Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Kristen’s former co-star Riley Keough. Kristen and Riley look eerily similar, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that it’s their differences that make Rob so attracted to Riley.
Robert Pattinson has reportedly fallen head over heels for Riley Keough, an actress and Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, according to a new report. But HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned from a source close to Rob that he has some pretty strong feelings why he’s much happier dating Riley than he was when he was with Kristen Stewart, and it’s all pretty shocking.
Robert Pattinson: Riley Keough Vs Kristen Stewart — Why Rob Prefers Riley
All along, it seemed like Rob and Kristen had so much in common and liked living a pretty low-key life — walking their dogs, shopping at vintage stores and going to low-key dive bars. But apparently, Rob was not happy over all the attention that his relationship with Kristen brought to them as a couple. Because of their fame, starring in five Twilight films together as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, they came to be known by their fans as “Robsten” and it seems that Rob must have resented that. And Rob likes that Riley is less famous than Kristen.
“[Rob] really likes the fact that [Riley] is not absorbed by celebrity and that she really isn’t a celebrity herself. Her family members are the celebrities. Basically [Riley] can walk into stores and nobody really knows who she is — she and Rob bond over the fact that their lives together are more normal. His relationship with Kristen, however, felt like a Ben Affleck & J.Lo situation. It was too much of a show. Riley is a cool girl that lets Rob be himself,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
All of this might feel like a real surprise to Kristen, who seems down-to-earth in her converse shoes and her love of hanging out with her own non-famous family. Instead, Rob is comparing their relationship to the once famous couple known as Bennifer — Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who got engaged after they fell in love while filming Gigli. It kind of seems like a real dig to his own relationship with Kristen. Especially because when Ben and Jen were together, they had a very highly public romance. Jen sported a $2.5 million, 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring — that’s hardly Kristen’s style. Do you agree, HollywoodLifers?
Rob & Riley Are Inseparable
Rob, 27, and Riley, 24, were first seen hanging out together in Rob’s pickup truck on June 29. Apparently, “they’re inseparable,” a source close to the Twilight actor told the Daily Mail.
The new couple is reportedly planning to spend July 4 together, before Rob starts filming Map to the Stars, in Toronto on July 8. Riley’s next film Mad Max: Road Fury recently wrapped, and will hit theaters in 2014.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Who should Rob be with?
— Reporting by Russ Weakland
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