Pattinson and Stewart snapped holding hands

The actors, who play on-screen lovers in the vampire movie franchise, have been jet-setting across the world to promote the second installment in the series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Both stars have repeatedly denied they are more than just friends, but rumours heated up last month (Oct09) when they were allegedly spotted kissing outside a Hollywood screening of the film sequel.

A source told, “Rob wanted a cigarette so he went outside with Kristen for about 15 minutes. They were hugging, as Rob was smoking his cigarette, and then he leaned down and kissed her on the lips. He had his arm around her almost the whole time.”

Now photos of the rumoured couple have emerged showing Stewart clinging on to Pattinson’s hand as they boarded a plane at Le Bourget airport in France on Tuesday night (10Nov09).

It’s the first set of images of the stars in a public display of affection since the dating rumours first surfaced following the release of Twilight last year (08).