Robert Pattinson gets drunk to ‘numb the heartbreak’ of being with K-Stew

Here’s my knee-jerk, superficial assessment of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s extracurricular activities: she’s the pot-smoker and he’s the drinker. She always looks and acts stoned and he usually looks like he’s hungover and/or coming off a bender. From what I’ve gathered from Rob’s interviews over the past few years, I think he probably is more into getting boozy rather than getting stoned. And I think if Kristen has a choice between multiple recreations, she’s always going to choose pot. Does this mix make for a good relationship? Probably not. But then again, they’ve made it work this long so maybe they know something we don’t. Or maybe Rob’s drinking is just getting worse and worse and Kristen is in denial?

After Kristen Stewart broke Robert Pattinson’s heart last July by cheating on him, Rob turned to alcohol to drown his sorrows. And now he can’t stop drinking, according to friends.

“Rob was a complete mess over Kristen’s cheating and began drinking to numb the heartbreak,” says a close source. “Rob doesn’t just drink with friends while out, he drinks by himself at home and always reeks of alcohol.”

His friends became worried last year, but little did they know it would only get worse once he reunited with Kristen. Insiders say that Rob has not stopped drinking, and he and Kristen have been going on late-night binges together, often staying out until 7 am.

“His friends are so scared for his health, they’re trying to figure out a way to help him.

Rob has become so dependent that he now brings vodka on set, where he drinks it all day long while working.

“He even has plans to open up an exclusive bar on Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, where he can party in peace and not have to worry if anyone’s watching.”

“Kristen doesn’t try to help Rob, because she doesn’t see a problem with the drinking. Everyone thinks they have a very unhealthy relationship. The best thing that could happen for Rob would be to ditch Kristen and stop drinking – to save not only his acting career but his life.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

The thing about his drinking vodka while he’s working… well, I hope that’s not true. That’s a really, really bad sign. But I’ve always thought that “drinking alone” was one of the most overblown “indicators” of a drinking problem. Sometimes you just want to sit in your house alone and have a drink, you know? You’re not driving, you’re not making a fool out of yourself publicly, you’re just getting your drink on in private and who cares? Now, does Rob have a drinking problem? God knows. He’s been looking mostly sober-ish lately, but that doesn’t mean anything. Gossip Cop spoke to a “source very close to Rob” who says that this story is crap. But I do think that if Rob and Kristen’s relationship has taught us anything, it’s that they’re both self-destructive in completely different ways.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    He is aware that he’s not actually Edward Cullen? He’s not tied to this woman?

  2. marie says:

    I think he gets drunk cause he’s in his 20′s, hell I know I did just because I could, nothing wrong with it. In the pap shots we get of them, he never looks that sauced.

    He was so hot in that VF photo-shoot, what the hell happened?

    • Ramona says:

      Yes! Where did the hotness go? He is not aging well. Is his face bloated from the drinking? I realize he is pale because he is British but he does live in California. Is it the hair that made him hot? Where did the bone structure go?
      I think he stays with Kristen because he has a romanticized view of his parents relationship. They met very young and are still together. Rob wants to have the same thing.

      • Lauren says:

        He does have some psychological issues being with her. Even before scandal it was clear he let’s her mistreat him.

      • Another Ann says:

        I’m looking at that first picture from Coachella – where do you see bloat?? Dude is pretty thin.

        I agree that the facial hair is a mess, but he’s always done that. He finally shaves when it’s time to film or promote, and then he looks good again. His hair is growing out from his last role where he had a shaved head.

        He’s one of those people that can look completely average in one shot, but then cleans up super well and looks great in the next.

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        You do know that they use a lot of makeup in photo shoots and in film making? When they were first considering him for Edward, their question to the makeup artists was ‘Can you give him cheekbones?’ The jaw line is all his, but the cheek bones have always been sleight of hand. :)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I just watched Cosmopolis the other night and I finally saw some of the hotness there.

        He did a solid job in that performance-not amazing, but solid. Cronenberg can be pretty tough with the dialogue but Pattinson turned out to be capable enough.

