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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's on and off-screen romance has taken the world by storm.

But what it's also done is create some unwanted drama and public scrutiny, which the longtime couple wasn't expecting when they first decided to acknowledge their relationship.

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer recently spoke out about "Robsten," admitting that she feels bad that they have to deal with such harsh criticism -- especially since 22-year-old Stewart's highly publicized affair with her now 42-year-old"Snow White and the Huntsman" director, Rupert Sanders.

"Here's the thing: there are some actors who are looking to be world famous, to be that household name, and although they might discover that there are a lot of negative things involved in that, it's what they want," Meyer tells U.K.'s The Times.

"But that doesn't apply to Kristen and Rob," she continues, "That's what makes it kind of ironic and tragic. »


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