Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson confessed in an interview that he’s gay!

The 23-year-old tousled hair hunk has had a long-running gag with pals about his sexuality, according to one of his closest buddies, and the shocking interview was Rob’s idea of a prank.

"His gay confession – it’s a silly joke!" his close pal Marcus Foster told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview.

Foster, a musician who co-wrote the Twilight hit song and grew up with Pattinson, said his pal was simply fanning the "gay joke" flame during an interview with MTV News.

"Rob did it just for fun. He told the interviewer, ‘And I am just gay!’" said Foster.

"Put it this way, I  know Rob very well, and the girls have nothing to worry about. He’s not gay."

But the many "Rob Pattinson is gay" rumors heated up when his latest movie, the drama Little Ashes was released. Pattinson plays Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali in the film, and he has a steamy gay love scene with actor Javier Beltran‘s character, poet Frederico Garcia Lorca.

And Rob claims the "sex scenes were in fact the best scenes".

To learn more of Rob’s secrets and to get the lowdown on his lovers from costars to co-eds (not counting the shrieking multitudes who follow his every move) pick up the new ENQUIRER to satisfy your need for R-Patz.