      • Liv says:

        I think he’s underrated as an actor. He’s quite good – not brilliant, but good. He needs more experience and good projects. And he should dump Kristen.

    • Tig says:

      He’s a Brit, and he enjoys his beer- he’s said so himself. I don’t buy the drinking all day stories either, tho God knows, one can understand why he would.
      I agree that he has romantized this relationship- like, he is protecting her from the Internet hordes, or some such garbage. She is hanging on with both hands bec it keeps her in the press. If she had any heart at all, she would end it.

      • Olivia says:

        @tig well I guess turnabout his fair play since she kept him in the press when he didn’t have a job for a year and a half. No one cared what he was doing except for when he followed Kristen to Paris for fashion week or he went to the swath set for visits.

    • dahlia says:

      He has a hot button that he can turn on or off I’ve realized. He seems to only turn it on for professional obligations than hides the hotness for day to day activities so as not be molested on the regular by horny twihards when running errands,etc.

      • Flo says:

        You hit the nail on the head with this comment. He is so pretty that he tries very hard to disguise it. I think it possibly has to do with being taken seriously as an actor. He also looks incredibly young when he’s clean shaven, so I think that’s another reason for the beard. He cleans up better than anyone IMO. I just wish he wanted to look like that all the time, but he leaves the polished look for his films and red carpet appearances.

      • novaraen says:

        So does Kristen. She is NOT hot at all by day…and they gets pretty for special work functions and awards shows only. Then slips back into her keds, oversized T-shirt and ugly high-wasted jeans/jean shorts again once it’s all over.

  3. Apples says:

    Please. That guy behind RPatz in the last picture has a bigger beer gut than he does. (But, I still appreciate this article. Go, Star Mag, keep this gossip gold burning bright.)

  4. gogoGorilla says:

    I am always struck by how perfectly average his looks are. I guess i do not get the fascination with these two.

  5. NM9005 says:

    It’s STAR. So a shitty source.

    They’re still together after Twilight (film and DVD). They’re still together after the scandal. Pattinson is often with her, maybe not on red carpets but they do make an effort to be with each other. When couples aren’t seen together anymore (see Miley and Liam) and there are legit sources from People or Us Weekly about the dire state of the relationship, then it’s time to worry. It’s Star!

    His career is arguably more promising and packed than hers so why do they stay with each other? They don’t need each other for their careers, people only think of the scandal when they’re seen, they don’t have any positive press behind them (most of the time). Obviously, they want to be together and undergo the scrutiny. At this point, it would be better for them to break up if they care about their image.

    • mom2two says:

      Separate no one really cares about them…together their star burns brighter. I think that’s why they’ll keep their chemistry free romance burning bright. Especially since she seems to have no new movies on the horizon and he does, so she can at least walk the red carpet with him.
      No R Pattz fan here but I don’t buy the drinking my poor life choices away story.

      • NM9005 says:

        Really? Because Stewart is very polarising and is followed by paps and still commented on all the time. They love to hate her. Girl doesn’t even have a career to speak of and they are still interested in her.

        And why does their star burn brighter when they aren’t pictured together on RCs? Only casually when they both look frumpy and pissed off with the paps.

        They are together behind the scenes (as proven again by the MET Gala) not in your face so they don’t do it for PR. He was in the same city as her and they left together but he didn’t attend the Gala and she left the Gala with their mutual friends. What benefit does this give them? None.

        They’re not exactly hamming it up for the cameras and both are famous in their own right now (Pattinson for his career and being a hearthrob and Stewart is lots of other things but not a working actress).

    • BrendaGT says:

      Yeah, I don’t get why people still think they are faking the relationship. There is absolutely no reason to fake it now.

      He is so unattractive now. Gawd, what in the hell happened to him?

      I don’t see him aging well at all.

  6. Deb says:

    Douchbag and dirtbag have to do something to cope with the awfulness of their faux hipster lives and the drudgery of their PRmance. A match made in codependent heaven.

