The biggest news story to come out of Hollywood this past week was the revelation that Kristen Stewart (22 years old) cheated on her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson (26 years old) with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders (41 years old) thanks to photos provided by Us Weekly. Stewart and Sanders both issued apologies, but they appeared not to be enough as it was later reported that Robert Pattinson moved out of the home he shared with Kristen Stewart.
The apology Kristen Stewart issued goes as follows according to People Magazine, “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.” This bears the question, is she sorry that she cheated on the man she loves or is she sorry that she got caught?
The answer is probably both yet which one she is more sorry for is worth exploring some more. This kind of thing is nothing new, a celebrity, politician or religious figure gets caught cheating on their spouse and then has to deliver a big public apology. How many of you remember Rev. Jim Bakker’s “I have sinned against you” speech or more famously, President Bill Clinton’s?
Twilight fans were quick to express their opinions on the matter, most of them asking “How can Kristen Stewart do this to Robert Pattinson?” One fan, as reported by TIME, 25-year old Emma Clark, posted a YouTube video crying about it. To date, her video has almost 2 million hits. She talks about how bad she feels for Robert Pattinson and what will he do? At no time in the video does she show ANY concern for Rupert Sanders’ wife, Liberty Ross or their two children. That’s a Twilight fan for you, I suppose.
One point Clark brings up is how stupid Kristen Stewart can be to get photographed. It’s a very good point because, let’s face it, you’re Kristen Stewart, paparazzi follow you around the way those little fish swim underneath some sharks (Remoras). If you are going to fool around with somebody who is not your boyfriend in public, chances are you are going to be photographed doing it. It is reasonable to imagine that this was not the first time these two got together physically and they may have even slept together. There are now stories going around from Sanders’ brother-in-law stating that this “momentary indiscretion” lasted for MONTHS.
Getting back to why Kristen Stewart cheated, there could be reasons behind it. Maybe Pattinson was becoming distant towards her, maybe he wasn’t giving her the love she felt she needed, hell, or maybe he was really bad in bed. Just because you are a hot looking guy does not instantly mean you are a stud in the sack. In the first “Sex and the City” movie, the character of Steve (David Eigenberg), who is married to Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) admits to having an affair. It is earlier revealed that the two characters had not had sex for over six months, so since he wasn’t getting it at home, he sought out a sexual relationship elsewhere. However, it should be noted that he came to his wife and confessed, making his apology have a little more meaning to it since he wasn’t caught in the act forcing him to say that he was sorry.
Perhaps Kristen Stewart wanted out of her relationship with Robert Pattinson. Remember, she is only 22-years old and presumingly, this is her first serious relationship she has ever had. To already move in with someone at that age is not very common. Most girls her age is just graduating from college and seeking out their first job while either living at home or out on their own. Many women that age are not ready or mature enough to be living with a significant other. So, perhaps, not knowing how to break off the relationship, she subconsciously wanted to get caught. If that is true, it could be that she is not sorry at all.
There have also been reports that Liberty Ross has forgiven Rupert Sanders, who issued his own apology though People Magazine as well. However, if a sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman” gets the green light, it is doubtful she would be too keen on him directing that movie.
“Honey, they want me to direct the Snow White sequel.”
“I DON’T THINK SO, DEAR!”
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson appeared on a Twilight panel together at comic-con earlier this month to help promote, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”. When it comes time to promote that movie it will be interesting to see how that develops. Will the two get back together for the sake of the movie? There have been worse reasons why couples have gotten back together. If they don’t reconcile, will they still do talk shows? If they do talk show, will hosts be told NOT to ask any questions about the affair and breakup? Will hosts abide by that request? Time will tell on that one.
Are Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders REALLY sorry for what they did or are they just sorry that they got caught? Sanders is probably sorrier he got caught. He found himself in a situation where he could hook up with a famous, attractive 22-year old actress and he took it. One could say he thought with his penis, rather than his head or his heart.
Stewart is probably sorrier that she did what she did more than she is that she was caught. Whether she wanted to get caught or not, she clearly loved Robert Pattinson and did not want to hurt him. There were likely some problems between her and Pattinson that none of the public was aware of and it caused her to end up in the arms of another man. Kristen Stewart is a talented actress; she just plays a very weak character of Bella in the Twilight series. It would be a shame if this misstep in her personal life would go on affect her career. Hopefully, she, Pattinson, the Sanders family and Twilight fans around the world can move on from it.