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

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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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  • devonK

    why should he have to claim her for the rest of the world? if they are in a relationship, he knows it and she knows it. the rest of the world not knowing isn't what caused her to cheat.

  • PotstickerChineseCanadians

    Do you know him personally? If you don't, then I would suggest you take a long walk to the mental institution...

  • kiki

    lmao. give me a break.

  • no gf to him
    no gf to him

    he should've claimed her when he had the chance. everyone's been saying all along what a hot comodity she's become and how guys have been chomping at the bit to get a crack at her. that rob should claim kristen as his girlfriend while he still had the chance in order to keep the wolves at bay. well...he didn't. and look what happened? the exact thing that everyone said would happen. and he blames only kristen for this? rob need to take a long hard look in the mirror and reaccess some of his own choices before he goes throwing blame elsewhere.