Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart put on a rare show of public affection as they take a touchy feely stroll
relationship has come under almost constant scrutiny since Kristen Stewart was caught cheating with director Rupert Sanders last year.
But after recent reports of ructions in their romance, Robert Pattinson and his Twilight co-star girlfriend seem determined to show they are getting on better than ever.
The normally reticent couple stepped out in the trendy Silverlake area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, where they linked arms and held hands as they took a romantic stroll.
Touchy feely: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart linked arms as they strolled through the streets of the Silverlake area of Los Angeles on Wednesday
Both Twilight co-stars looked typically casual with Kristen sporting a backwards baseball cap over her long brown hair, along with sunglasses and baseball boots.
The 22-year-old actress showed off her slim legs in a pair of denim shorts and wore a white T-shirt with Beach Boys emblazoned on it.
Her 26-year-old British beau sported T-shirt, jeans and trainers, and showed off his new ultra short hair style as he clutched a coffee.
Can't take my eyes off you: Rob couldn't keep his hands off Kristen despite balancing a coffee in one hand and a phone in the other
Sweet nothings: The couple looked happy and relaxed as they laughed and chatted together
So happy: Robert strolled around Silverlake with a big smile on his face while Kristen couldn't hide her happiness
The look of love: The couple are enjoying spending time together after spending nine weeks apart while Rob was filming in Australia
'They came in with some friends, two other girls and a guy,' an eyewitness told Hollywoodlife.com. 'They all seemed very happy. They were laughing and joking with each other.'
The source added that the famous couple were not shy about showing their affection for each other while inside
'Rob and Kristen were holding hands while they were ordering and then they all say down to eat,' the insider said. 'They talked about go-karting.
Trendy: The couple seemed very at home in the hipster enclave of Silverlake
Fun in the sun: The couple's companion took pictures with her
cell phone as they left the cafe
Moving on: The couple have finished starring as Bella and Edward in the Twilight films and have both moved on to new projects
Tiny adjustments: Kristen arranged her hair inside her baseball cap at one point
Entwined: Robert and Kristen seemed completely immersed in each other during their day out
'They were really all down to earth. Rob and Kristen looked especially cute together. He had his arm around her when they were sitting down.'
Another eyewitness told Popsugar.com that the couple were 'really happy and lovey-dovey' during their lunch
'Kristen grabbed his arm, and they were walking and joking. She took some pictures of the friends they were with on her phone,' the source told the website. 'They seemed really together. Really relaxed.'
Day with friends: The twosome were accompanied by a few acquaintances for their lunch out
Heads down: The famous twosome maintain a low key lifestyle and like to try to stay incognito while out and about
Happy again: Robert was spotted smiling broadly as Kristen joked and chatted
Short back and sides: The actor showed off his newly cropped hair style on Wednesday
Taking a break: Both busy actors have been enjoying spending some down time together of late
The couple were joined by a group of friends for lunch in the east Los Angeles enclave and seemed happy and as they soaked up the sunshine.
Kristen spent much of the afternoon looking adoringly at her boyfriend, who has just returned to Los Angeles from Australia where he was filming futuristic Western The Rover.
The star had spent nine weeks apart from Kristen while filming alongside Guy Pearce and Scott McNairy in the film.
In a good place: While Robert and Kristen's relationship has survived her infidelity, Rupert Sanders' wife Liberty Ross has since filed for divorce
Shades of glory: The stars both wore sunglasses, to maintain their anonymity in Tinsel Town
These boots are made for walking: Trainers fan Kristen stuck to trusty flat baseball boots for her stroll
Public displays of affection: The couple couldn't keep their hands off each other, even as they ordered lunch, an eyewitness said
But the pair have been inseparable since Robert's return, both attending a birthday dinner for mutual friend Katy Perry's assistant and spotted taking a night-time stroll in their Los Feliz neighbourhood.
While rumours of a split were rife, the couple were keen to show they were still an item and posed for a picture with a fan on the street after the party.
However, despite Robert and Kristen's reconciliation after her fling with the Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders's wife Liberty Ross has since filed for divorce.
Oh so casual: Robert sported a T-shirt and jeans while his girlfriend wore denim shorts
Rock the Casbah: The group enjoyed a lunch at the Casbah cafe in Silverlake