    • Anname says:

      Always so lovely to read Deb-Downer’s comments on Rob. I could not disagree with you more. This PR argument is so ridiculous- being with her HURTS his career if anything at this point.

      Re the Star story, it’s just silly. Clearly Rob enjoys his social drinking, but there is no indication it is anymore than that. You never hear about him showing up somewhere drunk or acting inappropriate, or problems on set.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      LOL! The stans are out in full force this morning.

      @Deb, be proud to be a downer! LOL

      • Aussie girl says:

        I don’t think @ deb was been a downer she was just keeping it real

      • Anname says:

        First off, the fandom labels are the dumbest things on the planet. That said, I’d rather be a “stan” (whatever the heck that actually means) than take the time to continually post about somebody I don’t like.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        Dumber than posting to tell someone they are a downer because they have a different opinion? Okay!

      • Anname says:

        NO gorilla, of course everyone has diffent opinions, that’s the whole point of a discussion board. Just about everytime I post here I get called out for my defense of Rob. My point was that Deb and a few others post their super-negative opinions over and over again. We got it, you think the guy sucks in every way possible, and there is absolutely nothing good about him. The “absoluteness-of-his-horribleness” is a bit of a downer.

      • Miss Bennett says:

        Anname you are relentless in your defense of Mr.Pattinson. This loyalty is admirable. However, you do realize that you can’t change or invalidate someones opinion by contradicting them right? Your responses must be for your own comfort, not an effort to convert disbelievers. For the record I do not dislike him. He seems to be a nice person and he’s making some interesting new films. I look forward to seeing some of his films as all I’ve seen so far is Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and the movie with Catherine Tate (Mother’s Handbook?).

      • Kiz says:

        You all are lame actually! See no one wins yay!!

    • c'est la vie says:

      No you win the prize Kiz, for being the most lame!
      Got anything else to contribute?
      I didn’t think so.

      Now let’s get back to Pattinson’s drinking and fauxmance…

  7. Anna says:

    When I read this all I could think was about dysfunctional young love, Miley and LiamH. And For all the Robsten craziness, at least they aren’t dealing with their problems by having their mutual PR teams throw shade at each other or sending cryptic/defensive messages on twitter. One drinks, one smokes, and together there’s a match made in angsty heaven?

  8. Emma13 says:

    Eh I doubt he’s a drunk, yet anyway.

    He needs to grow his hair back out. He actually looks pretty cute drinking his beer while wearing his grandpa sweater (which i love) and his lobster bib.

  9. ray says:

    Poor boy will need years of therapy by the time she is done with him.

  10. Lauren says:

    They may still be together, but this is not a love story. Especially for her. He’s just a dumbass thinking he owes her the rest of his life and when his career dies out she’ll get bored and move on to someone else.

  11. Another Ann says:

    Amazed that anyone believes anything printed in the Star.

    I believe the vodka story is from a very recent interview with Guy Pearce on the Iron Man press tour. Guy was asked about The Rover and working with Rob. He spoke about the miserable conditions on set (outback/heat/bugs etc.) and a really rough day on set and said something about the cast/crew all getting into the vodka that night.

    It was just an amusing story, but Star – as they do – completely twisted it into something else entirely

    I love Guy Pearce, so glad to see him getting more mainstream roles and exposure here.

  12. Jadeey says:

    I hate to admit it, but there is something hot about him in the photo where he has the lobster bib.

    Still think he’s unattractive though :/

  13. Eden says:

    Kaiser. I love your wrote ups on Rob Pattinson. But you’ve gotta know this is bs. He’s far from an alcoholic. Never drunk or high on set or while working. Just an avg English bloak drinker. Nothing more nothing less. I was chatting with some publicists about him. They generally don’t care about his Kris relationship. Kris isn’t that bright and needs to get her life in order and stable. He’s a source of strength and I think most of Hollywood see him as much stronger a guy than before because he could easily walk away without all the flack and residual shit bc of Kris but he’s proven to be fairly thick skinned and tough. I’m liking him more than I ever would have thought. But the stories made up about them are fairly comical and remedial at this point. What do you think.

