It’s been confirmed that the glittering Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson is dating Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough. Although a source close to the 27 year-old Twilight star has said it is more of a case of Pattinson being in lust with Presley’s granddaughter as opposed to being in “love” with her.
The stunning couple were seen driving around together in Los Angeles and at one point over the weekend they picked up a ping-pong table together in Pattinson’s pickup truck. A source close to the couple said that, “They’re inseparable. Rob loves the fact that Riley is Elvis’s granddaughter – that’s true Rock’n’Roll royalty in his eyes.”
It sounds like the newly inseparable couple will be planning to spend Independence Day together befor Robert has to leave the 24 year-old redheaded Keough to start filming his latest offering, Map to the Stars in Toronto on Monday.
But regardless of whether their romance is just a case of “lust in the dust” or not, rumour has it that Kristen Stewart isn’t too happy about her old co-star from the 2010 film The Runaways hanging around with her ex.
It may not make Kristen feel any better after hearing that another friend described Pattinson and Keough’s togetherness as being more, “short-term lust right now rather than long-term love.’
Especially considering that Keough and Pattinson met before via Kristen Stewart herself.
But perhaps it was fate. The two “in lust” young people have got Dior in common. Robert is the face of Dior Homme and Riley was the face of Dior Cherie and she’s still got ties with the company and now that’s she’s dating Robert, she has even more ties with the company!
But Stewart’s massive annoyance at Elvis Presley’s granddaughter dating her ex-fella stems from the fact that Riley was actually Kristen’s friend first. One source revealed that, “Riley was always Kristen’s friend dating back from their time filming The Runaways but recently Rob and Riley been spending much more time together since meeting through their Dior modelling connection and Riley has stayed over at Rob’s Los Feliz apartment.”
The source also said that apparently Rob and Riley lot in common. So it may not be a case of Robert Pattinson being in “lust” with Elvis Presley’s granddaughter after all.
Another friend said that Kristen was absolutely livid with her “former friend” as she feels a bit betrayed. The friend said, “Kristen feels that she acted as mentor to Riley on her first film The Runaways, introduced her to Rob and encouraged her to make a career of acting. Rob has been made aware through friends that she is devastated. “Kristen is emotionally volatile at best of times and flew off the handle when she found out about Rob’s liaison with Riley. She’s told Rob via friends she feels violated.
Robert had been hanging around with his “gal pal” Katy Perry while she was between men, the latest being John Mayer, but Pattinson claimed that the two were just friends and lovers at all. He claimed that Katy was merely helping him through the difficult break-up from Kristen.
But it sounds like his interest in Elvis Presley’s granddaughter may be because of his own musical leanings. Considering that he’s recorded a couple a things for the original Twilight soundtrack, he may feel he has a lot in common with Riley and her musical background.
Pattinson has said before he even met Riley that he would really love to be a musician. He said, “I love the piano. I never really had any aspirations to be an actor when I was young. I wanted to play the piano in a bar, to be the old dude with a whiskey glass.”
It may well be that Robert Pattinson’s lust for Elvis Presley’s granddaughter will complement his more “musical” side in ways that Kristen Stewart couldn’t, it also explains why he was so ready to lean on Katy Perry’s shoulder, it’s that musical connection!
By Michael Smith