As we heard yesterday, Kristen Stewart “stands by every mistake” she’s ever made, especially if that mistake is named “Rupert Sanders.” It was about a year and a half ago when Us Weekly broke the story of Kristen and Rupert’s affair. I guess I have to give Kristen credit: she survived. She hasn’t quite thrived or anything, but she can still show her face around LA and she and Sparkles had some long, drawn-out relationship drama that carried us through the main part of the post-affair scandals. But what about Rupert? Well, his wife Liberty Ross ended up divorcing him and telling her story (sort of) to Vanity Fair. Allegedly, Rupert would have done anything to get back with Liberty… although I have my doubts. Now Radar claims that Ol’ Rupe’s life has gone downhill in a hurry because he just can’t get Ol’ Lip-Biter out of his head:
Fans were shocked in 2012 when news broke that Twilight star Kristen Stewart had cheated on her co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Now, Radar has learned, Sanders life is spiraling downward while he still holds a torch for Stewart!
Sanders’ wife, actress Liberty Ross, slapped him with divorce papers last year and a source said, “his family is wrecked. Even though he has admitted to everyone in his life that the long-brewing affair was a terrible idea, he still hasn’t been able to get over his feelings for Kristen. He fell in love with her a long time before he laid a finger on her, and he’s finding it difficult to shake.”
After the affair was exposed, Stewart, now 23, and Sanders, 42, made public apologies to their partners and then went their separate ways.
But the source revealed, “They are still in contact,and incredibly, Rupert is still hoping for a future together. But Kristen has come to her senses and doesn’t want to damage her image more. Rupert definitely lost more in this whole scandal. He’s devastated they can’t be together.”
According to the source, the scandal has caused Sanders trouble in locking down his next feature-film directing job and says the filmmaker — in recent years, one of the highest paid commercial directors in the world — has for now returning to the advertising world “to lay low and weigh his options.”
Said the source, “He is a student of other directors’ careers and knows it’s a lot harder to bounce back from a scandal like this if you’re not a household name like Kristen is.
“Rupert, against all better judgment, still holds out hope that he and Kristen can get things going again, but he’s completely deluded – she would never put her career on the line like that again,” the source said.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve said this before, but it really wouldn’t hurt if Rupert and Kristen did get together legitimately now. He’s divorced, she’s single. If they got together… who would care? I mean, Twihards would care, but who else? No one. And hell, it might even help both of them. If they can brand their relationship as a true LOVE affair, that might help to whitewash it. Or hey, maybe Kristen is right and she shouldn’t have anything to do with him. How sad is it that Kristen might be the mature one in this situation?
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