Liberty Ross & Rupert Sanders’ divorce finalized, she walked away with mad $$$

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Who’s the baddest bitch in all the land? Liberty Ross. I think we’ve pretty much established that by now. Liberty Ross split with her husband Rupert Sanders as soon as the Mini Coopering photos came out in July 2012. They separated and Rupert sort of spun out of control and the media-management aspect of things collapsed, which was both Rupert and Kristen Stewart’s fault. They didn’t coordinate their messages correctly and Rupes and K-Stew came out of that affair looking like reckless jackasses. She didn’t work for a year. He hasn’t gotten hired for a feature-length film since.

But Liberty (and Robert Pattinson) came out of the scandal smelling like a rose. She had good PR. She didn’t bitch and moan. She didn’t throw a pity party. She started scheduling modeling work here and there. Some “tips” were given to various media outlets. When she did speak, it was all very vague. At some point, Liberty started dating Jimmy Iovine (who is super-rich). Then six months exactly after the Mini Cooper photos came out, Liberty filed for divorce. She hired super-lawyer Laura Wasser. And now the divorce has come through (two years exactly since the scandal) and Liberty got a lot.

Two years after he was caught in a cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart, director Rupert Sanders’s divorce from Liberty Ross has been finalized, PEOPLE has confirmed.

In court papers filed in L.A. on Wednesday, Ross, 35, gets the couple’s home in L.A. and an apartment and house in London, as well as 15 percent of the profits on films Sanders makes and one-half of his residuals on Snow White and the Huntsman. The model and actress was also awarded spousal support of $25,000 a month until June 2018 or she remarries.

The couple will have joint custody of their children, Skyla, 9, and Tennyson, 7, but Ross will also receive $14,000 a month in child support.

Ross and Sanders, 43, split in 2012 after the British director was photographed snuggling with Stewart, 24, whom he directed in Snow White.

“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement in July 2012. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart.”

Ross, who appeared in flashbacks as the mother of Stewart’s character in Snow White, filed for divorce in January 2013.

[From People]

I’m glad that Liberty got so much, but I also wondered… how in the world is Rupert going to pay her $39,000 a month? He doesn’t make that kind of money. He’s barely worked in the past two years. Did he have a lot of money saved up? Huh. Still, the homes in London and LA… good deal. TMZ says that Rupert only walked away with the Malibu home (I guess he does have money) and “a 1970 VW van.” Sure. Plus, Liberty is getting half of the bank accounts and half of his retirement account. Get it. Good for her.

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  1. hutter says:

    The California legal system, everybody. I’m glad she got “compensated”. But seriously? That much? And she must be independently wealthy, anyway.

    • Ag says:

      it’s a settlement – it’s not court-imposed, but something that both parties negotiated and agreed to. which means that he signed off on it, knowing full well what he can and can’t afford.

      • hutter says:

        Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was court-imposed and it reminded me somewhat of John Cleese’s divorce, which was utterly unfair given that he and his ex-wife didn’t even have children together.

      • Godwina says:

        Hutter: point of order, though–settlements aren’t just about kids. They’re about both adults’ financial security, regardless of whether or not kids are in the picture. If they are, that’s what child support is for. I don’t know the Cleese divorce deets, but separation should not sink either party’s economic outlook, whether they’re the big bread-winner or the “dependant spouse”–whether middle-class or rich or low-income.

        And I say this as someone who recently divorced and even though my husband earns twice what I do and has *all* the prospects, I didn’t go after his money (even though I could have).

    • Jedi says:

      I read elsewhere that she supported the family for the majority of the marriage, so the stuff she was awarded may have been purchased with her money anyway.
      Edit: someone beat me to it – already mentioned downthread! :)

    • Michele says:

      He felt guilty as hell for cheating for a nothing girl and losing her. He basically out of guilt to her and the children is giving her what she wants. It happened to me too. My ex husband felt horrible when he hurt me and does to this day. He STILL gives me money every month, I’m remarried AND our daughter it 20! Yes I’ve tried to say no. He makes direct deposits into my savings…….guilt makes people this way.

