Are Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart less bothered about privacy?

45970, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - Sunday October 10, 2010. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have a good laugh with a friend while sitting in the backseat of a taxi. The Twilight Saga couple had spent their evening eating sushi at Matsuhisa restaurant in Beverly Hills. Photograph:  Anthony,

Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have always kept very quiet about their relationship – or not, they’ve never actually confirmed that they are an item – but could they be coming around to the idea of life in the public eye?

The two make no secret of their dislike for the paparazzi, but they’re clearly not letting it get to them any more. The couple have been spotted on no less than five dates in the past week.

Most recently, Rob and Kristen went to the upscale Beverly Hills sushi restaurant Matsuhisa Oct. 10 where they dined on sushi and sake, and it seems they couldn’t have had a better time a source told

The two were all smiles and were even laughing as they climbed into the back of a taxi with a friend.

Kristen apparently spent most of the dinner clutching her cigarettes a source told Hollywoodlife that she couldn’t wait to light one when the couple left the restaurant.

The couple have been spotted all over LA this past week, including going for dinner with friends, drinks and to a gig – where they reportedly managed to go by almost unnoticed by fellow gig goers.

In a couple of weeks the couple will be seeing an awful lot more of each other, because filming on the final instalment of Twilight, Breaking Dawn, kicks off.