We have all been waiting to see romance bloom between Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in their new film Water For Elephants, and now the movie's opening date is only a few days away!

To kick off opening week, the stars of the film hit the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, New York on April 17th, and of course, the stars, Reese and Rob, didn't disappoint!

Reese & Rob: Stunning at "Water for Elephants' Premiere

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This was Witherspoon's first official event since marrying Jim Toth just a few weeks ago.  Reese dazzled in a Jason Wu cocktail dress that was decorated white with black beading.  She completed her look with some silver heels and a simple up-do.  And while we're used to seeing Pattinson on the red carpet with his Twilight co-stars, the handsome hunk proved he could hold his own - good to know for his post-Twilight career!

From what we have heard from recent interviews, it seems like Reese and Rob got along great on set and have even become good friends!  Reese had nothing but good things to say about her co-star when speaking to reporters at the premiere, either!

"I'm so lucky, we had a great time," she said. "Not only is he super sexy and obviously incredibly handsome, but he's really a lovely, nice person."

Reese & Rob: Stunning at "Water for Elephants' Premiere

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Hmm...wonder how her new hubby feels about that one!  Reese was of course asked about her marriage at the premiere, and said she loves being referred to as Mrs. Toth.  She also joked about how her new buddy Robert Pattinson didn't get her a wedding gift.

"Not yet and I'm waiting!" she joked. "Tell him tick-tock, I am waiting!"

What did you think of Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson's red carpet looks!?

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