It was bound to happen — a highly awkward face-to-face meeting between Kristen and her ‘Runaways’ co-star and friend, Riley, who is now dating her beloved ex Robert Pattinson. Here’s what went down.
Poor Kristen Stewart! Robert Pattinson‘s new flame, Riley Keough, is probably the very last person she wanted to see while she was out trying to have a good time at her pal Joan Jett‘s concert at West Hollywood’s House of Blues. Kristen might have been concerned about running into Riley at the concert because the two young women met in 2010 while co-starring in The Runaways, a biopic about Joan’s life. Read on to get the details on their tense face-to-face.
Riley Keough & Kristen Stewart At Joan Jett Concert
Kristen, 23, starred as Joan in The Runaways, while Riley, 24, played fellow female rocker Marie Currie, so it wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility that the two actresses would both want to catch Joan’s show.
Nevertheless, Kristen, who was sitting upstairs in a VIP section called the Foundation Room with three girlfriends, had to feel mixed emotions when she saw Riley. AWKWARD!
“It was weird when they saw each other, because Kristen didn’t look very happy when she walked over to give her a hug,” an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Can we say awkward and tense?”
“They spoke for like two minutes and then Riley and her girlfriend walked away,” the source adds. “Kristen watched the show from upstairs and I am pretty sure Riley kept her distance and was watching from downstairs.”
Thank goodness Rob decided to sit that concert out. It would have been triply uncomfortable if Kristen ran into Riley with Rob.
Kristen and Riley were careful to avoid each other for the rest of the show, but we have to hand it to Kristen for taking the higher ground and being friendly with Riley. Doesn’t that show what a big person she’s being about the whole thing?
Many people would have given Riley the cold shoulder — and that wouldn’t have been unreasonable. Kristen really handled the situation with such maturity.
Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough At The Same Concert … AWKWARD!
Both Riley and Kristen looked their adorable selves at the show. Riley was photographed arriving at West Hollywood’s House of Blues in a sexy black dress and black ankle boots, while Kristen, who was dressed casually, was snapped by a fan inside the venue.
After the run-in, Kristen hung out in the VIP area with other celebs like Carmen Electra, and onlooker Nina Strauss instagrammed a picture of her with the caption, “What an amazing night with Carmen Electra on my right side and Kristen Stewart to my left with Joan Jett performing, what can I say? I LOVE HOLLYWOOD!”
She also added that Kristen had a great time, despite being at the same place as her R-Patz rival.
“Kristen Stewart was awesome, shy, cute and tiny! We headbanged to Joan, it was amazing! She is so cool!” said Nina.
It must have been especially hard for Kristen to see Riley because the two young women met around the same time that Kristen and Rob, 26, finally went public with their romance. Seeing Riley must have brought back bittersweet memories for Kristen.
Still, we think that Kristen handled this with great grace and class, and clearly Riley was uncomfortable — which we can understand too.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Would YOU be able to deal with running into a friend who was dating your very recent ex? Would you have been able to be as friendly as Kristen was to Riley? Let us know!
— Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Sandra Clark
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