Kristen Stewart Issues Apology to Robert Pattinson for Cheating With ‘SWATH’ Director Rupert Sanders

By: / July 25, 2012

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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinsons years-long relationship has been rocked by reports that the actress hooked up with her much-older, married Snow White helmer, Rupert Sanders.

The actress, 22, has now issued an official statement about the fling.

“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” Stewart said in a statement to People.

After news of the tryst spread like wildfire on the web, Us Weekly printed incriminating photos of Stewart, 22, and Sanders, 41, cozying up in a car in what looks to be a romantic moment.

“Kristen is absolutely devastated,” a source told Us. “It was a mistake and a complete lapse in judgment.”

According to Us Weekly, which splashed its cover with the blazing headline “Kristen Cheats on Rob!”, it was a photographer who caught Stewart in Sander’s car on July 17.

“Kristen was sitting with her back against the driver’s-side window and this guy was kissing her entire body,” the unnamed paparazzo said.

After the news broke on Wednesday, Sanders also issued an apology.

“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “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.”

The 41-year-old British director is married to actress-model Liberty Ross, with whom he has two young children, Skyla, 7, and Sonny 5. The couple have been together since Liberty was 18 but married recently.

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