  2. Audrey says:

    Damn

    Good for her. But will she actually see that money? He’s not getting work :/

    • Kosmos says:

      I read that he is indeed getting work…..he’s working on some other projects even though we may not hear a lot about it. It’s not like he’s a huge director and we hear of everything he’s doing. In fact, I hadn’t ever heard of him until Snow White came along…shortly thereafter, followed the Kristen Stewart caper, Oops!! Big, big mistake, Rupert…..don’t know how he could, in any way, even on a bad day, choose someone like KS over his wife and family. He will forever be known for this lapse in judgment.

  3. Maria says:

    She doesn’t deserve squat from future projects, period.

    Everything else I’m good with.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It was a settlement, not a court ordered division. He agreed to it. I think he actually feels bad for ripping their lives apart by cheating with Stewart. She “deserves” whatever they agreed to. She didn’t “deserve” to have her heart cut out.

      • Maria says:

        I agree with her not deserving to be cheated on (no one does) .

        Earnings from future projects that she has no part in unless she’s actually working onset is overkill, IMO.

        ANYTHING they built together I genuinely believe she’s entitled to.

        /oh well

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think we basically agree. If a court ordered him to give her future earnings, I would have a problem with that. I see your point. But that’s not what happened. He accepted those terms at settlement, so if I were her…I’d just say thanks. She may have given up her professional life to some degree to stay home with their children, reducing her future earning potential or something similar, or he may just feel guilty. He may have traded a smaller monthly payment to her for future earnings or something. We don’t know.

      • Audrey says:

        I think she feels like she gave up her career to be his wife and mother of his children

        She furthered his career by doing so, so she deserves a portion of the earnings

        Not sure I agree but it’s not my divorce agreement

      • Bridget says:

        It makes me think that she really helped to make his start in directing happen – she was after all the more successful of the 2, and she’s got some great connections through her brother.

    • GiGi says:

      Many times women who’ve given up their career to support their husbands to where they are, are awarded a portion of future earnings and half of any retirement funds. The thinking is that the woman had supported the man, who was essentially earning for the family, not just for himself. In fact, in my state, divorcees are eligible for half an ex spouse’s social security income, as well – maybe that’s a federal law? IDK.

    • LAK says:

      What Gigi said.

      In this particular case, it is well known that she was the majority bread winner for many years. She was earning very good money – contracts like Burberry which is huge in the UK and Dior. When he decided to move to LA to pursue his career, she gave all that up, but clearly had enough money , and possibly family money to continue to support them.

      The other advantage she brought to his life were connections. Her brothers are very successful music producers – Nine Inch Nails and seem to be the go to music scorers for David Fincher’s films among many other productions they work on, so Rupert benefited greatly from his connection with her.

      Too bad he couldn’t keep it in his pants.

    • mytbean says:

      I think what she got was more than fair. To me, infidelity is a breach of a life-long contract.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    I’ve never heard of him before all of this, but based on the list of their assets it sounds like he had a pretty decent career at some point.

  5. black orchid, says:

    in Ivana Trumps words”Girls Dont get mad , Get everything”

  6. Abbott says:

    Man, that summer was the best for gossip. Scarfy Depp downgraded, tons of royal nudes, Katie Holmes great escape, and who can forget the Hulk Hogan sex tape (you probably did, but I thankfully just reminded you :) ?

  7. Rhiley says:

    I wonder if she will join one of the Real Housewives casts. Andy Cohen is probably eyeing her to be one of his new bffs.

  8. Rubber Ducky says:

    Hey that VW Kombi might be worth six figures.

  9. MrsBPitt says:

    Sanders lost his wife, kids (well, half the time), money, jobs, status and reputation…I wonder if K-Stew was worth it….something tells me, she wasn’t!!

    • Nibbi says:

      you forgot houses. a coupla houses. kind of amazing what people are willing to risk, or i guess think they can get away with icky stuff sometimes… i almost feel bad for the guy.

      almost.

      and i dig her for sticking to her guns, walking away, cutting it clean, keeping some dignity, and looking friggin’ great in the process.

  10. Jen2 says:

    Lesson: First of all, Don’t cheat, but if you don’t want to get taken to the cleaners in the divorce, don’t cheat in a public park in a town full of paparazzi and gossips who will put it on the cover of a magazine!! Really dumb move. Who knows what was going on in their marriage, but that kind of humiliation is rough, especially for the children. Does she have something else on him that she used, because this does seem like a lot. But he was a jerk, so he gets no pity.

