Romance rumours sparked for actress and female friend

Twilight actress Kristin Stewart has been pictured numerous times alongside her close pal Alicia Cargile, but recent snaps suggest the pair could be more than just friends.

Rumours started last week when images were published of Kristin and Alicia holding hands together as they walked the beach during a holiday in Hawaii:

After their return to Los Angeles this week, the pair were pictured again, this time with Kristin's hand on Alicia's back as they ran errands together:

It's said the two became close when Alicia began working as Kristin's assistant last year, and they have been almost inseparable in recent months since Kristin decided to take some time off from acting.

Although Kristin's relationship and subsequent break-up with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson was widely publicised, the former couple have had "zero contact" in recent months, according to a source.

"They were staying in touch for a while after they split, but now, not at all. They don't have each other's phone numbers and don't email each other. It's over," said the insider.

Since the split, Robert has moved on with singer FKA Twigs, and now it seems Kristin might have found love again herself… watch this space!