Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Caught Kissing: Will They Go Public Now?

Normally camera shy "Twilight" couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart surprised their fans on Monday when they were photographed in a rather amorous pose. In the pic, the twosome were caught in the midst of a kiss while celebrating the premiere of Rob's "Water For Elephants" in New York City.

Admittedly, we've spotted the two looking love-dovey before, but this time seemed to really confirm their relationship status. In a number of snapshots taken that night, the two cuddled, laughed and kissed. These photos not only (finally!) gave hard evidence to all the "Are They Dating?" headlines, but also, in some way, shed some light on what their relationship is like. But will they finally confirm their relationship?

"I don’t necessarily think this will open the floodgates with them going public; it could have been a slip-up," celebrity journalist Dave Caplan explained to Hollywood Crush. "It established them much more as a couple largely because of the back story. She came into New York specifically to hang with him and his parents [and] in this case it confirms what we knew all along."

In turn, Dave, continued, "It shows a seriousness of their relationship at the same time. Now that we've seen this kiss it'll make the public more comfortable [and] in a weird way calm down a little bit because it's established that something romantic's going on. They're no longer as salacious, and it also re-energizes the public's interest in their relationship."

As much as it gets some ink on the gossip pages, for Robsten, nothing will change in terms of how public they treat their relationship. "I think it means nothing for them as a couple," Perez Hilton said, mirroring Dave's sentiments. "I don’t think there was any doubt remaining. I don’t think it's going to change their relationship in any way.

"They will continue to do what they’ve been doing up until this point," he went on. "I don’t think people were that surprised… I don’t think it was anything that was that huge. For now [it makes a headline]. They’ll still go to great lengths to arrive separately to events."

Regardless of what it all means, we're happy for them. They are just the cutest ever!

What did you think of the snaps of Rob and Kristen kissing? Are you now convinced they're an item? Tell us what you think in the comments and on Twitter!

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