Kristen graces the cover of the July 2 issue of Entertainment Weekly. Click below to view the larger version in the gallery – we can’t wait to see the inside spread!

Did Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart confess their rumored romance backstage on “The Oprah Winfrey Show?”

That’s what one online report suggested in the wake of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” stars’ appearance (with co-star Taylor Lautner) on the show in May, but Kristen told Entertainment Weekly how things really went down.

“She glided over to me – and she was strong, by the way, really firm hands – and she said, ‘How are you?’ I said, ‘Good.’ She said, ‘Good. Are you nervous?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I am, but I think I’m OK.’ She said, ‘Good. We’ll have fun,’” Kristen told the mag. “And then she just walked away. And that was the most I talked to her backstage.”

However, Kristen also addressed something she did say – a recent comment in the media comparing paparazzi photographs of herself to rape, which she later apologized for.

“I’m so sensitive about stuff like that. It is the one subject that means a lot to me. I made one movie directly concerning it and I made another one where my character has a horrible history of rape. I talked to a lot of people about it,” Kristen told EW. “I used the wrong word. I should have said ‘violated.’ But I’m young and emotional. It’s just the way it goes sometimes. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I just feel like people got so excited once they saw that it was me. It was like, ‘Sweet! Lets get her!’”

Robert also defended Kristen, taking aim at the “little nerds… on their little blogs” who had attacked the comment.

“None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first – who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites,” he noted to EW. “That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy.”

However, Rob added that doing “The Twilight Saga” gave the cast plenty of interview opportunities – and chances to defend each other.

“That’s the only way,” he said of using interview time to dispel rumors. “All of us stick together as well. There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs.”

“You can say so much more than me. It’s insane,” Kristen said, chiming in.

“That’s not true at all,” Rob responded. “When did I say anything [controversial?]”

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is due in theaters June 30.

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  • Jun 23, 10Claudine says:  

    GORGEOUS!! She looks like a grown woman here =]

  • Jun 23, 10ana says:  

    Kristen looks beautiful!
    I love what Rob said…”little nerds on their little blogs”
    That is so true!!
    Stay Strong Kristen!! We love you :)

  • Jun 23, 10shonla says:  

    She looks hot! God her hair. I’m sooo happy its longer! Don’t get me wrong the Joan hair she pulled off very well but I like her hair longer and I agree with her I think they really went crazy with what she said because it was her and people just love to hate on her! Haters! Anyway she rocks my socks! I love her!

  • Jun 23, 10kate says:  

    Great cover! Kristen looks so beautiful! I am happy that Rob defended her regarding her rape comment. Personally, I think the media made a bigger deal out of it because it was Kristen. Also the media makes millions selling the garbage that the paps produce so of course they are on their side. I am appalled that the rape crisis center spoke out against Kristen stating that she chose to act and makes millions therefore she has to deal with it. Yes, Kristen has chosen to act but she wants to keep her personal life private – she does not invite the paps to stalk her and take photos of her during her private time with their high powered lenses. Since when does the center critizise the victim? They should have defended her by asking why the paps get away with stalking a young woman.

  • Jun 23, 10amy says:  

    Kristen is so BEAUTIFUL!

  • Jun 23, 10Marcie says:  

    She looks so pretty here. She has been wearing that necklace quite often, must be special. Like she said she is young, which gives her license to make mistakes and room to grow. I feel bad for her, but as her fans we should stop going to gossip websites to see unauthorized photos of her in her normal life away from the Hollywood glamour no matter how much she interests us. Maybe it will stop gossip columnist from writing falsities and stop the papz from taking as many pictures.

  • Jun 23, 10dean says: