It seems Robert Pattinson may be looking to patch things up with his cheating girlfriend Kristen Stewart — and he's using alcohol as a mediator.

"He's been drinking like crazy," insiders told In Touch magazine. "He's been drunk dialing Kristen."

Pattinson had reportedly been ignoring phone calls and texts from Stewart since news of her affair with director Rupert Sanders broke, but is now allegedly initiating the conversations himself. If you can call what they're having "conversations."

"Rob had been avoiding her calls, but now they're talking … well, they're barely talking," says the In Touch source. "There's a lot of dead silence on the phone because there's not a lot to talk about."

According to the gossip mag, Pattinson's friends aren't too keen on the possibility that the two might reunite.

Stewart's mother, meanwhile, is staying out of it. "It's not my affair," Jules Stewart, a Hollywood script supervisor, told OK! magazine. She did, however, take issue with all the media attention the affair has received. "My daughter is being hounded," she is quoted as saying.

For her part, Kristen Stewart is trying hard to remain out of the public eye. It was announced today that she had dropped out of starring in the upcoming film Cali, and will be replaced by Amber Heard.

On the flip side, Pattinson will be making two televised appearances next week, stopping by The Daily Show on Monday and Good Morning America on Wednesday.

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