With her upcoming roll in Snow White and the Huntsman, it looks like Kristen Stewart is like the Disney Princess in more ways than one. Not only does the actress have an 8-year-old cat named Max, but she also helps care for her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson’s, dog Bear, according to People. When asked which animal loved her more, Stewart said, “They both love me in very different ways. Bear is literally a child.” In reference to her cat Max, she stated, with an unpleasant face, “I mean, we live together. He’s like my roommate.”  In 2010, the actress even said, “I’m going to be a crazy cat lady one day, I’m sure.”

How can caring for a pet together bring you closer as a couple?

Cupid’s Advice:

Caring for an animal with your beau can really bring you together as a couple. Here’s how:

1. It enables you to watch your partner in action: How your mate treats an animal is a strong indication of how he will treat you and your potential future family. If he couldn’t care less if the dog has enough food or water, or locks it up in a cage all day, chances are he will become a self-centered father and husband.

2. It is a symbol of commitment: Adopting an animal together is a serious thing. It shows that you are willing to form an emotional bond together revolving around another life. It shows that you are not intending on leaving anytime soon.

3. You are responsible for a life together: Caring for an animal the two of you both love is the first step to being accountable to someone other than each other. This can be the first step in deciding whether or not you want a family with this person.

How did your pet bring you and your love closer together? Share your thoughts below.