  11. Talie says:

    He must come from money — I think the rub on her was that she did too. Or maybe she was just part of the British aristocracy who hide behind titles. I know she is considered posh.

  12. T.C. says:

    What, what? That’s walking away with more than 50% of community property and 15% of future movie residuals? Maybe she had some additional mega dirt on the Rupert and Kstew affair and this is hush money. LOL. Damn. I wish all cheating spouses, male and female, lose this much for hurting their families, humiliating their spouses and potentially bringing STD’s home from their affairs.

    I don’t know where Rupert is going to get all this money from. Wasn’t it Liberty Ross who came from the wealthy family and the one supporting the family for years with her modeling before her husband hit it big?

  13. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    How is it that the divorce took a year and a half to finalize? Were they fighting over money?

    I was only surprised because Brad P’s and Jennifer A’s divorce took what? Seven or eight months to finalize? Is that the norm in Cali/LA? Or is it more normal in Liberty and Rupert’s case?

    • TheRealMaya says:

      I think it depends on the couple involved. Both Brad and Jennifer wanted a quick and clean divorce – they left with what they bought to the table. The only things Brad wanted from Jennifer was her shares of Plan B – which he bought from her.

      In this situation – I think Liberty wanted to punish her ex and made sure things won’t be settled until she got want she wanted. That could be the reason for lenght of time.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It took my friend 2 years to divorce in CA! I think it depends if they have kids, if they agree on how their time is spent, etc.

      Brad and Jen didn’t have kids or child support, etc. They just had to divide assets.

  14. Anna says:

    I do have problems with women/men getting spousal support (thank god this system does not exist in my country). Why on Earth should you support another adult fully capable of finding a job?
    I don’t care who’s at fault for the broken marriage (and honestly, in most cases the assets are divided either equally or favor the mother or the person who was cheated on): just because you’re a f**king jerk does not mean that you have to support the other person financially for the X number of years (yes, I’m in favor of dividing assets either equally or proportionally or whatever and then being done with it).
    Children do need to get child support as they are incapable of doing it themselves and it was their parents’ choice to bring them into this world. But why on Earth do you have to pay your spouse? Whatever happened, they are not your responsibility after the divorce (not to mention that courts are rather sexist: how many men do you know who are receiving spousal support). Especially if the other party is as independently wealthy as Liberty Ross.

    The part where she gets money from his ALL (including FUTURE) projects should be illegal. He might be a creepy cheater but that is not a crime (just a despicable thing to do). If the legal system punishes for cheating, why not to go further and take example from some other countries in the Middle East and punish it by jail time and/or death penalty?..

    • GiGi says:

      This is a settlement they worked out themselves, likely through mediation, and which they brought to the court. He’s fully agreed to it.

      As I said above – in the case of a spouse who’s given up his/her career to support their partner in his/her career – absolutely spousal support should be given. Imagine it this way – you are a degreed, career person – you get married and then stay home to raise kids for 20 years, supporting your spouse so they can earn more. Then you get divorced. You are not an employable person at the level you would’ve been, had you been in the work force for those 20 years. The sole earner throughout the marriage was earning for the family, not merely for themselves. So the person who gave up their career deserves to be compensated, imo.

      • hindulovegod says:

        Exactly this. She didn’t model during all of her prime years, opting instead to support his career and raise their children. If she had worked, she might have built enough fame to be able to continue modeling into her 30s and 40s. Now, longevity in her modeling career will be harder to achieve. The settlement is generous, but I can see the argument for it.

      • PoliteTeaSipper says:

        You don’t even have to have kids, you just have to have sacrificed your career to someone in a really specialized field. My husband is a collegiate music conductor. Jobs are very few and far between and the main reason he has been able to go as far as he has is because I took the backseat career wise. His current posting is in an area where there are NO job openings for me. If we divorced I would be out on the street without any money to even move to another state that recognizes music therapists. If we divorced I would expect him to give me half of our joint account and pay for me to get some other qualifications or bring my original ones back up to speed so I could support myself and not be permanently penalized for supporting him and his dream job as much as I did.

      • Moi says:

        I emphatically agree Gigi. Too true. I stayed home for only a year and a half, and even with my degree, and over 10 years of experience in my field, it took me so much longer to find a new job. I was shocked.

      • Ange says:

        What Polite Tea Sipper said. My husband is in the army and we just moved to a new posting only to find out we have another one at the end of the year in a different state. My resume is going to suffer because I’m supporting his career, not to mention I’m moving around a lot away from the city I lived in for a decade and love. If we split you bet I’d make sure I was financially compensated enough to move home and establish myself again.

    • megs283 says:

      Luckily I do not have firsthand knowledge of this, but I believe the spousal support is based on the idea that someone (typically the wife) put her career in the backseat while raising children and providing a home for the husband. An example…a man and woman meet right out of college. The woman works and supports the husband through law school. Once he becomes a lawyer, they have kids, she quits her job and stays home (working her butt off, but not being compensated). Twenty years down the road, he has an affair, they get a divorce. She would be absolutely screwed without alimony. She hasn’t worked for 20 years.

      Plenty of people get divorced amicably and don’t do that – but it’s a protection for the spouses (men and women) who left their career for the benefit of the family.

      As someone said above, the Liberty Ross agreement was a settlement, which means it wasn’t a court decision. It was theoretically a deal between two consenting adults (and their ace lawyers).

    • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

      @Anna
      My mum never worked, so she got spousal support for life. In many countries social welfare doesn’t exist, if your husband walked out on you when you are 50 or over that, how can you find a job if you were never in the job market for 30-40 years? I’ve been off the job market for one year and a half and I can’t find a job to save my life….
      Maybe you were speaking of young spouses…

      • Anna says:

        Well, what has prevented her from working for so long? Did she keep having kids every 3-5 years for the whole time? If not, there’s absolutely no reason to stay at home after your children start school (well, unless you don’t feel like working and prefer to stay at home cooking and cleaning (and this is something that everyone can do for themselves so I don’t really count this as supporting someones career) but then you should be aware of the fact that your carefree life as someone’s dependent might end).
        And my mother also did not work for most part of my childhood and teen years after divorcing my father. I had to pitch in with so I know damn well that it’s not a rocket science or some hard labor. It’s thankless, yes but it works if you teach your children to do their part.

      • Anname says:

        Anna, I take a LOT of offense at what you said. I am currently a stay at home mom, and it certainly isn’t a “free ride”. It’s a sacrifice, frankly. I am holding off on my career goals in order to take care of my family. You are foolish if you think it is simply cooking and cleaning once children are of school age. The time commitment doesn’t lessen, it just changes. I am quite sure Liberty Ross had plenty of moments where she missed her work environment and wondered where she would be if she didn’t leave her career. Everyone has to decide what works for their own family, but you demean my choice and hers with your “free ride” comments.

    • Nila says:

      Probably because you live in some Nordic welfare state that pays you money to do nothing but twiddle your fingers? Plus health insurance? Well in the US we don’t so they go after the spouse.

      • K says:

        Health insurance should be a basic human right. I don’t know why you’re slamming that. And the welfare state takes care of everyone. Everyone is equal. People don’t sleep in cardboard boxes and literally freeze to death during the winter in welfare states or are in debt for life because they want an education, in welfare states.

      • Anna says:

        Well, K is spot on. First, everyone should have access to the doctors and treatment independent of how much money they earn (you know, that’s the thing that most of us twiddlers believe: everyone’s born equal).
        Second, welfare state system is there to help people get back on their feet because it’s in everyone’s best interest. Yes, it has tons of problems but I’d rather end up supporting money twiddlers then letting them die in a freezing winter or having them denied necessary treatment.

        Btw, so basically what you’re saying is that since US doesn’t ensure basic rights to health insurance and doesn’t feel like helping it’s citizens by offering a support system, the government is entitled to go after someone’s personal money because their spouse chose to stay at home instead of working and can’t find a job now? Yeah, it’s so much better and fairer rather than actually offering services to help people find jobs and raise qualifications…

      • Silly Child says:

        I think there’s a clash of mentalities going on here as well.
        Personally I find Anna and K to be right. Women who choose to play second fiddle to the man’s career should be aware that once they are no longer playing the wife role they should revert back to playing the independent adult role. Otherwise, how are you ever truly separated if you still depend on someone else to pay your bills and buy you food and shelter?? I mean, for your sake alone, no one should live like that.

