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The end of her involvement in the blockbuster Twilight movie franchise has been good for Kristen Stewart professionally — and now perhaps personally.

Stewart, 25, is happily dating her personal assistant Alicia Cargile. So says her mom, Jules Stewart, perhaps over-sharing this bit of news about her famous daughter”s love life in an interview with the Mirror UK, according to Jezebel.

And, yes, Stewart”s mom is perfectly fine with her daughter dating another woman. “What”s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She”s happy.”

“I”ve met Kristen”s new girlfriend,” Jules Stewart continues. “I like her. What”s not to accept? She”s a lovely girl.”

Rumors of a Stewart-Cargile romance have been circulating for nearly year, following publication of paparazzi photos of the two together. Jules Stewart has offered the first confirmation of the relationship.

Since retreating from the harsh public glare generated by the Twilight series, which included non-stop coverage of her romance with co-star Robert Pattison and an affair with an older, married director, Stewart has put her professional energy into proving her artistic cred.

She”s garnered critical raves for supporting roles in independent and foreign-language films with such acting legends as Julianne Moore (Oscar-winning “Still Alice”) and Juliette Binoche. For her role in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Stewart became the first American actress to win France”s prestigious Csar Award.

Martha Ross provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/marthajross.

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