“Twilight” fans jumped for joy when an Instagram account, seemingly run by actress Kristen Stewart, appeared on the social media site Thursday. But unfortunately for the account’s 28,300 brand-new followers, the page has been deemed a fake.
While a rep for Stewart has yet to release a statement confirming or denying the Instagram page’s authenticity, Gossip Cop is reporting that @k.j.stewart, which lists itself as the “official account” for the actress, is not in any way affiliated with the film star. “Kristen Stewart does NOT have a public Instagram account,” a source “close to Stewart” revealed to the site Thursday.
The account first caused buzz online after a seemingly candid image of Stewart, 24, posing with a male and a female was shared on the account Thursday. “Hello Instagram,” read the black-and-white photo's caption. The image has received more than 3,300 likes. Several other images quickly followed, each featuring the “Still Alice" film star showcasing various hairstyles. Some of the photos were labeled as throwbacks, while others were simply captioned with emoticons.
After the account received a wide number of followers in a short period of time, its unknown creator posted this message: “Thx for following! Ya’ll are f---ing amazing. I still keep my friends/family photos private. Hope u all understand. Thx for support.”
Despite several outlets, such as the Daily Mail and HollywoodLife, reporting the account might actually be run by Stewart, Gossip Cop claims all publications reporting the account to be authentic are “not true.”
While some of Stewart's admirers may be disappointed to learn that the account is more than likely a fraud, the notoriously private actress did admit to having a personal Instagram account during an interview with USA Today in October. “I have a private Instagram so I can keep in touch with my friends because I’m always away,” Stewart revealed (via Just Jared). “We have a shared photo stream.”
As for Twitter, the performer's fans shouldn’t expect to see an official page anytime soon. “What would I tweet about?” Stewart told USA Today. “Who are you talking to? What are you saying? Imagine sitting here right now and thinking, ‘That’s a good thing to say to the world?’ I can’t even understand it.”