One month ago (or so), Robert Pattinson was photographed by X17 in LA. He was driving his truck and a lady was in the front seat with him. At first the lady was unidentified, but then some people claimed it was Riley Keough, daughter of Lisa Marie Presley (and granddaughter of Elvis). Riley’s rep went to Gossip Cop and said that Riley and Sparkles were NOT dating. Although now that I’m looking back on it… the rep didn’t deny that it was Riley in Rob’s car. Anyway, some sites went with Gossip Cop’s denial and some sites didn’t. Like, Hollywood Life has been running endless stories about Rob and Riley like they’ve been hooking up this whole time. And guess what? They probably have been.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson might be soul mates in the movies, but in real life, Pattinson has a new leading lady. As revealed in the Aug. 5 issue of Us Weekly, the Twilight actor, 27, has been “hanging out and hooking up” with longtime pal Riley Keough, whom he met through her mom, Lisa Marie Presley.
“She’s the first girl he’s liked since Kristen,” one insider says of Keough, 24, the granddaughter of the late Elvis Presley. “[They're] having a lot of fun.”
Keough, who appeared with Pattinson’s ex Stewart in 2010′s The Runaways, was most recently linked to her Magic Mike costar Alex Pettyfer. (She even sported an engagement ring from the actor for a short time in 2012.)
Pattinson, meanwhile, ended his tumultuous four-year relationship with Stewart back in May, after struggling to get over her July 2012 fling with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. “He really put her through the ringer,” a source told Us after their breakup. “Ultimately, it was like, ‘Either we move past this or we don’t. It wasn’t good for either of them.”
Hanging out with Keough, on the other hand, could be just what Pattinson needs to get his groove back and regain his footing in the dating world. “He’s scared of meeting anyone new,” an insider told Us shortly after his split from Stewart. “So many people are after him for the wrong reasons.”
I know the Twihards will demand their Twihard Proof of this dangerous liaison, but I don’t have any convincing Twihard Proof. All I can tell you is that from what I’ve seen, Us Weekly has solid sources within Team K-Stew AND Team Sparkles. Us Weekly got the tip that Kristen was fooling around with Rupert Sanders last year, and they followed up and got one of the biggest exclusives of the year. Us Weekly also got some really good exclusives on Kristen and Rob getting back together and their breakup. I’m saying that I think this story is for real. Rob is banging Riley Keough. And he probably has been for at least a month. And when Riley’s rep went to Gossip Cop, it really was some damage control on Riley’s part, because she didn’t want to be attacked by roaming bands of Twihards.
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