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."
"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."