Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart were tight at the Kid’s Choice Awards. Did Katy have designs on Robert Pattinson (inset)

Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry are friends, no question about that. But is a romance budding between them? New evidence surfaced over the weekend that suggests there’s more going on than just friendship.

Perry, 28, has been friends with both Rob and his newly minted ex, Kristen Stewart. In fact, Katy and Kristen were photographed arm-in-arm at the Kid’s Choice Awards last March.

Both were coming off a rocky year. Perry had just split from singer John Mayer, her boyfriend of several months.

Stewart was still trying to patch things up with Pattinson following her fling the previous summer with “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders.

When Perry divorced from English comedian Russell Brand last year, Rob and Kristen helped her get through it.

Tabloids claim Perry urged Rob to break up with Kristen, but the reports are unsubstantiated and likely untrue. But she may be closer to Rob than “just friends.”

In a shocking new development, Rob and Katy were spotted together over the weekend in Santa Barbara, where Katy’s parents live. Was Rob meeting them?

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The sighting was inadvertent. They were out for a casual stroll and stopped to watch a wedding rehearsal at San Ysidro Ranch, a popular tourist spot. One of the guests recognized them sitting together on a park bench.

“Katy and Rob were just sitting next to each other watching the wedding rehearsal in the main courtyard area. They were dressed very casually,” the guest Stephanie Sands told People.

‘She was wearing a hoodie and big sunglasses. There was no PDA between them and no body language that showed they were dating. They just sat together and watched,” she said.

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Rob and Kristen went through a very public breakup last week, confirmed after Rob was spotted removing personal items from Kristen’s Los Feliz home in Los Angeles. A moving van arrived a day or two later to take away additional belongings.

The latest sighting comes after Rob and Katy were spotted at a New York City bar, watching a concert together. Perry has a thing for English men, and may have had designs on Rob all along. Stay tuned; follow TheImproper on Twitter for updates you can trust on this breaking story.