Kristen Stewart needs love to feel real.
The "Cafe Society" star covers the Fall Women's Fashion issue of T Magazine, where she opens up about how her romance with "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson was made more difficult by public interest in their relationship.
"People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product," Stewart, 26, tells the publication. "It wasn't real life anymore. And that was gross to me."
Stewart, who dated Pattinson on-and-off from 2008 until 2014, says that while she never wants to "hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life," she also doesn't "want to become a part of a story for entertainment value."
But the actress has been more open lately about her romance with her former personal assistant Alicia Cargile, showing plenty of PDA in Los Angeles.
Stewart referred to Cargile as her girlfriend for the first time in July, and the actress explains that dating women has given her an encouraging reason to be more upfront about her love life.
"I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive," she shares. "I still want to protect my personal life, but I don't want to seem like I'm protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people."
And Stewart has a lot of love to show off.
"I'm just really in love with my girlfriend," the actress told Elle UK last month. "We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'"