Intimate photos of the pair emerged a day after they were spotted holding hands in the French capital.

Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart was snapped by paparazzi in Paris with her rumoured new girlfriend yesterday, as the pair engaged in a passionate kiss out on the streets of the city.

Stewart was seen locking lips with French singer and actress Stephanie Sokolinski – better known as Soko.

In an interview with Nylon last August, the actress opened up about her sexuality for the first time, following extensive tabloid rumours.

“Google me, I’m not hiding,” she told the magazine.

She continued: “If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it.

“But I am an actress, man. I live in the f**king ambiguity of this life and I love it.

“I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’

“No, I do a job. Until I decide that I’m starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving… I don’t. I’m just a kid making movies.”

In June, the Sunday Mirror carried an interview with Jules Stewart, the star’s mum, in which she supposedly claimed her daughter was in a relationship with Alicia Cargile.

The paper claimed she said: “I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her. What’s not to accept? She’s a lovely girl.

“I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want. I accept my daughter loves women and men.”

However, Jules has since claimed that she was been misquoted – and did not discuss her daughter’s love life.