Posted 7/28/12 by Cara Chiaramonte in Entertainment

Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders: The Biggest Celeb Cheating Scandal?

kristen stewart cheating
kristen stewart cheating

The media went crazy this week, when Us Weekly revealed pictures of Kristin Stewart and director Rupert Sanders a little too close for the comfort of “Twilight” fans and, most importantly, their respective significant others.

Stewart, 22, has been in a romantic relationship with “Twilight Saga” co-star Robert Pattinson, 26, since shortly after meeting him on the set of the first “Twilight” film in 2008. Sanders, 41, is married to British model Liberty Ross and has two young children.


Double Standard?

Since the news of Stewart and Sander’s infidelity went viral, news sources have mainly focused on only Stewart’s mistake and her betrayal of Pattinson. So, what happens to Sanders? Does he get away from this scandal with no negative publicity?

It wasn’t until Stewart released this statement, that Sanders issued a public apology as well.

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.
-Kristen Stewart

I’m not saying what either of them did was right; Cheating is wrong, plain and simple. Knowingly hooking up with a married man is shameful. Did Pattinson deserve it? Absolutely not. But, what about Sanders wife and children? Stewart isn’t the one married with two kids. Sanders is twice her age and supposedly more responsible. Would Sanders have taken any public responsibility for his actions if Stewart didn’t make a public apology? It seems as if he wasn’t going to admit their encounter until she did.

Some argue that Stewart is getting more negative attention because she is in the public eye more than her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director. This may be true, but it takes two to tango. Stewart isn’t the only one to blame for this “relationship.”


The Biggest Celeb Cheating Scandal?

Many media outlets are comparing this cheating scandal to that of Tiger Woods and his wife in 2009… I’m not quite convinced. Woods cheated on his wife with multiple women. According to sources who have spoken to numerous media publications, the fling between Stewart and Sanders was a very brief one-time thing.


So, is this the end of RobSten?

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According to People, R.Patz moved out of the home they share together today and sources close to the two are saying they aren’t sure the couple will recover. At this point, only time will tell. Robsten has been known for keeping details of their relationship very private. After all, it took them seemingly forever to even admit they were romantically involved.

Unfortunately, the media will most likely make it extremely difficult for the couple to move on regardless of the direction they choose to go. We can only hope that the next big story, which will probably develop soon anyway, is more interesting, and the couple be left alone to sort things out on their own.

“Breaking Dawn- Part 2” will be hitting theaters later this year, and promotions around the world will be taking place over the next few months. One thing is for sure: You’ll be able to cut tension with Jacob Black’s teeth if things between Mr. and Mrs. Cullen don’t settle down soon.

Cara Chiaramonte

Hailing originally from Long Island, NY, Cara is a second-year journalism major at the University of Florida also seeking minors in women's studies and leadership. She is a former Freshman 15 Representative for Seventeen magazine and contributes to the UF chapter of Her Campus weekly. Known as the loud girl with a big heart, Cara's passions include writing, having a good time, giving advice, living life to its fullest, keeping up with entertainment news and watching trashy reality-TV.Find out more about Cara at her website: carachiaramonte.wordpress.com