Kristen Stewart has found love after splitting from French singer SoKo (real name Stephanie Sokolinski). The American Ultra star has opened up about her rekindled romance with girlfriend Alicia Cargile. Stewart had dated Cargile in 2015 but split from her in October.

"I think also right now I'm just really in love with my girlfriend. We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again,'" the 26-year-old actress told Elle UK for their September issue.

"When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn't like it. We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, 'That's mine. You're making my relationship something that it's not.' I didn't like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I'm so much happier."

The new couple were spotted together for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival on 15 May. Since then, the two have been spotted together on a number of occasions.

On 20 July, Stewart and Cargile were pictured holding hands while strolling on the streets of Los Feliz after enjoying a quiet lunch at the Japanese restaurant En Sushi.

"They were both in a good mood, smiling and very animated towards each other," an eyewitness told Entertainment Tonight. "When standing outside their car, Alicia started hugging Kristen and kissing her on the neck. They were both aware that they were being shot, but were not shying away from the camera."

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Stewart and Cargile were pictured holding hands while strolling on the streets of Los Feliz after enjoying a quiet lunch at Japanese restaurant En SushiAndreas Rentz / Getty Images