  14. Mel says:

    The only reason these two are together at this point is because they want to be together. Any other excuses are just foolish. I call bs on this story.

  15. OhDear says:

    FFS, this is BS. Assuming the relationship is not contractual, he can break up with her instead of drinking his woes away.

  16. Annie says:

    It’s been known for a while that he’s a heavy drinker. Even since his Harry Potter days, he was seen drinking a lot at the after parties. We have tons of pictures from his youth and he’s completely wasted. He IS a drinker. But he wasn’t as careful as Daniel Radcliffe was when it came to concealing it, and Dan has a legit problem. I don’t think it was ever a problem for Rob back then. He was just a hard party guy, and a Brit. Or who knows, really. We only know what we see. Nobody ever imagined Dan was an alcoholic.

    But I would not be surprised if this entire cheating thing has triggered things in him. It was a horrible time for him and everyone who’s been through massive heartbreak or a break up knows that it messes with your sanity a lot. And this is when you rely on things to make you feel better. If you like to drink you will use that. Definitely. And guys, most guys, go after the booze when they are going through stuff. It’s how most of them are trained to deal with things. It’s a reality not exclusive to Rob. And while I REALLY doubt he drinks on set, I don’t doubt at all that he’s been drinking a lot or drank a lot at one point. This could develope into something very serious and I hope he has stopped.

    When I see couples that get together after one party cheated, it’s never a happy reunion. Never. It’s not the same relationship anymore. The party that was wronged is always depressed and resentful, and the party that cheated tries to do everything to make them feel better, even putting up with hostility. It’s not a healthy reationship, if it ever was. Put yourself in Rob’s place: he was cheated on, there were pictures and everyone saw them.
    It’s not just heartbreak, it’s humiliation. If people think this didn’t affect him in a bad way, they’re in denial.

    You can legit feel the tension in the pictures everytime they’re together. I find it ridiculous when their fangirls celebrate everytime they’re seen together. It’s clearly not a happy or healthy relationship anymore. Certainly not the perfect couple. And I agree with Kaiser. Both are very self-destructive.

    • Olivia says:

      Maybe Rob’s heavy drinking drove Kristen to cheat or maybe his bathshit crazy fans who have been feeding the tabloids fake stories about Kristen for years drove her to cheat. I mean, it is HIS fans who have been obsessively hating her for years. That has got to take a toll on someone. I do wish she would switch management and this new management leaks all the shit his fans have done to her for the past 4 years.

      • Annie says:

        Oh please, you’re going to blame him for her cheating? Pray do tell what his fans have done to her that drove her to betray the man she “loves and respects”. I doubt Rob has legit affection for those crazies anyway so your theory is lacking sense. What a dumb thing to say, but what else can we expect from a Kristen fan. They’re not the most stable or reasonable bunch.

        Kristen cheated because she was bored with her life and wanted something scandalous happen to her because she’s a very boring person with no substance or depth. She pretty much said so herself months before this happened that she hated her life. She went on to seek drama and adventure and ended up hurting lots of people, like the selfish asshole that she is. A victim she is not. I have no doubt in my mind she put on a pity show so Rob would take her back. But her real punishment is watching him be miserable with her, not the same guy he used to be, and watching him work and sign up for new things, asking her to not tag along and let him focus, as she hangs out all day because there’s nothing on her plate. There’s your wish Kristen! Things are not given to you so easily anymore. Not with Rob, not with your career. Her begging and negotiating days are only beggining. Karma.

      • Olivia says:

        @annie what have his fans done to her. Well, they hound studios to ban her from premieres, they get kicked out of premieres for posting threats against her, they send tabloids lies about her AND Robert P. Heck, they even hound her costars and directors. This has been going on for years.

        A Kristen fan isn’t stable? Tell that to the unhinged woman who believe Robert is in a pr relationship and spend their days talking about Kristen. Much like you do here, Annie. You seem to bring up Kristen even when the post isn’t about her. Ex. Reese W.

