Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Take Some Time Off From Each Other

Trouble in paradise?

The New York Daily News reports that Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have requested that they be kept apart while promoting the Twilight sequel New Moon—because they don’t want to add fuel to the rumors that they are dating.

A source tells the paper,

“They’ve requested to do press separately for the movie. They really are good friends—and that’s all— but they want to avoid being seen together. Any time they’re photographed in the same place, the rumor mill just starts all over again, and that makes the paparazzi hound them even more. They requested to do things apart so the scrutiny around them will be a little less intense.”

While a rep for Stewart denies that any such request was made, R-Pattz and K-Stew have, in fact, had a considerable amount of distance between them while promoting the vampire flick, with Kristen hitting Brazil and Mexico with co-star Taylor Lautner and Pattinson jetting off to Japan. The two aren’t even scheduled to be in the same city again until they arrive in New York on November 18, for their Today show appearances.

What’s more, the source adds, the scrutiny surrounding their relationship makes it highly unlikely that Robsten will ever be a reality:

“Honestly, it makes it very hard for them to even be friends. Maybe there could have been something between them, but it seems like all of the pressure surrounding their relationship has really killed it.”