Robert Pattinson wearing Gucci at the Cosmopolis premiere
Discovered your partner has been unfaithful? Experiencing post-breakup blues? In a perfectly happy relationship but want to read about Robert Pattinson anyway? Then read on for the ultimate guide to surviving a scandal – the R-Patz way.
1. Hide out in your friend’s pad (*preferably a multi-million dollar Hollywood Hills mansion)
As soon as news went global that Kristen Stewart had cheated on Robert with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, heart-broken Rob went into hiding. Where? In the home of his Water for Elephants co-star, Reese Witherspoon. Rob is said to have stayed in the Hollywood mansion post-breakup, which Reese has described as having no phones, no signal and no noise.
2. Party with your mates
Always one to shy away from the press, it’s no surprise that actor Rob anished from the public eye post-K-Stew’s confession. When he did eventually come out of solitude he still kept an incredibly low profile, but did as we all would – hung out with friends and had a beer. Standard.
3. Comfort eat
The benefits of breakup? You can eat what you like without feeling guilty. In Rob’s case, you do it on TV in front of a million sympathetic viewers. He went on the US comedy chat show, The Daily Show last night and giggled as host Jon Stewart presented him with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s and a spoon. Aww. You can watch the interview above and this episode will be shown on tomorrow on Comedy Central Extra, Sky 128 Virgin 185, 10.30pm.
4. Throw yourself into work
Your personal life might be at an all-time low but why should your career suffer? Take a leaf out of Rob’s book and launch a new project to occupy your mind. His David Cronenberg-directed arty film, Cosmopolis, was released in the UK in June but in the US this week. With all the promo he’s doing, Kristen must be the last thing on his mind.
5. Get your designer pal to dress you
On the red carpet of his Cosmopolis premiere in LA yesterday, Rob called upon his trusty style guru Frida Giannini, the creative designer of Gucci, to dress him. A favourite of the actor, Frida dressed him for the UK premiere of the film, his recent appearance in Cannes AND designed his sharp suits in the film itself. We think you’ll agree, he looks better than ever.
So there you have it, folks, the breakup survival guide according to R-Patz. Now, pass us the spoon.