      • FreeSpiritedGirl says:

        @Olivia Oh please. Stop blaming Rob for Kristen’s cheating. She has ALWAYS been a cheater. First she cheated on Michael Argangno with Rob, while working in Welcome to Rileys she flirted and made out with its producer, while working in On The Road rumors has it she and Garrett hooked up. Then happened the Rupertgate.

      • Emily says:

        Kristen’s 23 years old and has been in this serious relationship with a man 3 years older than her for some time now. 3 years is a big difference at that age. I think what “drove her to cheat” was the deep-down knowledge that she should not have been so serious so quickly with Rob; that he is in a different place in life than she is; and that now she’s STUCK. Her career is wedded to being with Rob, her entire life is wedded to being with Rob, and she’s not even 25 yet. She was too young to be in this incredibly serious, incredibly public relationship — no matter what their feelings for each other, something in her was going to explode. I’m glad she cheated rather than turning to drugs and alcohol, but I wish they’d break up, because she has had no time in which she could grow up and just be herself.

    • Another Ann says:

      I’m going to disagree on your post-cheating analysis. While what you describe certainly can be the case, I’ve also known some couples that survived cheating and did just fine, even better than they were before in one couple I know. It’s a horrible way for it to happen, but sometimes the cheater finds out the grass is not greener on the other side.

      Maybe the reason they appear so tense in photos has more to do with their (understandable) hatred of the paparazzi who are snapping their pictures, than the state of their relationship. Sorry, but he’s got options. Don’t see why he’d hang around if he were as miserable as people suggest.

      • Annie says:

        What couple would be “just fine” after an affair though? Seriously. Maybe on the outside they put on a happy mask, but are they really “just fine”? What person would be completely ok with things after knowing their partner of years snuck around behind his back, and was involved with someone else sexually and emotionally? Are we minimizing things now to explain why Rob is such a pushover and self-destructive? Maybe it’s really no biggie for him, it’s just sex? what guy is perfectly ok with this stuff? they usually handle cheating worse than women. He always said in interviews he doesn’t get why people cheat. He’s very insecure and very much into her from day 1. Why would he be “just fine”? Just because he took her back doesn’t mean he’s fine.

        And plenty of people in bad relationships have better options too. They don’t leave for reasons unknown, but people never take the best option available or make the best life decisions.

        If people seriously believe they’re happy, they’re obviously not paying attention to all the time they spend apart. She’s not even welcome to visit him on set anymore and she was always there. It’s not like she’s super busy to not tag along.

      • Olivia says:

        @annie he has been on one set in the last 2 years. Did you really expect Kristen to go visit Rob in the tiny town he was filming in for the rover. You can ignore that he has flown with her numerous times and been seen out and about with her in LA, NYC and london plus pictures of them outside their house, threw her a birthday party but because she didn’t fly to Australia, he has banned her from the one set he has been on in the past two years.

      • lolab says:

        Annie -I don’t really get how detailed people get about how they see this situation. Rob doesn’t really give shit away, he’s evasive. KRisten exposes herself more cause she’s immature and uneducated, but Rob doesn’t give much away. So I don’t get why people psychologize him and conclude he’s some battered wife syndromed guy or an injured bambi.

        I do think his choice in gf is a bit curious, she seems like a handful. But it’s not that hard to get. Twilight’s given them everything, but most likely will also take everything away in terms of fame/jobs/attention, and sometimes sharing something big like that can bond and isolate people to one another in ways that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

    • Tig says:

      Wow- you struck a nerve, didn’t you, based on comments below!

    • lindyuk says:

      @ Emily: Roberts Mother was married at Stewarts age to Robert’s father who is NINE YEARS older..and they are still together. My Mother had two young children by that age and was happily married to my Dad until she died aged 64. Stewart is an immature little girl….she needs to leave Rob and go away and do some serious thinking/catching up.

