Looks like Kristen wasn’t able to make it to London to spend New Year’s Eve with Rob after all. Instead, Rob was spotted stateside having brunch in Brooklyn with none other than Kristen’s BFF Dakota Fanning, and HollywoodLife.com has all the EXCLUSIVE details!
After it was reported that Kristen Stewart wouldn’t be visiting Robert Pattinson over Christmas because she wanted to respect the wishes of his family — as they’re still upset over Kristen’s cheating scandal — HollywoodLife.com learned exclusively that she was hoping to spend New Year’s Eve with him. While Rob did end up flying to America, he found himself in New York instead of in LA; and not only that, but on New Year’s Eve, he had lunch with a group of friends, including Dakota Fanning!
Robert Pattinson Spends New Year’s Eve With Dakota Fanning
Rob, Dakota and a group of 10 friends went to Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant Juliette around 1:30pm on New Year’s Eve day, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY from a restaurant employee.
While it’s a bit suspect that Rob hung out with Kristen’s friend instead of Kristen herself on New Year’s Eve day, the source assured us that the lunch was “guys and girls. He was sitting next to a girl. They acted just like friends.”
Rob fans, you’ll be glad to hear that despite his superstar status, he did not demand special treatment! The group “came in as a walk-in,” with no reservation, and “Rob waited at the bar with some of his friends.” They actually had to wait a little while for their table at the bustling Williamsburg restaurant — but nobody in his camp tried to take advantage of Rob’s celebrity as they waited “a half hour for their table.”
Rob Has ‘Great Time’ On New Year’s Eve, Despite Being Away From Kristen
The source continued to say that “no one in the restaurant really paid any attention to [Rob]” and that “they were all laughing” and “had a great time!” Surely Rob needed the pick-me-up after having to spend the holidays away from Kristen, so we’re glad to hear that he was not hounded by paparazzi on this fun outing!
And for inquiring minds, “he ate a chicken sandwich and gnocchi — he loved the gnocchi.” (Come on, don’t pretend like you weren’t wondering!)
So, HollywoodLifers, are you happy that Rob had a great time despite being away from Kristen? Do you think that this is something that Kristen needs to worry about or that this was an innocent group outing? Do you think that Dakota and Rob discussed Kristen? And, don’t you love that Rob didn’t request special treatment at Juliette? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Amanda Michelle, reporting by Chloe Melas