Last week on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Robert Pattinson joked that the truth about his are-they-or-aren't-they relationship with Kristen Stewart is that she's pregnant. Responded KStew, "He really loves to shock people because he thinks it's funny."
That sort of charged banter between the two "Twilight" stars speaks to one of the biggest mysteries behind the scenes of the vampire franchise: No one really knows if Pattinson and Stewart are dating. And that relationship ambiguity has only increased now that photos of the two out in public together are harder to come by.
"I don't know if this is the actual reason why, but we have gotten better at hiding over the last year," Pattinson told USA Today directly after the "Oprah" taping.
"That's totally the reason," Stewart added. "They just make up a story to go along with the pictures. If they never get the picture, there's no story. We are just good hiders now."
It's surprising, to some extent, that she would even address any aspect of her relationship with Pattinson. Earlier this month, Stewart told Elle, "I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them." And last year, she slammed the romance rumors by saying, "I probably would've answered it if people hadn't made such a big deal about it. But I'm not going to give the fiending an answer. I know that people are really funny about 'Well, you chose to be an actor, why don't you just f---ing give your whole life away?! Can I have your firstborn child?' "
Yet the speculation continues, perhaps with good reason. The USA Today article notes that for a portion of the interview, Stewart placed her hand on Pattinson's leg. Casual gesture or flirty signal? She also happens to know quite a bit about the more intimate material in Pattinson's upcoming film, "Bel Ami," in which he shares heated scenes with Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.
"[T]hey're not like typical love scenes at all," Pattinson said.
"They're all a little weird," Stewart chimed in. "A little edgy. And a little nude."
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