  17. Zorbitor says:

    You shouldn’t drink and drive, drink alone, or drink in front of the kids, or drink on the sidewalk so…

  18. nina says:

    He’s always been sorta boozy. Him and his friends have always partied hard, whether it was in London as a struggling actor or in LA when he moved over here. I call bullshit on him drinking on the job though, he’s always been responsible on the clock. This is just the Star trying to churn out some more celebrity fanfiction with nothing more than inneundo and photo assumption.

  19. c'est la vie says:

    He is drfinitely a drinker – I even remember an interview where he said working out and drinking could not be done.

    So he picked drinking.
    And as a sidenote – it’s true about the VF hotness, where did it go? Down with his self-esteem?

  20. kay says:

    i think the reason drinking alone is a bad sign is because why do you need a drink? Like i think you should never ‘need’ to drink; in public or with friends it’s a social lubricant, not because you can’t relax without drinking.
    iunno though, he’s pretty young, right? if he’s actually drinking on set that’s different, but he might just be chillin. i would drink if i had to hang out with kirsten stewart all the time.

  21. Val5 says:

    My theory: these two know they are a fraud, they have won a fortune playing in ridiculous movies while faking a ambiguous and shabby relationship. They know there are not talented or smart enough to have a real career outside of Twilight. She smokes pot to the point of looking like a zombie and he drinks to the point of looking like a deep moron in interviews just to forget their troubles and enjoy while they still can.

  22. Zigggy says:

    Drinking alone is my favourite. I don’t like going out, and when I’m by myself I can crank up any tunes I want and sing along…

  23. jess says:

    If anyones a partier, its kristen. She hasnt worked in over a year and has already dropped out of two movies. She needs Rob to stay relevant. He was in nyc for a week and never got papped until kristen came. I wouldnt be surprised if she is just with him to help her image. She seems to be hanging out with her friends more than him. Even when They Are together, her friends are always around.

  24. MAC says:

    I hope the drinking part is untrue. I hope he gets a lawyer about this and gets them to stop printing. I think this is slander. Where are all the drunk photos & antics we have seen from others? I wish he would ditch K. But thats just me.

  25. Emily says:

    But I’ve always thought that “drinking alone” was one of the most overblown “indicators” of a drinking problem.

    If you’re drinking one glass of wine or one Irish coffee or one beer, then it’s fine. But the indicator means drinking multiple drinks alone. You polish off a fifth of vodka alone — and many alcoholics do things like this and then lie to everyone and pretend they had one glass of wine — and you’re in trouble. And you’re causing everyone around you trouble, whether you think so or not.

    • VioletCrumble says:

      So true, Emily. Also, if you are drinking alone on a regular basis. In my experience, it starts out once a week, but over time, increases until it’s happening several times every week. Then, drinking alone, is definitely a problem, especially if one is hiding this behaviour.

  26. Flo says:

    I don’t know what proportion of ppl on here are American, maybe that has something to do with the drinking thing. Rob doesn’t have a drinking problem, he is a Brit and we like a drink. Simple as that. It’s a cultural thing IMO.

  27. Jenn says:

    I just think he is trying to sort out his life. I agree that he is much better without K-Stew, that she brings him down, but only with time will he realise that … until then … what can we do. I hope he cuts the strings with her soon though.

  28. Lexi says:

    He would have to drunk all the time and have mental issues to take her back! I still cant believe they are back together! I dont believe that he has a drinking problem either

  29. Dedrie says:

    A beer now and then but never drunk-drunk as he could be caught off guard and have bad publicity.. Aw, but Miss Reese and Katy Perry let him down too.. let him enjoy a wee tipple of alcohol beverage to share with the gal pal K-Stew.. she’ll take care of him..

  30. Dana says:

    I have always thought that his fading good looks had something to do with alcohol, so I am not surprised and believe this story.

  31. nina says:

    I don’t really seem them as some cautionary tale or particularly self-destructive, more so than most people their age who do a lot of dumb things. Rob seems boozy, Kristen seems to be in arrested development and she obviously makes poor life choices, but how is that very different from people you knew in college? They just do dumb things with paps in tow basically. Rob actually seems pretty level headed and grounded for someone who experienced such sudden frenzied fame, and now that fame is cooling off. HE’s not acting out, he keeps under the radar, and has a lot of work lined up. Not sure how that shows him as self destructive other than folks not like who he dates.

