Thursday, December 24, 2009
The Story So Far: Robsten 2009
It was the year of the Ox by the Chinese Calendar.
It may have been the year of Obama, Michael Jackson and financial crises.
For most of us, it was the Year of the Bubble.
Now, we thought long and hard as to how we would recap 2009 in terms of Robsten.
Okay, actually we didn't. We decided to give you our Ten favourite Bubble moments in 2009. With some we cheated a little, giving you two for the price of one ;)
10)MTV Movie Awards/Sweet Goodbyes, summer separation, June 2009
They spend the night together at the Charlie Hotel and MommaStew came to hug and wave Rob goodbye. For many, this was the first "evidence" that there was an actual Robsten
9) Sam Bradley Concert Flirting/Kristen in between the Pattinsons @ Rob's 23rd birthday, May 2009
A flirty night out was one of the first hints at the existence of Robsten. And then, when Kristen was a 'special' guest at Rob's birthday and left with him and his parents rumours and conviction started swirling indefinitely.
8)New Moon in Italy, May 2009
A few private moments in a professional setting. The world got a glimpse at the reunion scene in New Moon. We got a glimpse of the Bubble.
7)Comicon 2009, July 2009
Comicon Robsten Moments
It was the first time we saw Rob and Kristen in public after the summer separation and naturally we were looking out for some sweet reunion love. Rob and Kristen didn't disappoint with ass grabs, playful arm slaps, borrowed caps and worried Summit reps, all showing the Bubble was still very much alive.
6)Rob busted: Tokyo Leg Check, February 2009
Smirking Kristen, naughty Rob. It's a miniscule Bubble moment, but one of our favorites because of the heat in that little fragment.
5)New Moon: European Promotion Tour, November 2009
New Moon on Tour? More like the Bubble on Tour! Many Robsten moments during the European leg of the New Moon Promotion Tour. As the tour progressed, Rob and Kristen became more comfortable around each other in front of the watchful eye of the camera.
4)Cuddling @ Kings of Leon, August 2009
Some fans call this the Official Robsten Day, since it was unexpected and new to see Rob and Kristen THIS close in public. Up until November this was our favorite Bubble moment.
But then November came, as did the top three ;)
3)Harper's Bazaar, November 2009
Beautiful spread, beautiful couple. (click the link for bigger shots and the article)
2)London press conference handholding under/behind the table, November 2009
This one was close to being our number one, because it is a professional setting and yet Kristen is so comfortable with Rob while she is answering the questions. One of the few times they are not being professionally c*ckblocked either. Plus, while this is a definite Bubble moment, they still remain professional and genuine.
1)Handholding in Paris, November 2009
Words are very unnecessary with this one. A couple holding hands. Period.
2009 was a rollercoaster year. But there were many, many Bubble moments. We picked our ten favorites, but we could have picked 10 more. Let's not forget Kristen's Rob (and his hair) impression at the Teen Choice Awards, or the way he guided her to the stage. The weekend before they started filming Eclipse. The list goes on and on.
There were highs and lows. The Bubble was a constant high, the everlasting gossip and paparazzi chase was a deep low. Investikudos has always tried to remain respectful of Rob and Kristen and we can only hope we succeeded in doing that. We occasionally longed for more openness, but after compiling this entry, we reassessed and admit that we had plenty of openness in 2009. Maybe even more than we (all) realized at the time.
2010 will provide for many Robsten moments, especially professionally with Welcome to the Rileys, The Runaways, Remember Me and Eclipse coming out.
Privately, we hope Rob and Kristen will remain as private as they long to be, but we also wish them the freedom to be in love. And if occasionally we get a Bubble moment thrown our way, without it being damaging to them, that would be a wonderful treat :)
Note: we own little, but we definitely own the curiosity to ask you for your favorite Bubble moments of 2009 :)
Happy Holidays, everyone :)