While fans hyperventilated over their appearance together at Comic-Con last week, the interaction between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart was anything but romantic.
There were even rumors that the movie studio behind New Moon, Summit Entertainment, specifically forbade the rumored couple from getting close to one another in public (more on that below).
However, sources have confirmed that Pattinson and Stewart did, indeed, get whisked away to the 11th floor of Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Wednesday night for some quality time together. In secret.
"They were so private," an insider said to E! News. "They were hardly seen by anyone. Their people made sure of that. But [Rob and Kristen] were there. They had a secret entrance to the hotel and everything... Who knows their specific sleeping arrangements, but [Rob and Kristen] were on the same hotel floor."
We're guessing that's not true. They were likely on the same hotel bed... if you know what we mean!
But, wait, why would Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart need to hide their relationship in such a manner? It's all about marketing.
As fans of the Twilight franchise know, New Moon focuses almost entirely on the burgeoning relationship between Bella (Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Some believe Summit doesn't want to ruin the effect of that storyline by having Rob and Kristen get cozy together in front of fans.
"Right now, it's all about Taylor and Kristen," said a source, referring to the film's ad campaign. "Rob's physically almost never in the movie! The relationship between [Taylor and Kristen] is a huge part of the sequel, so fans need to get used to seeing them together. Not Kristen and Rob. That's the way it's going to be."
It wasn't that way in the photos below, at least. Click on each for larger shots of this adorable twosome:
[Photos: Fame Pictures]