    • honey says:

      Rob is almost 27. Its ridiculous to act like he is just going through a college phase… i mean he dates kristen so how level headed and mature can he be?

      • nina says:

        Rob hasn’t done stupid things for years. When he was being more publicly boozy, he was in the college years age range. He’s been professional and very low key for years though.Kristen is in the college range, and her actions have been basically cliched in that respect. Banging a married guy in position of authority? Cliched as they get. Sounds like a couple friends I had who slept with married professors.

  32. TG says:

    I think Kristen is gay. Many websites that are run and written about gay people say she is and I tend to trust their gadar.

  33. TG says:

    Oops I meant gadar and Twihards you can tell at me all you want I still think she is gay.

  34. TG says:

    God this stupid iPhone and autocorrect I meant gaydar .

  35. aquarius64 says:

    Of course Rob’s people will deny he has a drinking problem – such a story will have a direct impact on his career (and the management team’s paychecks). If word spreads in the industry that Rob may have a drinking problem studios will think twice before hiring him for a movie. The things that would run through the mind of a studio exec would be this: how serious is the abuse and will it affect his professional responsibilities? Will he arrive to work on time? Will his actions on set hold up production, and in turn, run up the cost of the film? Will the studio have to pay out more for insuring him? While promoting the film will he say or do something while under the influence that can hurt the success of the movie? Will the studio have to pay a lot of money for crisis management and other damage control tactics to save the movie’s box office receipts? Although the studio heads would be openly supportive (they don’t want to alienate the star’s movie ticket-paying fans by looking like they are throwing him under the bus) these things can be in the back of their minds. Show business is that, a business.

    If this story is true, that Rob is using alcohol as a coping mechanism for the pressures of fame (and Kristen’s betrayal)he needs to seek help. He may have to take a hard look at the things that went wrong and decide to get the toxic elements out of his life. And that may include Kristen.

    • Another Ann says:

      If he was a drinker on set, Cronenberg wouldn’t have hired him a second time.

      He has a good reputation as far as professionalism on set. I’d say his reputation for professionalism is far greater than Star magazine’s reputation for reporting anything approaching the truth.

    • shelly says:

      So STAR is taken seriously here :roll:

    • rosalina says:

      and of course tabloids would push such a story because that sells more copies than saying “he shows up on time and is professional on set.” See how it cuts both ways?

      Rob has always kept it professional on set, and he has overall had good working relationships with his directors(minus David Slade). I don’t really see why he’d be losing it all now, post-storm/scandal.

      I call bs on the story and its implications, and history supports that assertion. Rob may like his liquor, but he doesn’t let it affect his day job up until now.

      • aquarius64 says:

        @another nina, @shelly & @rosalina – The National Enquirer got the proof that John Edwards was cheating on his dying wife and produced an out-of-wedlock child. NE got a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their efforts. Us Weekly got the goods on Kristen’s “momentary indiscretion”. Point being, don’t be so dismissive of tabloids for they were the one that ended a political career and damaged a movie career with evidence. Star may be throwing stuff out there, but who’s to say they are not investigating further to nail Rob? Or any other tabloid in that matter? These incidents show anyone is capable of wrong behavior, including Rob.

  36. Andrea says:

    I drank alot in my mid-20′s. I am 32 now and all my coworkers who are in their mid 20′s drink a lot on thursday night/the weekend. Its called being in your 20′s.

  37. honey says:

    I am a brit. Its slightly annoying that people here apparently think all brits are big drinkers. Or at least thats how Robs alleged drinking is excused. I can tell you we are not some are heavy drinkers and some aren’t. Just like i imagine it is in the US.

  38. karmasabiatch! says:

    I would like to thank all of the stans who’ve contributed to this thread. Pretty much nothing is more amusing than watching the Twihard stans come out to play. Keep getting worked up guys, I appreciate y’all sooo much! :D