Rob and Kristen met through the movie franchise

Robert Pattinson clearly remains fond of Kristen Stewart.

The actor, 28, was questioned on whether he’s still in touch with his former girlfriend in a recent interview and is said to have happily replied: Oh, yeah.’

Rob and Kristen, 24, split in May last year but were rumoured to have rekindled their romance in October when K-Stew was spotted visiting Rob‘s LA home.

The pair fell for each other while playing on-screen lovers in the hugely successful Twilight saga but R-Pattz admits he sometimes struggled with the role of vampire Edward Cullen.

It was quite a constricting character, in a way,’ Rob tells The Hollywood Reporter.

You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it’s like: “How the f*ck do you do this?”

I think that was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done.’

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Anna Francis