        On the other hand, I come from Eastern Europe. There, and around the Mediterranean, it’s still normal to have a stay at home wife raising kids and a man who earns to support them. I’m not saying it’s everywhere, but it is a mentality that is deeply ingrained in the culture. Think 1950s US. So it’s twice as hard when women get divorced after being married basically all their life and never doing anything else other than raising kids and taking care of the family. Which, trust me, is as much of a tough job as any other, only it doesn’t pay in $$.
        Anyone who thinks that taking care of children and running a household is not really work has never done it before.
        I know I’m losing my mind after just babysitting family members and helping out at larger gatherings. I’d go nuts if I had to take care of kids & clean & cook every day. Kids, especially young kids, are HARD work. I’d much rather have a proper job and go home in the evening to a meal ready and everything else already taken care of..

    • Kelly says:

      You are so right Anna!! I cannot understand why we would celebrate Liberty Ross.

      • Mrs K. says:

        It’s not like the woman stayed at home and the husband didn’t want it. They both agreed to it!!! When husbands want their wives at home for their convenience, they have to provide for them. It’s called responsibility.

        I gave up my career for my husband. We are constantly moving, therefore it’s impossible for me to find a job. I understand you, PoliteTeaSipper, very well.

  15. Jenny12 says:

    After all the drama, Rupert and Kristen did not even end up together. Yet another reason to work on your actual relationship and decide what you want instead of cheating.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I think that’s what really did Kristen and Rupert in–we see the effects of it on Kristen more, because she’s a lot more visible than Rupert. But it was a lot worse because there weren’t any feelings there.

      And then before that, for the last two, three years Kristen had shown herself to be an a-hole. Seriously. I honestly didn’t care much for her (beyond her lip bitey acting) because she just seemed like a generally unpleasant person to be around. She complained a lot in her interviews, copped an attitude sometimes, always looked like she was bored on rc’s and didn’t want to be there…so it was freaking HILARIOUS to me (probably shouldn’t have been) when all of this happened.

      Seriously–when I read what happened, a week later (bc I was at my aunt’s house in NY and had no internet), I just laid there and laughed. I laughed so hard that my uncle came into the room to see what was going on.

      Also–I think that’s what gets people. To go through all of that, for a fling? Public apology, no work for a year, damaged reputation, etc….

      • Jenny12 says:

        I don’t like her either. She always reminded me of Avril Lavigne- smug, nasty, rude and a fake punk. Her nasty comments and attitude were infuriating. Listen, you’re 20, you’re rolling in money and there are people struggling to pay rent and child care. Shut up and be grateful for your success and do the job you chose. I think Rupert really did have feelings for her- still a tool, though- and she just enjoys the attention from whomever. Even in the photos that blew this apart, she seems detached and lacking in interest, while he is practically panting. I will say that it contrasts with pap photos of her with Pattinson, where she seems extremely attracted to him and physically engaged.

      • kri says:

        That whole sideshow was the most mismanaged celeb “scandal”. I could not believe it when she cae out with that wailing, gnashing of teeth statement about “Rob”. OMG that was so bad. Liberty handled it perfectly. Sanders had a close encounter of the third kind with karma.

      • Jenny12 says:

        Kristen did as well, I think. People really hated her and she pretends she doesn’t care what they think but she really does. I think Rupert will go back to the UK and the small, successful career he had there and Liberty will stay here and do some work, raise her kids, and date Jimmy Iovine, who won’t let her starve.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @kri
        What made me lose whatever sympathy I had for Kristen about the whole thing, was when they were promoting BD 2 and someone asked Kristen if she and Rob were together, and Kristen tried to act smart and said ‘I like to keep ‘em guessing’..REALLY. Girl, you just got caught dry humping a dude who was NOT your boyfriend, released a half assed apology (momentary indiscretion, WHAT?), and now you want to act all coy.

        Girl, no.

        And Kristen, I think, was luckier than most. Most people, even in the entertainment media felt sorry for her. I mean, the tabloids ran with it for a while, but other than that? Nothing much.

  16. eliza says:

    My only comment really is about him not getting work.

    I find it a bit hypocritical that a director would be blackballed in Hollywood over an affair. It isn’t as if Hollywood is filled with wonderfully devoted husbands and wives, taking the sanctity of their marital vows to heart. People in huge positions in Hollywood have done, are doing and will do far worse.

    That Singer dude seems to continue directing even though countless tales and lawsuits have plagued his pedophile self for years.

