Rihanna, Rob Pattinson Text Flirtatious Messages: Actor Moving On?

Following Kristen Stewart's public apology for cheating on boyfriend Rob Pattinson, the actor has been linked to today's hottest singer, Rihanna.

Rihanna received Pattinson's number after making a connection with him during several meetings, according to a source close to the Barbadian singer.

"She got Rob's number from a mutual friend and has been sending him sexy, funny texts to cheer him up," said an insider speaking to OK! magazine.

Many reports have emerged that Pattinson was "devastated" and "embarrassed" over the scandal surrounding his relationship with Stewart, his "Twilight" co-star. The couple had been together for over two years when Stewart, 22, admitted to having an affair with the Rupert Sanders, the director of her latest movie "Snow White and the Hunstman."

Because Pattinson, 26, was in a relationship when he first met Rihanna, the singer was unable to get to know him better- until now.

"They've met several times at award bashes over the years," explained the insider speaking to Ok! "RiRi thinks he's very cute, but nothing ever came of it because he was attached to Kristen- and it's not her style to steal someone else's man."

While rumors surrounding Rihanna's love life constantly swirl, the 24-year-old singer apparently has an interest in Pattinson. With so much gossip surrounding love in Hollywood, Pattinson reportedly did not believe the texts were actually from Rihanna.

"At first, Rob thought someone Punk'd him," said the source close to the situation. "Eventually Rihanna convinced him she was for real, but Rob has been resisting her."

While Pattinson remains mostly mum about his relationship woes, the actor is rumored to be heartbroken and is working on a multi-million dollar makeover to boost his image.

"Rob wants to show Kristen what she's thrown away," revealed a source speaking to Look magazine. "He's spent a fortune in the past two weeks on his hair, teeth whitening, and spray tan."

Alternately, Rihanna has recently been linked to another Rob- reality television star Rob Kardashian.

The pair allegedly spent the weekend together go-carting and was rumored to have started a relationship back in February.