With so much history between them, though, there are still strong feelings there.'It’s a difficult situation but things have become tough between them for some time and they both know they were no longer working as a couple.' Robert's last long-term relationship was with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, 27 - with the couple splitting in 2012 after four years of dating amid a cheating scandal with her Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 46.
Katy was recently believed to have reignited her year-long romance with actor Orlando Bloom, 40, after they were spotted spending spending Labor Day weekend together in Katy's hometown of Santa Barbara in late August.
One such rumor came courtesy of , in which she said she’d be open to dating men in the future, despite currently being involved with women.
Of course, the actress’ comment was in no way a specific reference to her former boyfriend and it was wrong to misconstrue it as some kind of evidence that she was looking to reunite with him.
Rob loves that Katy is a free spirit and she has given him good advice when it comes to relationships.'Katy is currently touring the world with her Witness show, but remains in contact with the Twilight star via 'Face Time and text whenever possible'.
The pair are believed to have been friends for years, and the British actor was said to be a good source of support to Katy when she was going through her 2012 divorce from actor and comedian Russell Brand, 42, after just 14 months of marriage.
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Though Robert Pattinson’s relationship with Kristen Stewart ended a long time ago and both moved on with new romances, 2017 was yet another year in which they were repeatedly linked in the gossip media.'Katy has always been a good friend to Rob over the years and has been there for him emotionally.They have many common interests and also both know how to have fun and party.'Although they have been flirtatiously romantic, they have still remained good friends.With so much history between them, though, there are still strong feelings there.'It’s a difficult situation but things have become tough between them for some time and they both know they were no longer working as a couple.'Mail Online have contacted Robert and Twigs' representatives for comment.The pair have not been pictured together since May 2017, and last month, FKA twigs - real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett - was seen without her distinctive engagement ring as she sat front row at the Christopher Kane London Fashion Week show.Front row style is all about the coat you sling over your shoulders and she chose a real show-stopper.