After Us Weekly printed incriminating snaps of the pair cozying up, the 22-year-old Twilight star admitted to a tryst with the married director, 41, who has two kids with his model wife Liberty Ross. “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” Stewart said in a heartfelt statement.
And she apologized to her boyfriend of four years, Robert Pattinson, 26. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob,” she said. “I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,”
Sanders followed with his own statement. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” he 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.”
Read on for the latest developments in the scandal that’s shook the Twi-hard nation.
1. In wake of Stewart’s public apology, Pattinson moves out of their shared Los Angeles home.
It seems the sun may have set on the Twilight couple: Robert Pattinson packed his bags and left the Los Feliz love nest that he shared with longtime love Kristen Stewart, according to People. The Cosmopolis actor is reportedly “heartbroken and humiliated” by Stewart’s caught-on-camera tryst with Rupert Sanders. Even though she claims it was a “momentary indiscretion,” Pattinson has cut off contact with his girlfriend of four years. “I’m not sure they’ll be able to recover from this,” a source told People.
2. Rupert Sanders’ father dismisses director’s affair as “very brief.”
With Rupert Sanders’ marriage reeling after the revelation of his affair with Kristen Stewart, the Snow White and the Huntsman director’s father is diffusing the drama. “Of course their relationship will survive this,” Michael Sanders told People. “This is nothing, they will definitely survive all of this. It is all a lot of fuss about nothing. I should imagine it was something very brief. She is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen.”
3. Gaga tweeted support for the embattled couple.
As Hollywood reacts to the affair heart ’round the world, singer Lady Gaga is speaking out in defense of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. “Geez this kirstew rob stuff is brutal,” she wrote on her Twitter. “Makes me sad the way press acts. hope they’re ok.”
4. Brandi Glanville slams Kristen Stewart.
The K-Stew cheating scandal is bring up bitter memories for Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville. “I’m not happy with this K stew BS,” Glanville tweeted. “2 close to home. Same story, friends with the wife and kids & f**k the husband when we think no one is looking.” The reality star saw her marriage to Eddie Cibrian fall to pieces following his on-set affair with LeAnn Rimes.
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