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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson may have hit some major speed bumps on the way to their happily ever after, but even with the pressures of fame, fanatical fans, and that pesky married British director threatening to come between them, they've managed to stay together.

The person who brought the the two together originally, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, is speaking out on behalf of the couple, claiming that the two young stars are victims of their own celebrity.

"Here's the thing: there are some actors who are looking to be world famous, to be that household name, and although they might discover that there are a lot of negative things involved in that, it's what they want," Meyer tells the U.K.’s Times Magazine.

"But that doesn't apply to Kristen and Rob,” she says. “That's what makes it kind of ironic and tragic.''

While Meyer has certainly reaped rewards from the success of her books, it hasn’t come without a cost, namely the guilt she feels for having so much judgment placed on her stars.

“They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about," says Meyer. “I think this has all come at a heavy price.''

Source: The Times Magazine, The Huffington Post