    Why is Sanders behavior so appalling? Sure what he did to his family sucks but isn’t the ruin of that and the financial payout enough punishment? Why is his career suffering? Hollywood is full of hypocrites and sickos.

    • Lucy2 says:

      My guess is because Singer (gross and deserving of shunning as he is) is pretty entrenched in the Hollywood scene and part of a huge franchise. Snow White was Rupert’s first feature film, so no studios have any loyalty to him, he’s a newcomer who had a major scandal on his first try- many probably think he’s not worth the trouble or the negative press that ‘s going to follow him for some time.
      Not saying it’s fair, but it’s my guess as to why he’s being treated differently.

      • eliza says:

        Ahhhhh, so pedophiles in successful franchises are less offensive than a married man having an affair who directs a moderately successful movie. Got it. (Not shading you. Shading the digusting Hollywood cover up machine and it’s protection of sexual deviants for $$$$$$$$$$$$).

    • Maria says:

      hollywood likes people who bring in money or awards. Singer has already brought in a lof ot money for a lot of people. thats not excusing it, thats explaining it, not that you mistake what i say.

      its often accomplished people who are found out to cheat. its harder to get rid of them. but a guy like Rupert? He blew the FIRST big chance he gets! all morality aside, that is unprofessional.

      also he did not bone an intern in his office. he had something with one of the most famous and most photographed women in BRIGHT DAYLIGHT. talk about being smart.

      if i was a ruthless business person i woudlnt care about the homewrecking Kristen and Rupert did, i would care about them b eing so hopelessly unprofessional and stupid to pull of this public display of an affair.

      the pr fallout is another thing. Kristen at least has some die hard fans who will wash aways all facts and people knew her from the Twillight movies, what has Rupert going on for him? Spielberg is known for big blockbusters, Tarantino for fanattastic scripts, del Torro for his fantasy and Sanders? for boning Kristen Stewart. that will always come up when you hire him. its not like:”Who is that guy?” “oh he did some very succesful movies and got an Oscar” he is only known for his private life.

      he ruined the chance of a quick and profitable Snowhite 2. And if there is a part two the media will bring up the cheating.

      think about it: would you invest millions of dollars into a movie helmed by a guy that acted like Rupert?

      • MaiGirl says:

        You nailed it. I wish the system weren’t how it is, but money makes the world go round. If he’d been more successful and well-known before this scandal (you are totally right that he is known mostly for MiniCoopergate, which is NOT good!), it wouldn’t have hit him as hard at all.

    • hindulovegod says:

      It’s not the cheating that has tanked his career. The affair affected the earnings of a successful franchise. His recklessness cost the studio a lot of money, and that’s why he isn’t in demand as a director.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        This. SWATH made a LOT of money. When they had that affair and were found out, the studios probably had to scramble to figure out what to do about any future plans for a sequel–because *this* would come up when the movie came out.

        And Rupert isn’t that talented. I thought Charlize Theron was amazing, other than that? It was boring, and I fastforwarded through half the movie because I was so bored. I felt like I had sat there for four hours, when it’d only been like two hours.

      • lucy2 says:

        Both he and Kristen are out of the sequel, if there is one, right?
        But yeah, it’s all risk vs. reward. And he hasn’t provided enough reward for the risk of hiring him again.

        For a first time director it wasn’t bad, but I agree that Charlize carried that film, it was a good role for her. Some of the visual effects were really nicely done too.
        I’d like to know who’s idea the fairy things were though, because you could feel the whole audience have a WTF moment when they came on.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Exactly! SWATH was also kind of billed as a family film, even thought some of the subject matter was rather dark. There were A LOT of kids at the showing I saw, especially squealing little girls there for Kristin. You can’t have your family film franchise helmed by an exposed cheater and his pseudo-mistress. That pig can’t fly!

  17. Maria says:

    first of all: i would have never thought they had so much stuff.

    i really hope Kristen is a divine lay otherwise he could kind of regret paying so much for it :D

    im all for cheating partners paying way more than half, i know though that its hard to prove in front of a court and therefore often isnt looked into. a friend of mine had to pay half to his wife after SHE cheated. yeah justice…

    in the end he got out pretty smooth. its only money, his children will never know how it is to grow up with two parents and will have problems in their relationships until the day that they die. cheating is such a horrible thing. i dont know why we dont treat cheaters like bullies. there is so much damage, emotionally and STDs. cheating is never a mistake its always a deliberate choice.

