Now 25 years old, the polarizing actress covers Marie Claire
's August issue, in which she talks about growing after what she calls a "really traumatic" period in her early twenties. Following worldwide fame for her breakout role as Bella Swan in the Twilight
series, the actress became involved in a highly publicized cheating scandal
with her then-married Snow White and the Huntsman
director, Rupert Sanders. At the time, she was still dating her Twilight co-star
, Robert Pattinson.