Pattinson agreed to move to LA with Kristen Stewart
The secretive couple - who are believed to have been dating since meeting on the set of `Twilight` in 2008 - are believed to be renting a $14,000-a-month five-bedroom house in the suburb of Bel Air in a bid to strengthen their relationship, despite the 24-year-old British actor`s original wish to move to New York.
A friend said: "I think when Robert really thought about it, he realised that as much as he`d like to live in New York, he doesn`t want to be anywhere withoutKristen."
The pair are hoping the move can cement their love for one another after their relationship became strained due to working commitments keeping them apart, with cracks showing when Kristen, 20, allegedly refused to attend the recent Teen Choice Awards in California with Robert.
A source told Look magazine: "Kristen is filming `On The Road` in Montreal and could have gone to the awards, but didn`t want to have to face the media spotlight yet again, with questions about her relationship with Robert.
"As a couple in a long-distance relationship any moment they can spend together they should. Her refusal to go came as quite a shock to Robert, who feels they need to work on spending time together, regardless of the press spotlight."
However, friends confirm they are getting stronger as a result of the `Remember Me` star`s recent trip to the set of `On The Road` in Canada.
A friend told more! magazine: "They know how much they love each other, it`s just that when they spend any time apart things can blur that. They`re happy again and so glad to be back together again."