Kristen Stewart apologizes for cheating on Robert Pattinson
“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart has issued an apology to her longtime boyfriend, actor Robert Pattinson on Wednesday after she was spotted and photographed embracing and kissing Rupert Sanders, the director of her most recent movie.
According to reports, 22-year-old Kristen Stewart issued a statement to People magazine, saying, “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.”
While a fling between a famous Hollywood star and a director is reportedly not new in showbiz, the affair of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders gained widespread attention because both of them are high-profiled people.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart play the roles of vampire-human couple of the “Twilight” series of blockbuster romance movies who are deeply and madly in love in the movies. Their on-screen romance became real, and both confirmed in 2010 that they were dating. The two have tried to remain discreet in public and do not discuss their relationship often.
Rupert Sanders, the 41-year-old director of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” also issued a statement on Wednesday regarding his illicit affair with Kristen Stewart, saying that he was “utterly distraught” over the pain that he caused to his wife and children.
“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. 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 said in a statement.
Given their past, the romantic affair of the actress with director Sanders — which was reported with images on celebrity news outlets such as People and Us Weekly — came as a surprise to celebrity watchers and put the three into a publicly awkward situation.
The British director is married to 33-year-old actress and model Liberty Ross , with whom he has two children. Ross even played the role of mother to Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in the “Huntsman” tale.
Most recently, Stewart and Pattinson were together promoting their upcoming final “Twilight” film called “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” at the Comic Con held in San Diego, California earlier this month.
In June, Universal Pictures announced that they were moving forward with a sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but did not give any confirmation whether Rupert Sanders will helm the movie. Kristen Stewart is expected to reprise her role, but is not yet confirmed.