07:04 PM EDT 06/19/2013
Originally posted 07/25/2012 04:30PM
Before Rupert Sanders was the man at the heart of a cheating scandal with Kristen Stewart, he was known in Hollywood as an up and coming British director.
Says one insider, "He is a guy people have been clamoring to work with."
While Sanders's collaboration with Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman, was his first feature film, chances are you've been watching his work for a long time.
Sanders, 41, made his name in the entertainment industry by directing elaborate big budget commercials. He's created award-winning advertisements for everything from Halo 3 to Monster.com.
Prior to the scandal, he was also known as a family man who fawned over his wife, model Liberty Ross, 33, and their two young children.
Here are five things to know about Sanders:
Originally posted 07/25/2012 02:00PM
Kristen Stewart isn't the only one expressing her anguish over her cheating scandal with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
"I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," Sanders tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together."
The British director, 41, is married to actress-model Liberty Ross, with whom he has two young children. Stewart, 22, has been in a relationship with her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson, 26, since they first met when filming nearly four years ago.
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