Riley’s mom, Lisa Marie Presley, insists that Riley & Rob were never romantic — but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE reporting that reveals otherwise!
Despite multiple confirmations that Robert Pattinson and Riley Keough dated from June to Aug. 2013, Riley’s mom is now insisting her daughter never had any romantic connection to the Twilight star. Lisa Marie Presley was the special guest on the Oct. 17 installment of Watch What Happens Live, and the rock-n-roller told Andy Cohen the “rumor” of Riley and Rob’s relationship is “the silliest thing” she’s ever heard. However, HollywoodLife.com has learned that Rob and Riley did, in fact, date for a short amount of time.
Here’s what Lisa Marie told Andy:
I don’t want to say who [Riley's] with or not, but I will say who she’s not with. The silliest thing I’ve ever heard is that she was with Robert Pattinson, because her and Kristen Stewart are like best friends. So that was the craziest rumor I will put to bed.
We respect Lisa Marie looking out for her daughter, but here’s the truth: “It was never anything serious, but things did happen between the two,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He chose his career and not to ruffle feathers more with Kristen and the relationship Riley & Kristen have and Riley didn’t want to get locked up in the hoopla of a relationship with Rob and the tabloids and decided to go back with Alex.”
Robert Pattinson & Riley Keough’s Relationship Timeline
Rob, 27, and Riley, 24, were first spotted together June 29 when a photographer caught them driving around Los Angeles in Rob’s red pick-up truck. Three days later, a source confirmed to the UK’s Daily Mail that not only were Rob and Riley dating, but they were attached at the hip!
“They’re inseparable,” a source close to Rob and Riley told the paper. “Rob loves the fact that Riley is Elvis’ granddaughter; that’s true Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty in his eyes.”
Rob enjoyed spending time with Riley because she wasn’t “absorbed by celebrity,” another source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively, explaining that “[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.”
Things between Rob and Riley started to slow down in mid-July, and by Aug. 7, HollywoodLife.com learned that the pair had officially called it quits.
“Rob’s schedule is very busy, and he is in no mood to start another relationship, especially with someone so close to Kristen,” our source confirmed.
Did Robert Pattinson Date Riley Keough?
Lisa Marie may claim her daughter never officially dated Rob, but our sources say otherwise. So who do YOU believe, HollywoodLifers? Watch Riley’s mom on WWHL below, then drop us a comment with your take on the relationship.
WATCH: Lisa Marie Presley On ‘WWHL’
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