Sketchy tabloids from HollywoodLife to UsWeekly reported the rumor as fact over the summer, citing, as always, “anonymous sources.”
Many sites continued reporting it even after it was debunked in a report July 2 by TheImproper, other gossip sites and finally Riley herself.
The King of Rock’s granddaughter blasted the reports over Twitter on July. “one word….bullshit!” she wrote.
On the same day, HollywoodLife and OK magazine published new reports that still claimed Keough and Pattinson were dating. OK even reported that Stewart had confronted Keough over her so-called romance, also false.
Lisa Marie, who knows a thing or two about the Hollywood gossip whirl, officially put the kibosh on reports during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” on BravoTV yesterday (Oct. 17).
While it’s well after the fact, her comments leave no wiggle room for the reckless reporting. A caller got the ball rolling by asking her who Riley was, and was not, dating.
“There’s so many rumors about your daughter Riley–so beautiful and growing up to be such an actress–and her relationships,” said the host.
“Well, I don’t what to say who’s she with or not,” Lisa Marie replied. “I will say who she’s not with.”
“And, that is a complete lie and silliest thing I’ve ever heard is that she was with Robert Pattinson, because she and Kristen Stewart are, like, best friends,” Lisa Marie added.
“So that was the craziest rumor that I will put to bed… That was not true.”
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