Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs Spend Date Night With Katy Perry, Vin Diesel and Kate Hudson
By Jackie Willis and Lynda Brendish
Despite the persistent splitsville whispers surrounding Robert Pattinson and fiancée FKA Twigs, the couple seemed happy and comfortable at a private charity event on Thursday night in Beverly Hills.
When the 29-year-old heartthrob wasn't working the room at the star-studded gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, he spent his time cozying up to Twigs, his arm draped around the "Glass & Patron" songstress' shoulders. The pair talked and laughed with their tablemates, including Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, Jerrod Carmichael, director Luc Besson, and Vin Diesel and wife Paloma Jiménez.
The media-shy duo attended the charity auction to help raise money for the GO Campaign to benefit orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Earlier this month, Pattinson announced he had become the organization's first celebrity ambassador.
"[GO Campaign] partners with some remarkable grassroots local heroes who are doing fantastic work but who lack the needed resources, and in places where a little bit of money can go a long way," the Twilight star said at the time. "I've been a donor and a supporter, and now I look forward to joining their efforts, so together we can give opportunity to even more kids and young adults across the globe."
Twigs, real name Tahliah Barnett, performed three of her songs at the event in her trademark ethereal style, and at one point, brought four teens from the Recycled Orchestra -- a Paraguayan music program supported by the GO Campaign -- to accompany her onstage with their homemade instruments.
At the end of the brief set, Pattinson showed his appreciation by banging enthusiastically on the table while Perry led the room in a standing ovation for the 27-year-old singer. That should help quiet the persistent rumors that Perry and Pattinson's relationship is anything more than platonic.
After a 2008 video of Pattinson and Perry singing karaoke leaked, the "Dark Horse" singer responded to the rumblings on the Kyle & Jackie O Show by saying, "Nothing is sacred, not even karaoke…one of my best friends is a mutual friend of ours, and we got wasted and did karaoke like people do."
Before Twigs took to the stage, Pattinson ponied up during the charity auction to help keep girls in school in rural Congo and build a music school in Paraguay. Judging by the smile on FKA Twigs' face, the big win, however, was definitely Pattinson's successful bid for a six-night Peruvian adventure for two.