has run the gambit.
“Breaking Dawn” Part 2 isn’t due out until November and much time has passed since Part 1 was released. The fans have gone for some time without a new offering in this installment of movies from Bella and Edward. “Out of sight, out of mind” could be part of the numbers falling.
Robert and Kristen both saw losses in the popularity departments, with Robert gaining in movie roles since this affair broke out. Kristen has become more “well known” than ever before since this scandal, but the real winner is Liberty Ross. Liberty’s career got one big jump start since her husband’s cheating put her in the headlines. According to Radaronline, She is inundated with requests to read for new movie roles. The offers just keep coming in!
Reference: E News, Radaronline