    • Jenny12 says:

      I don’t think she is. I think she is the kind of girl/woman who intrigues guys with her pseudo tough act and her lack of caring or chasing. Look at the photos with Rupert; he is a walking erection, all over her, trying to be in constant contact and she is completely detached. She is receiving attention, but not lavishing any. I think she likes attention and admiration. I *will* say that in papped photos with Pattinson, she seems very into him. I think he was actually a good match for her. There was a genuine chemistry there.

  18. Courtney says:

    I believe when they first got together, Liberty was the bigger earner/star (in the UK). Her brother is Atticus Ross and she had connections that helped Rupert’s career. Even though she had more opportunities for work in the UK, she moved with the children to LA because it was better for his career. I think all that has to be taken into account when looking at their divorce settlement.

  19. Zee says:

    It’s fair and balanced for the way the marriage ended and the divorce taking place in CA. I also suspect this wasn’t the first time Rupert had an affair and so he felt extra guilty, and as this is a settlement (not court ordered) he signed off knowing he could pay.

    I remember reading somewhere that he came from serious inherited money, although not an aristocratic background like LR. He can afford it, although I think his future career is wrecked since the Snow White film was his first movie…man had money but no power.

  20. Tig says:

    This settlement-aka being taken to the cleaners- is no doubt his version of atonement. I agree with the article- his monthly CS/periodic alimony payments are pretty steep. I hope she doesn’t find herself back in court chasing money that isn’t there. He wouldn’t be the first man to agree to pay $$ while having no intention of doing same.

  21. Dixie Jewel says:

    With a settlement like this, you can bet it was not a one time or a first time meet up between Sanders and Stewart. Good for you Liberty!

  22. FingerBinger says:

    Liberty Ross got half of his pension plan and credit card points too. Why does she need half of his pension plan and credit card points? I guess he didn’t want to fight,but he should have at least kept that.

  23. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Her divorce lawyer is clearly better than his divorce lawyer

  24. kibbles says:

    Why do some people get married when so much is at stake? Sure, if both people in the relationship are monogamists and know that they aren’t the type to ever cheat, then marriage might be worth the risk. But if you are the type with a wandering dong or is into open relationships, then don’t get married. He’s a cheater but she really took him to the cleaners. Was an affair with Kristen Stewart worth all that money? I don’t think so.

  25. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She looks like a mix of Angelina Jolie and Bethenny Frankel.

  26. Kat says:

    She was a big model when she was younger. He is really not that successful at all in the movie industry, apparently she supported him financially at times. So i don’t think it necessarily was generous to her, more than likely the homes etc was purchased largely with her money. I think he worked in advertising and commercials before his movie debut, my guess is he went back to that and probably makes a decent wage.

    • K says:

      Yeah, I was going to say that about his income. I think movie directing was his dream career, and Snow White his big break, but directing commercials isn’t exactly poorly paid, either. Agree that the assets in terms of real estate etc were probably funded by her in the first place, anyway, especially the London properties.

  27. Penelope says:

    Wonder if he feels it was worth it. Talk about blowing up your whole life for a little side dish.

  28. Emmanuelle says:

    I saw him in an airport lounge at LAX about 6 months after all if this happened and he was strutting around like a peacock yapping on his cellphone and staring at women. He have me a side-eyed up and down while I was getting coffee. He’s a complete jerk…

    • mimi says:

      @emmanuelle

      I always had a feeling that Kristen was not the first person he carried on with during his marriage. Before Liberty closed down her twitter account, there was a sense that all was not well in their marriage even before the USWeekly photos were published. He met Liberty when she was a teenager and Kristen was only 22, both much younger than him. It would appear he has a thing for really young girls. And from your personal account with him, he doesn’t hide his appreciation for attractive women.

  29. ojulia123 says:

    I wish *everyone* I knew whose spouse publicly cheated/humiliated them got that kind of pay off. Wow.

  30. Tia says:

    You know, it annoys me that everyone is seeing this as money he is ‘giving’ to her. Most of the marital assets were bought with her earnings and she trashed her career moving to the US because that’s what he wanted. When you also take into account she was barely legal (and not legal in California) when they got together, I think she deserves every penny.

    • K says:

      Yeah, this. He’s a sleazy waste of space, who likes very, very young girls.

