Katy Perry is Robert Pattinson's shoulder to lean on after break up from FKA Twigs
The wedding is off! Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs are officially over, and it appears Katy Perry is stepping in to lend a helping hand.
E! News has confirmed the Twilight actor and singer split after three years of dating. They made their last public appearance as a couple at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in May. A source explains to E! News, "Their travel schedules took a big toll on the relationship. Robert is the one who ended it." Another source also confirms Pattinson initiated the break up.
Of course, the split isn't necessarily surprising. Robert alluded to their potential breakup back in July when he told Howard Stern the couple was only "kind of" engaged.
To fan the separation flames further, Pattinson was spotted getting "extremely affectionate"with longtime friend Katy Perry in early August during a dinner outing in Hollywood.
"No one really understood what he saw in FKA, but they always supported him. As far as Katy goes, they have been good friends for a while. They have many mutual friends and have always kept in touch. They aren't serious as of now, but Rob has always had an interest in Katy."
But now that Robert and Twigs' breakup is official, is there something romantic going on between him and the pop singer? As of now, they are just close pals. "Robert is not dating anyone now," a source reveals. "He is just chilling. He is good friends with Katy Perry and talks to her about everything."
"Rob has been leaning a lot on Katy since his split with FKA Twigs," our third source shares. "They talk on the phone regularly and make sure to see each other when they both aren't away working. Katy has always been a good friend to Rob over the years and has been there for him emotionally."
And as Perry continues her world tour, she still takes time to keep in touch with Rob. "Since Katy has been busy on tour, her and Rob will FaceTime and text when possible," the source says. "She wants to make sure he is doing OK. Rob knows how good of a friend she is and he was also there for her when she was going through her divorce. They lean on each other."
Could this be a new couple alert? Watch this space...