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Robert Pattinson, Taliah ‘FKA twigs’ Barnett couple up on Venice Beach

Robert Pattinson, FKA twigs
Rumors that Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) are an item have been bubbling for a few weeks.
(Nathan Denette / Associated Press)

Robert Pattinson has gone public with the new woman in his life: He and singer-songwriter FKA twigs — real name Tahlia Barnett — were spotted holding hands in Venice Beach on Sunday.

The two had their fingers intertwined when fans caught them on camera and posted the results to Instagram.

A source close to Pattinson told E! News she’d recently moved to L.A. and was staying at her new beau’s house. “Rob really likes her,” the source said, though it was unclear how serious of a couple they are.

The two had reportedly been dating for a few weeks already when rumors that they were a couple surfaced early this month. They met through mutual friends, Us Weekly reported at the time.

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The British singer released her first full-length album last month and is 26 to the actor’s 28. The “FKA” stands for “formerly known as"; according to the Guardian, she used to be called Twigs because her bones pop and crack.

Since his 2012 breakup with “Twilight Saga” costar Kristen Stewart after she cheated with married director Rupert Sanders, Pattinson has also been linked to models Dylan Penn and Imogen Kerr.

“The hardest part was talking about it afterwards,” the actor told Esquire in July, talking about his high-profile breakup. “Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict.”

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