‘New Moon’ Isn’t Just For Teens: Moms Love It Too

November 23rd, 2009 // 8 Comments

In its opening weekend, The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in a whopping $140.7 million since its Los Angeles premiere. And an article by USA Today confirms what we’ve already suspected–it’s not just lovesick tweens who bought tickets for the vampire love story. A love story, we seem hell bent on making into a reality between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Adult women–including mothers and grandmothers–have found themselves entranced by the books and consequently lined up at the movie theater. 35-year-old Stay-at-home mom, Lori Joffs tells the newspaper, “But as an adult who has faced reality, it’s escapism of a different kind, remembering those first twitches of falling in love and reliving it through Bella.”

Member of the University of Missouri’s communications department, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, is studying the popularity of the Twilight franchise and tells USA Today, “Teens perceive Edward as an ideal romantic mate, despite being a vampire and rather controlling and what someone said is the likeliest candidate for a restraining order. He’s so into her. The adults compare him to their own partners, who obviously can’t match up.”

Meanwhile, we can’t help but wondering how the relationship is going in real life. KStew and RPattz certainly seem to be having a good time, but then again, they’re always so secretive.

Gallery Info:
Robert Pattinson leaves the Megu Japanese restaurant in Manhattan after a late night dinner with Kristen Stewart (not pictured).

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. okay

    Suuuuuure he was with Kristen.
    It seems like he is *always* with Kristen, yet there aren’t pictures. They had a whole meal and no one saw them and no talked about it on twitter?
    Bleh, sounds like speculation to me.
    Let them date if they are, and stop posting unreliable, regurgitated sh!t from other sites.

  2. olga from RF

    oh, Rob…he’s amazing!!!! still in NY …good for him!

    i think Robert’s performance was awesome in new moon….well done!!! Edward in new moon is really hard to portray but he’s great… now i respect him not only as a unique personality but also as a really good actor.

  3. olga from RF

    oh, Rob…he’s amazing!!!! still in NY …good for him!

    i think Robert’s performance was awesome in new moon….well done!!! Edward in new moon is really hard to portray but he’s great… now i respect him not only as a unique personality but also as a really good actor.

  4. aha

    Um where are Kristen’s parents? she has no chaperone unless you count Rob and c’mon he’s even more clueless than she.
    I think she needs to catch a flight back to la to be with her parents. And he back to England.

  5. enonymous

    @aha, that’s funny. I think she’s considered an adult now :S
    I just wonder if she has no friends of her own. She’s only seen with Rob and his friends when she’s not working. Odd.

  6. hmmmm

    @enonymous 2:06 pm

    You’re right. She seems to be one of those girls who goes from bf to bf and when she has a bf, she does NOT hang with any female friends.

    I don’t think she even has any female friends. For a while there was Nikki Reed, but that was when she was in the process of breaking up with the now ex-bf, Michael Angarano. She needed Nikki as a buffer and was rarely seen out in public without Nikki to hang on to.

    Now that she’s moved on to the next bf (Pattinson), she doesn’t need Nikki any more. She goes out either with Rob or with Rob and his friends. He has friends. She doesn’t.

    She’s one of those.

  7. Camden

    I always find it odd, that usually whenever Rob and Kristen have a “secret” dinner, they always manage to take a photo of Rob, but usually not Kristen. And its only really mentioned in the articles…

  8. RobstenFOREVER!!

    Love is in the air

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