      I also eyeroll at any woman who has sniped at her for how she’s handled herself since. She’s displayed class, dignity and ovaries of solid titanium in this mess, all the more remarkable because she was so very, very young when she started a relationship with him – he’s essentially been her whole adult life. I hope the future holds everything good for her.

  31. Jennifer Astin says:

    GET IT. Love Liberty.

  32. wow says:

    Lol. Hey, get money, honey.

    Was the Sparkle Chaser was worth it to you now, Rupert? Hmm??

  33. Emily C. says:

    She has less money than when she was married to him and it was all their money.

    I hate the way the gossip world acts like, whenever there’s a divorce, the woman is somehow “taking” the man’s money. No.

  34. Brittany says:

    I am going to get a lot of bullshit from this but I don’t care. I don’t defend KS or RS for what they did. It’s disgusting carrying on an affair like they did and being so stupid about it. They really screwed themselves. But I just don’t know, maybe I am a different kind of woman. I can understand dividing assets, that sort of thing. But as a woman scorned (and I HAVE been a woman scorned) there is no way I would take as much as she did. Yes, I wasn’t scorned publicly. I would divide assets and walk away. Make sure the kids are okay financially and be done with it. I wouldn’t be taking future earnings, credit cards, that sort of thing. I’d think that I have a little too much respect for myself to have to have him support me even after we are over. I’d be so happy to be rid of him and to just move on from my life.

    Although people saying she was laying low after the fall out from the affair must be forgetful because this lady was walking red carpets left and right. I remember so many posts about her and her awful outfits LOL

  35. Andrea says:

    Okay, I get most of this, but I do not agree with future earnings, retirement monies, or spousal support (maybe for health insurance since in US you get 0 unless you pay for it, but other than that not so much). My boyfriend currently makes more than 2 times my income and I do not expect him to buy me things or to give me a cushier life because of it. If we split, I do not plan to fight him for his money ( we are common law in Canada so technically I could if I wanted to yes even if he cheated I would not fight him for it). I feel like I lost total respect for this woman after seeing this divorce decree. She is a greedy, greedy woman. Get a job or another rich husband if that’s your deal, but geesh, do something yourself. Who needs that much money per month? We live in a disgusting materialistic, greedy world.

    • mimi says:

      The day after the USWeekly photos were published, Liberty posted a picture of herself on twitter posing very proudly with a smug look on her face surrounded by high end designer shopping bags to show her very recent and expensive shopping spree. Only one day after the cheating pictures were released. She’s going to need every bit of that $25,000 monthly alimony check. J/S

      • Andrea says:

        Disgusting! Whatever happened to curling up with some ice cream and having a good cry?? UGH! I don’t care if I was married to my dream celebrity and he cheated on me, I would not milk him for all he is worth. Some people imo have no class and morals and stoop just as low as the cheater.

      • Maria says:

        thats not true, her she posted a Snowhite picture and wrote “not so innocent after all”, then deleted it and deleted the account.

      • mimi says:

        @Maria

        She posted both pictures. I know this to be true because I followed her account on twitter during SWATH filming and promo because she had a small role in the film and was also married to the director. Before SWATH, I had never heard of her or Rupert. The drunk Snow White cartoon picture was posted but she ended up deleting it. On the day the cheating pictures went viral, she posted a simple, “wow”. Then the following day, she posted a picture of herself surrounded with high end designer shopping bags looking like she went on a very expensive and massive shopping spree. She even displayed a Balenciaga shopping bag right in the front knowing KStew had just been named the spokesperson for the new Balenciaga fragrance. Then, the entire twitter account was deleted. I’m guessing she was advised to do so by the PR management team she hired in the aftermath of the USWeekly photo release.

  36. Mei-Lu McGonigle says:

    Rupert Sanders is an a-list commercial director. He can earn six figures on one gig lasting only a couple of weeks.

  37. Michele says:

    He is gave her everything she wanted out of guilt, this happened to me.

    My ex husband felt horrible when he cheated on me and does to this day. He STILL gives me money every month, I’m remarried AND our daughter it 20!

    Yes I’ve tried to say no. He makes direct deposits into my savings…….guilt makes people this way.

  38. caz says:

    That’s one hell of an $$$ fling! Cosign on all of the intelligent perceptive comments already posted. Good job Celebitchies,