Kristen Stewart Scandal: Rupert Sanders’ Wife Liberty Ross Admits ‘Hard Times’ In Marriage Just Before Affair

By: Cory Lopez / July 26, 2012

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Just two weeks before news broke of Kristen Stewart‘s affair with Snow White and the Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders, the director’s wife, Liberty Ross, opened up about a recent rough patch in her 10-year marriage — and how their relationship became “so amazing” after it.

The couple hit a hurdle when they relocated from London to Los Angeles as Sanders launched his Hollywood career, Ross admitted in an interview with YOU Magazine (excerpted by the Daily Mail).

“I romanticized domesticity for a while, and loved having a shopping list of groceries stuck to the fridge for the first time,” Ross said. “But moving here and starting a life all over again was a lot harder than I had anticipated. I just didn’t think it would be as isolating and daunting as it turned out to be.”

And her despair took much time to overcome

I can honestly say that it took me five years to feel happy here,” she confessed.

With Sanders, 41, grinding away on his hectic Hollywood schedule, Ross, 33, often felt like she was parenting solo. “I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone,” the actress/former model said, “but a lot of the time it has felt like that. I went from the glamor of working with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano to living on an isolated hilltop, with my husband gone most of the time.”

But Ross felt her relationship had rebounded. “That’s why everything feels so amazing now,” she said. “We rode through the really hard times, and we stuck it out.”

Fast-forward two weeks — and Ross’ marriage is rocked by the revelation that Sanders cheated on her with the 22-year-old Twilight star, who plays Ross’ daughter in Snow White.

After Us Weekly printed incriminating snaps of the pair cozying up in a car, Sanders admitted fault in a statement: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” the English director said. “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.”

Sanders’ statement came shortly after Stewart released a heart-felt apology — in which she, for the first time ever, confirm her years-long relationship with Twilight costar, Robert Pattinson. “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” she said. “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.”

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