Rumours ran wild this week with speculation that Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson had found love with Riley Keough – one of Kristen Stewart‘s old friends.
Reports broke after the British actor was reportedly spotted driving around Los Angeles with the redhead over the weekend.
Despite similarities between the model, 24, and Rob’s female passenger at the time, Riley’s representative has been quick to deny dating rumours.
“Riley isn’t dating Rob,” the rep for The Runaways star told JustJared.com. “And I can confirm that Riley was not photographed at all this weekend.”
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One person who will no doubt welcome reports that Rob and Riley are not a couple will be Kristen Stewart, Rob’s former flame.
Kristen became friends with Riley when they co-starred in the 2010 film The Runaways. Riley was among guests at Kristen’s 23rd birthday party on 9 April, which Rob also attended.
While Rob and Riley have denied they are dating, they do share a modelling connection. Rob is the face of Dior Homme, while Riley has modelled for Dior Cherie. Their paths would have crossed at Dior events in May and June.
While Rob and Riley dating is definitely “not true”, a source close to Rob has said he’s open to dating again.
The Hollywood heartthrob is in “a good place” since his turbulent relationship with Kristen ended in May. “Rob is just enjoying hanging and chilling with friends at this point in his life,” said a source.
Kristen and Robert dated for three years after meeting on the Twilight set. They temporarily split in 2012 after Kristen had an affair with director Rupert Sanders, who she met while working on Snow White And The Huntsman.
Kristen asked for Rob’s forgiveness and the couple rekindled their romance, only to split again this year. Rob is said to be focussing on his upcoming film, Map to the Stars.
He will star alongside other big names, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska and Julianne Moore in Toronto, Canada.
It will also mean the 27-year-old actor will be spending the majority of July and August in Toronto on set and away from both Kristen and new friend Riley.