A brief weekend sighting of Robert Pattinson with a redhead has led to a Twi-Hard-fueled frenzy of speculation that he's bounced back from his recent breakup with Kristen Stewart by romancing actress Riley Keough, whose mom, Lisa Marie Presley, is Elvis' only child.
On Saturday in Los Angeles, the actor was blurrily photographed behind the wheel of a pickup truck with a titian-tressed female riding shotgun. X17 identified the passenger as Keough, 24, who became pals with K.Stew after co-starring with her in "The Runaways." Riley also helped celebrate Kristen's 23rd birthday in April at a Pattinson-attended gathering at a Los Angeles restaurant.
The London Daily Mail says the relationship is new, but Rob and Riley are currently "inseparable."
Pattinson, 27, who plays guitar in his spare time, "loves the fact that Riley is Elvis's granddaughter -- that's true rock 'n' roll royalty in his eyes," says a source, adding that the alleged dalliance is more "short-term lust right now, rather than long-term love."
Adds a snitch to the London Mirror, "The relationship is very new, but they've got close quickly and are hanging out together a lot, enjoying each other's company."
While the pair knew each other through mutual friend K.Stew, they purportedly reconnected through Dior (Rob is the new face of Dior Homme; Riley previously modeled for Miss Dior Cherie). In recent days, claims the Mail, they've been hanging at Rob's and discovering their common interests, which include but are not limited to Los Angeles, London, rock music and pingpong (Rob's truck had a table in the back).
But since it's the British tabloids, drama must be offered up. Click on to see how Kristen supposedly reacted to the budding connection between Pattinson and Keough …