Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will be forced to face each other at next month’s MTV Video Music Awards, for the first time since K-Stew admitted cheating with Rupert Sanders.
The pair are scheduled to jointly present gongs at the glitzy awards show, which takes place in Los Angeles on September 6.
But after incriminating photos of Kristen in a steamy clinch with married movie director Rupert emerged in July – and public apologies from both Kristen and Rupert for their actions - the couple are now thought to have split, with Kristen believed to have moved out of the mansion she shared with Rob in LA, at his request.
After the drama of the last few week, sources say it could be “unlikely” that the former couple will get up on stage together at the show. Well, it would be rather awkward...
“This event could be a real embarrassment,” an MTV source is quoted saying in the Daily Record.
“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 crowed reaction will be astonishing. Fans have bought into the romance on and off screen, so she could be in for a horrible night.”
The source concluded: “It will be tricky for them to keep apart on the red carpet, backstage and at the after-parties.”
Rob made his first solo public appearance on The Daily Show on Monday night, when host Jon Stewart attempted to broach the subject of his split with Kristen.
But the Brit hunk refused to be drawn on it, laughing off any mention of Kristen and focusing instead on his latest movie, Cosmopolis.
Even if Kristen and Rob choose not to see each other at the MTV VMAs, they’ll have to face one another soon enough, when they begin to promote the last movie in the Twilight series - the film series which first brought them together.
There had been worries that things turning sour between the former couple could ruin the events leading to the build up to the fifth and final movie, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
But Nancy Kirkpatrick of movie studio Summit Entertainment insisted this would not be the case, telling Entertainment Weekly: "While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November's opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
"We are confident that the film delivers amazing entertainment for our passionate fans and general audience alike."