It’s been over a year since Hollywood’s most shocking cheating scandal landed itself smack on the cover of every gossip magazine. And since Kristen Stewart decided to lock lips — in broad daylight — with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, we’ve watched all the relationships surrounding the people in question fall to the ground.
While KStew and Twilight beau Robert Pattinson attempted to revive their romance, which resulted in a tear-jerking breakup, Sanders' wife, Liberty Ross, decided to sever her marriage with the director when the pain was still fresh.
Here’s what the British model turned actress had to say about her husband kissing Stewart. "It was horrible. It was really the worst," she told Vanity Fair. "I have no words to describe what we went through. But I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And I feel like I'm going through a rebirth."
According to Ross, her husband came clean about cheating on her with the Twilight actress just 20 hours before the steamy paparazzi photos went viral. In the photos, one could see Sanders getting extremely intimate with the actress as her kissed her neck and held her from behind. “They were kissing like crazy,” a witness told Us Weekly. “This guy was kissing her entire body.”
But Ross wasn’t the only one shocked about her husband’s affair. Sanders' friend and Ross’ brother, Atticus, an Academy Award-winning composer, expressed how he felt when he learned about the highly publicized affair.
"It was f*cking crazy. Liberty didn't know what was going to happen. I'm texting people because I know this is going to be huge. I knew this had all the makings of what our world has become. This is going to be fu*cking big, and Liberty needs to be protected. I don't think people understand what being in the eye of the storm is like.”
To help keep his sister out of harm's way, Atticus sent Liberty to live with a friend in California — away from Hollywood. "I was able to be there completely secluded. I tried to keep as far away from it as I could and to understand that this is my family and it's the most precious thing to me," she shared. Ultimately, Ross decided that despite her husband’s public apology she couldn’t continue her marriage. "I'm not a quitter. I've done everything I could to be the perfect wife and mother and really support my husband. But I just didn't have any more to give, you know? We were together for 16 years, and that in itself is really beautiful. And we've created two exceptional lives together." Ross filed for divorce from Sanders in January of this year.
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