The Guy Who Helped Destroy Robsten Actually Has More to Say About Scandal
The Kristen Stewart–Rupert Sanders cheating scandal is still regarded as one of the biggest celebrity upsets
of 2012 EVER. Not only did the actress cheat on her longtime love/Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, but the SWATH guy committed infidelity against his wife, Liberty Ross. It was a double whammy.
To add insult to injury, Liberty portrayed KStew’s mom in the 2012 flick, which also marked Rupert’s directorial debut, so they got to know each other while promoting the project — there are even pictures of them posing together. Blech.
Anyway, it’s been nearly five years since the ~incident~, yet no one can let it go. A couple years after the fact, Esquire UK pestered Rob about it, to which he said, “Sh*t happens, you know? It’s just young people… it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a sh*t?”
Even more years later, the 26-year-old Personal Shopper star addressed the scandal while hosting Saturday Night Live in February 2017, pointing out Donald Trump‘s fascination with it.
Now, it’s Rupert’s turn. While promoting his second film, Ghost in the Shell, which is heavily debated because of white-washing — ’cause this guy can’t seem to NOT have scandals surrounding his projects — he spoke to Metro about his past mistakes. “You never know what’s coming in life,” he explained. “Around every corner there’s something unexpected, and that’s life. You just have to brush yourself off and continue moving forward the best you can. Everyone makes mistakes. I am bound to make more mistakes and I wouldn’t expect my life to be exciting if I didn’t.”
But was he worried that the bad publicity would mean the death of his career? Hardly. “If you took people off the table for a momentary lapse,” he said, “there would be no one making art.”
Around the time of the affair, Rupert sounded far more apologetic, without saying the words. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” he said in a statement to People. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”
Unfortunately for him, while Robsten gave love another go (at least through the promotion of Breaking Dawn — Part 2), Liberty filed for divorce.
Kristen Stewart is a serial cheater. Here’s a breakdown of all her scandals:
First, she left Michael Angarano for Robert Pattinson.
Because of their devotion to the Twilight series, people often forget that Kristen Stewart had a longtime love before Robert Pattinson: Michael Angarano.
They met on the set of Speak when she was 15 and he was 17, kicking off their relationship in 2005 soon after meeting. The two were seemingly going strong until RPattz entered the picture.
Though Michael reportedly visited his girlfriend on the Vancouver set of Twilight, things quickly dwindled. Soon, reports began circulating that the two leads were seeing one another, leaving Michael heartbroken.
"[Michael is] a wonderful actor," Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke said. "He was in Dogtown, one of my favorites, so I felt pretty bad because I love him and they were such a great couple."
Fellow co-star Nikki Reed may or may not have been jilted in the process as well, as Rob dated her in the early stages of filming.