Robert Pattinson 'not moping' as he comes out of hiding at a cowgirl club near Ojai boltholt
07:06 GMT, 6 August 2012
Country boys: Robert Pattinson's friends cheered him up by taking him to a cowboy night in Ojai on Friday
Robert Pattinson has been spotted for the first time since it emerged his girlfriend Kristen Stewart had been cheating on him.
The Twilight star was seen 'in good spirits' in a music club which offers 'warm cowgirl hospitality' on Friday night.
A gang of his companions accompanied him to the The Deer Lodge in Ojai, California, which is near the ranch he has been given the run of by Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon.
It seems his friends thought a spot of country music may help heal his achy breaky heart.
Ojai is about a 90 minutes from the home the 26-year-old used to share with Kristen, before it emerged she had been cheating on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
An employee at the establishment told Radar: 'I've been told by several people that Robert Pattinson was here enjoying the music with his friends.
'He seemed in good spirits. I wasn't on that night so I didn't personally see him, but several others did.'
The Deer Lodge has been a popular entertainment venue since 1932, and offers live music, dancing, restaurant and, according to its website, plenty of 'warm cowgirl hospitality.'
Venue patron Julie Demdam tweeted yesterday: 'Awesome night in Ojai. Got to hang with a rowdy bunch of Brits and one of them happened to be Edward.
Reason to holler: The interior of the Deer Lodge is certainly cheerfully old fashioned
Tears in his beer: If Robert tired of eying up the cowgirls he could always catch up on the Olympics on the television
'He wasn't moping and the girls were definitely just his friend. The girls were drunk and literally danced on the floor.
'The girls were nice. I stood next to them at the bar.
'He wasn't drunk. Just taking in the scene. Smoked next to him outside.'
The establishment was playing host to indie no-hopers The Lonely Wild, a lightly regarded outfit from LA.
But the experience of seeing some live music will have been catharthic for Robert, as the A-list star is also a musician who plays the guitar, piano and composes his own music, even singing on the Twilight soundtrack.
Welcoming: The venue is popular thanks to its 'warm cowgirl hospitality'
Well known: The Deer Lodge's advertisements boast of its worldwide fame
Bigmouth: An attendant at the venue let slip he was there on Twitter
It comes after it emerged he was struggling to come to terms with his lover's infidelity with Snow White And The Huntsmen director Rupert Sanders.
Radar reported the actress is 'crying non-stop' at the home of producer Giovanni Agnelli who she has been staying with since the split.
English star Robert is extremely upset about the arrangement, even accusing Agnelli of having an affair with Kristen.
Not-so-happy couple: Robert's relationship with Kristen Stewart has hit the rocks after it emerged she had been cheating