First public meeting since affair scandal could be unavoidable

Robert Pattinson and estranged girlfriend Kristen Stewart are both due give out gongs at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA in 3 weeks’ time.

It’ll be the pair’s first public meeting since Kristen, 22, admitted to cheating on Rob with film director Rupert Sanders, so Twilight fans can’t wait.

This event could be a real embarrassment,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

The idea was for them to jointly present awards but that is looking unlikely now. If they go up on stage at the same time fans will believe they are united again.

If Kristen goes up alone the crowd reaction will be astonishing. Fans have bought into the romance on and off screen so she could be in for a horrible night.’

It will be tricky for them to keep apart on the red carpet, backstage and the afterparties.’

R-Pattz appeared on The Daily Show this week to promote new film Cosmopolis and admitted he wished he had a publicist to help him through awkward questions.

This is the weird thing about these interviews,’ Rob, 26, told host Jon Stewart, who offered him vanilla ice cream to ‘help him through tough times’.

I’m going to sound like an idiot, but my biggest problem in my life is I’m cheap. I didn’t hire a publicist.

In every awkward interview, most actors have things scripted. I’m going to hire a publicist.’

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Anna Francis