Robert Pattinson
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Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Katy Perry's best friend.

According to The Sun newspaper, Pattinson struck up a close relationship with the Roar singer's stylist, Cleo Wade, during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend.

"Cleo is one of Katy's best friends, so Rob has been spending time with their gang. It's early days but they seem to have good chemistry. They spent a lot of time together over the weekend," an alleged source told the paper.

The 27-year-old British actor star had ended his relationship with Kristen Stewart, who was his Twilight co-star and girlfriend of four years, after it was confirmed that she cheated on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

Ever since he split up from Stewart, he has been linked to a number of ladies including Dylan Penn - model daughter of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough, Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez, and his co-star in the Dior ad, model Camille Rowe.

Rumours of a romance between Pattinson and Perry also made rounds.

"Katy and Rob are the best of friends with a very strong sexual chemistry. They care a lot about each other but have always been careful not to upset Kristen. But Kristen's off doing her own thing and accepting it's time to move on," another source told the Sun. 

"Friends genuinely want to see them get it together properly. They think they bring out the best in each other," the source added.