Over the weekend, we discussed the seemingly damning interview, allegedly given by Liberty Ross’s brother Leopold Ross about the state of his sister’s marriage. The UK tabloid claimed that Leopold had given them an exclusive interview in which he said that everyone knew that Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart had been boning for months and months. I covered the story, as did many other gossip and legit outlets. The quotes seemed in direct contradiction to Rupert and Kristen’s “version” of their affair, which was basically that “since we only got caught once, we’ll just claim that was the only time we ever fooled around.” The quotes also seemed to contradict some of the reports that Liberty has already forgiven her husband for his “silly flirtation” with Kristen. And now People Magazine has a weird denial of Leopold Ross’s interview…?
Don’t believe everything you read. Following a new report in British newspaper The People that director Rupert Sanders’s affair with Kristen Stewart was not simply a one-time fling, a source very close to his wife Liberty Ross and her family tells PEOPLE that all quotes from that story are false.
“Contrary to inaccurate reports, neither Liberty Ross nor any member of her family has spoken to the media,” the source tells PEOPLE. “Quotes that are being attributed to the Ross family have been completely fabricated.”
The People report quotes a man purporting to be Liberty’s brother, Leopold Ross, who says, “[Rupert and Kristen's affair] was from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week.”
Editors at The People did not immediately respond to request for comment and clarification, and sources have maintained to PEOPLE that Kristen and Rupert’s fling was not drawn out.
Regardless, “Rob just isn’t going to be able to get passed the cheating – one time or not,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “It’s something she always knew he could never tolerate.”
Since news of their infidelity broke, Stewart, 22, and Sanders, 41, both issued public apologies, and sources reported the duo had only been intimate once. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Robert Pattinson, 26, and Stewart are not speaking to each other and have both left the home they once shared, PEOPLE has confirmed.
So, an unnamed source tells People Mag that the quotes are not real… but Leopold Ross hasn’t come out and said anything else to verify or deny the original quotes. This whole thing is so fishy! It feels like Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders’ teams are really aggressively pursuing this sketchy “they only hooked up a little bit, there was never a p in her v” strategy. And it’s a dumb strategy. Dumb… and very, very young. It feels like the kind of debate we had in the 1990s with the Clinton scandal and what constituted “hooking up” and “cheating”. It’s not a semantic debate, you know. And beyond that, I simply don’t buy that Rupert and Kristen’s affair WAS brief. Also – Sanders was also seen out in LA yesterday, for the first time since the scandal broke last week. He’s still wearing his wedding ring. Bastard.
Here are some highlights from other Twihardy Meltdown stories:
*According to Radar, Kristen and Rob are having a huge fight over who gets “custody” of their dog, Bear. Kristen is keeping her cat Max, but Rob has always felt that Bear was more “his” animal, although Kristen often played dog-mother to Bear. A source says, “After Rob moved his things out of their Los Angeles apartment, he then told Kristen he wanted Bear. She was heartbroken – they adopted Bear together and she always felt that he was their little baby. But Rob was so hurt by Kristen’s actions he decided that he wants the dog to help him get over what happened. After all, a dog is a man’s best friend and Bear is such a good companion. However, Kristen won’t give up Bear in a hurry. She helped Rob save Bear from Parvo disease, which nearly took its life when it was a puppy. She wants joint custody – and it could get a little messy.”
*Even more sadness, via the same insider: “Before news of the affair broke, Robert and Kristen were looking into the possibility of adopting another dog. They were desperate for a play pal for Bear and scoured petfinder.com, as well as a few high-kill shelters in Los Angeles. But it seems that’s out of the question now.” OMG BEAR IS THEIR BABY. Bear = The New Suri Cruise.
*The Sun (the UK tab) claims that Sparkles “has turned to strangers for help since his co-star Kristen Stewart admitted cheating on him.” A source says, “Robert has resorted to asking strangers out to keep him company. He went out for drinks with a woman staying in his hotel and he told her it was ‘ridiculous’ he had nobody to talk to. He’s been spending most of his days off playing computer games.” Sounds like the first stage of Breakup Grief. Next comes “boning whoever comes around.”
*Remember how some of us were asking if Kristen got a boob job several weeks ago? Well, Kristen might have gotten some new boobs for Rupert. Maybe that’s what he was doing in her car. Checking out her bolt-ons.
*A source claims, “[Rob] was horrified that she issued a public apology to him. It was even more surprising because the two of them had this very specific personal agreement about not ‘going public’ with their relationship, until they both agreed it was the right time. To do it this way — apologizing for cheating on him — ended up being totally unacceptable.”
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