By early 2009, the rumor mill was churning that Rob and Kristen, who were spending an awful lot of time together off set, were more than friends. But the actress vehemently denied the allegations. "Rob and I are good friends. We went through a lot together, so we feel very close," she explained. But despite the denials, the rumors of romance continued to swirl while Rob and Kristen shot "New Moon" in Vancouver through early 2009. Although Kristen's boyfriend since 2006 was a frequent fixture around the film's set, Rob and Kristen were routinely spotted together -- alone and with friends -- at restaurants, bars, clubs, and concerts. They even celebrated their respective birthdays together.