By Jared Sais
Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart constantly leave people guessing. After news broke that Kristen cheated with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Rob immediately moved out of the home they shared, causing many people to believe that the duo was calling it quits. However, in the months since then, they’ve been seen together quite frequently, even doing press together for the final installment of the Twilight series. Most recently, the couple resurfaced in Los Angeles after Rob spent two months in Australia to film The Rover. So has our favorite vampire really forgiven his leading lady for breaking his heart? Our celebrity detective is here to analyze their body language and tell you what he thinks.
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One of the first things I noticed in this photo was that Rob was hiding his hands behind his back, which is a way of trying to be open and not seemed closed off. My guess, though, is that he’s using self-touching gestures to relax or make himself feel more comfortable with the given situation. Usually, a self-touch is as simple as rubbing your hand with your thumb.
Rob also has facial expression of contempt rather than happiness, as only one side of his face is showing any real movement (the main criteria for the expression of contempt). You may notice that he is barely leaning towards the fan or into the picture, meaning he doesn’t really want to be there and would rather get back to his night. Given his past with Kristen, Rob may want to get away from her as well.
Now, let’s look at Kirsten. It’s clear that she’s excited to take this photo, which is ironic because she’s not known to be enthusiastic with paparazzi or fans. If you look at other examples of Kristen with her fans, she’s always showing a more serious look, but this time, it’s the exact opposite. So what does that mean? Easy: Kristen’s in panic mode and keeps thinking (hoping) that everything’s okay with her relationship. This response typically happens when someone cheats. She wants to reassure both Rob and herself that things are fine and back to normal. She’s even acting like things are better than before.
One more thing: As the trio pose for the picture, you can see the fan and Kristen lean towards each other, while Rob is almost pushed to the side. Once again, we see that he didn’t want to be in the picture or do the “celebrity” thing. He just looks awkward.
Although Rob is smiling, it’s less than Kristen’s smile, meaning that someone else in the car is giving him a hard time or that he hasn’t yet let go of the fact that she was unfaithful, preventing him from fully enjoying his evening out.
You see that Rob’s hand is holding up his head. He may just be tired from his trip home, but generally, tilting the head down means shy or vulnerable because it’s the body’s way of covering the throat. Boxers and professional fighters will do this move to protect themselves from getting hit in those sensitive areas.
Kristen is leaning towards Rob just slightly, with her hand (not her body) reaching for her man’s affection. You can see, though, that she’s acting a bit more comfortable in this situation. Her leg is up, showing that she’s relaxed. Plus, she’s smiling in a genuine way.
As a side note, it might just be a late night for both of them, but I have a hunch, mainly by observing both their eyes and non-verbal cues, that they might be under the influence of alcohol. That would explain quite a lot.
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I love this picture mainly for Rob’s facial expressions. Sure, we can’t see his eyes behind his sunglasses, but I can still tell he’s not happy. He can’t help but feel hurt. You can also see that his lips are a bit pinched, meaning he’s angry.
Kristen isn’t really showing much emotion. It looks like she’s processing information and/or focusing on something.
I know the tabloids are stating that these two lovebirds are better than ever, but I don’t believe the hype. Rob is still very hurt, and Kristen is trying to make everything better. Only time will heal this couple, but if that doesn’t work, Rob will eventually end things for good. Sadly, as of now, it seems like Rob still isn’t sure of his relationship; he’s stuck in his head rather than enjoying his time with Kristen.
Jared Sais is co-author of the website The Non-Verbal Game, where you can find free downloadable content. He is an expert in non-verbal communication, who specializes in body language, micro-expressions and lie deception as they relate to life and love.