Tue, 03 April 2012 23:07:52 ET
The 'Cosmopolis' actor is photographed flaunting his chest while enjoying the outdoor sport, which is said to be his new hobby since he's reportedly been trying to cut down on smoking and drinking.
bared his chest while having some fun at a beach recently. The "Twilight
Saga" hunk was and sporting scruffy facial hair as he enjoyed some paddle boarding sessions in Malibu, California last week on Friday, March 30.
Wearing nothing but black shorts, the longtime rumored boyfriend of Kristen Stewart
was snapped all smiles while trying to stay steady on the board. He was also spotted jogging along the coast. That was the first time the actor got caught on camera shirtless since filming "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I
" in St. Thomas last April 2011.
Though the sunny spot in Malibu is quite different from the one in Rob's native England, a friend of the 25-year-old actor revealed to Us Weekly that the "Harry Potter" star "really likes Malibu." The source added that Rob and Kristen "spend all their time there."
On why Rob decided to go paddleboarding, the insider revealed that the "Bel Ami
" star has recently been paying more attention to his fitness. "He has been trying to get more outdoorsy and cut down on smoking and drinking," explained the source before adding that the actor has been "doing more athletic stuff."
A day after paddleboarding, Rob didn't join Kristen at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Earlier last week, however, the two were spotted at Katy Perry
's private gig in Hollywood. An onlooker told Celebuzz that the pair looked "happy and relaxed" during the outing.
Last Saturday, March 24, the couple were also seen at the Soho House, where Rob was spotted feeding an oatmeal cookie to Kristen. The same night, they were caught on camera heading to a gig where their good pal Marcus Foster performed at The Hotel Cafe.
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