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Robert Pattinson was recently linked to London-based artist Nettie Wakefield however sources close to the actor insist the pair is just "friends."
In December Pattinson, 27, and Wakefield, 26, were photographed enjoying a dinner date in London which sparked romance rumors however they are said to be good pals. The British actor spent the holidays in his native of the UK where he was filming scenes for his upcoming film "Queen of The Desert."
"[They] are very good friends and are definitely not dating," a source told E! News of Pattinson and Wakefield.
The dating reports began after UK tabloid The Sun ran a story which suggested that the pair is more than friends.
"They were trying to keep a low profile but Rob teased Nettie by messing with her hair and they had a flirty play fight," a source told The Sun. "Afterwards they were giggling like teenagers."
Another report claims that the real reason Pattinson spent time with Wakefield relates to his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart. The pair split in May after four-years of dating and they sparked reconciliation rumors in October when they were photographed during a dog date for the respective pets.
"Rob spent some time with Nettie over the holidays in London. She's an incredible contemporary artist, known for her portrait drawings," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"Rob and Kristen are both collectors of her work. It wouldn't surprise me if Rob was commissioning her to do something cool for Kristen as a Christmas or New Year's gift," the source went on. "Rob and Kristen have very similar tastes when it comes to artwork and Nettie is also a very dear friend."
Wakefield is not the only friend Pattinson has spent time with recently. On New Year's Eve the British actor dined with actress Dakota Fanning among other friends at Juliette restaurant in the trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn area.
Fanning, 19, is said to be a close friend of Stewart who is currently in Los Angeles.
"[They] came in as a walk-in ... Rob waited at the bar with some of his friends," an insider revealed said adding that the group had to wait "a half hour for their table."