In a T cover story, Kristen Stewart talks about why she's willing to talk about her relationship with visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile.

Stewart, 26, and Cargile have been dating for three years.

She previously was involved with Robert Pattinson, her Twilight saga co-star.

Stewart told T, a style magazine put out by The New York Times, why she was so hesitant to discuss that relationship publicly.

“People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product,” Stewart said. “It wasn't real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. It's that I don'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. 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,” she added.