09:34 AM EDT 11/06/2013
Originally posted 10/30/2013 04:00PM
British model Liberty Ross learned that her husband of 10 years, director Rupert Sanders, was cheating on her with his Snow White and the Huntsman star, Kristen Stewart, only 20 hours before paparazzi photos of Sanders and Stewart hugging and kissing were published in a magazine.
"It was horrible," Ross tells Vanity Fair. "It was really the worst, really the worst."
Stepping in to protect his sister was Ross's brother, Atticus Ross, the Oscar-winning composer of The Social Network.
Originally posted 01/25/2013 08:20PM
It's over for Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross.
The Snow White and the Huntsman actress, 34, filed for divorce Friday from her director-husband Sanders, 41, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, PEOPLE confirms.
News of the filing comes about six months after Sanders's highly publicized cheating scandal with Huntsman's star, Kristen Stewart.
Stewart has since patched things up with boyfriend Robert Pattinson, who she was dating during the fling.
Originally posted 08/15/2012 09:15AM
Robert Pattinson – live in Times Square!
Hundreds of fans lined up overnight to see the star arrive at the Good Morning America studios on Wednesday, but those hoping to hear Pattinson, 26, pour out his broken heart over his long-term girlfriend Kristen Stewart cheating on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders might have walked away somewhat frustrated – and yet still enlightened.
Referring to the cheating scandal as the elephant in the room that could not be avoided, GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos pressed Pattinson on the subject, with the actor refusing the bait for as long as he possibly could. (He did, however, take one thing from the anchor: his his favorite cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which Stephanopoulos presented to him at the top of the interview.)
"I've never been interested in selling my personal life," said Pattinson, who said he was there to promote his new movie, Cosmopolis, which opens Friday. Still, the actor acknowledged that his being on TV made him a target for personal questions.
Originally posted 08/04/2012 06:00PM
Since news broke of Kristen Stewart's hook-up with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman, her boyfriend Robert Pattinson has been coping with heartbreak. He's not the only one.
Sanders's wife of seven years, Liberty Ross, was "devastated," a source tells PEOPLE of the model-turned-actress, who played Stewart's mother in the hit film.
"They seemed like a perfectly happy family," the source says of Ross and Sanders, who have two children. "This was devastating for her."
Originally posted 08/03/2012 08:30AM
As the aftermath of Kristen Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders continues to unfold, PEOPLE explores how Stewart and Robert Pattinson are coping with their heartbreak in the latest issue.
"[Robert is] heartbroken and angry, and sources tell the magazine that he's been drinking and relying on friends to deal with the pain," says PEOPLE reporter Carlos Greer.
Stewart is also having a difficult time facing the repercussions of her affair, adds Greer.
Originally posted 08/01/2012 08:00AM
His world shattered, Robert Pattinson turned to someone he knew he could count on: Reese Witherspoon.
Immediately after learning his girlfriend of three years, Kristen Stewart, had cheated on him with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Pattinson asked his friend and Water for Elephants costar if he could crash at her tranquil estate in Ojai, Calif.
Pattinson was utterly blindsided by the news – which a distraught Stewart delivered just before the story broke July 24 on PEOPLE.com – sources tell PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Originally posted 07/31/2012 05:00PM
Rupert Sanders – the married director who had a fling with Kristen Stewart – was spotted out in L.A. wearing his wedding ring.
The Snow White and the Huntsman director, 41, who was photographed Monday, issued a heartfelt apology to his wife and children, daughter Skyla, 7, and son Tennyson, 5.
"I love them with all my heart," he said at the time. "I am praying that we can get through this together."
Sanders's wife, Liberty Ross, gave an interview before the affair came to light, admitting they'd gone through a rough time after moving from London to L.A., but saying they'd come out even stronger.
Originally posted 07/30/2012 04:40PM
Don't believe everything you read.
Following a new report in British newspaper The People (which is owned by the Mirror and not related to PEOPLE magazine) that director Rupert Sanders's affair with Kristen Stewart was more than a one-time fling, a source very close to his wife Liberty Ross and her family tells PEOPLE 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 took place] from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week."
Editors at The People stand by their story. Sources have maintained to PEOPLE that the fling between the actress and director was not drawn out.
Originally posted 07/30/2012 01:00PM
Robert Pattinson has asked Kristen Stewart to move out.
A source tells PEOPLE that the actor, who has been staying out of sight since leaving the home he shares with Stewart in Los Angeles, recently asked her to remove her belongings from the house.
And early Saturday morning, a U-Haul truck was spotted in the driveway.
Originally posted 07/26/2012 09:00PM
After their smoldering chemistry in the Twilight films, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson confounded their fans and bewildered prying reporters by keeping their real-life relationship cloaked in secrecy for as long as possible.
So it was Stewart's gut-wrenching apology to Pattinson, punctuated by her double "I love him, I love him," that shocked in its bare expression of emotion nearly as much as her admission of a fling with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman.
So how did Stewart, 22, go from private love to public pain? And were there any signs along the way? Here's a timeline of the key events leading up to the cheating scandal:
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