Y'all know where you can take this rumor about RPatz dating Elvis' granddaughter? Lisa Marie Presley will tell you. She wants everyone to get this straight: Her daughter, Riley Keough, never dated Robert Pattinson. Never ever! Why? Because Riley is a close friend of Kristen Stewart, and she abides by the code, sisters before misters.
Oh you've never heard of that one? It's the more tasteful, female version of "bros before hos." "I will say who she's not with," Lisa Marie said on What Happens Live, "and that is a complete lie, and the silliest thing I've ever heard, is that she was with Robert Pattinson, because she and Kristen Stewart are like best friends. So that was the craziest rumour that I will put to bed... That was not true." Riley is a loyal and true friend to Kristen, according to her mother. But does Lisa Marie really know everything about her daughter?
I'm just wondering. Because we all want to believe the best about our children, and I'm sure Lisa Marie wants to believe Riley is a loyal friend to Kristen. And she probably is! There's this unspoken rule about not dating your BFF's ex-boyfriends. And if your BFF's ex happens to be a huge celeb with a pack of photographers following him around, it's going to be awfully hard to sneak around with him. Everyone knows this.
And yet... what if Lisa Marie is wrong? Maybe the taboo of dating Kristen's ex was just too tempting for Riley to resist. Maybe Riley harbored a secret crush on Rob all this time, and pounced when she saw that opening. Maybe she just really, truly, delusionally thought she could get away with it.
I don't know... the rumor mill said Rob was hooking up with Riley. Sorces were quoted! I guess it was easy to believe because Riley was already in Rob's circle via Kristen Stewart. And now she's been unfairly (er, well, possibly unfairly) accused. I'm not sure I'd take Lisa Marie's word for it, but the more I think about it the more I think Riley wasn't Rob's first post-breakup hookup. We'll probably never know, though, because he's definitely moved on since then.
Do you think it's ever okay to date your best friend's ex?
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