Rupert Sanders issues apology over Kristen Stewart affair


'I'm utterly distraught at the pain I've caused my family': Married director Rupert Sanders issues apology over Kristen Stewart affair

Snow White And The Huntsman director has two young children with Liberty RossHe apologises to his 'beautiful wife and heavenly children' Liberty Ross, 33, played Kristen Stewart's mother in Snow White
Kristen issues groveling public apology to Robert Pattinson

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21:29 GMT, 25 July 2012

Married director Rupert Sanders has issued a public apology over his alleged Kristen Stewart affair.

The Snow White And The Huntsman director followed suit after the Twilight actress released a statement just moments before, grovelling to 'the most important thing in my life' Robert Pattinson.

Now the shamed father-of-two, 41, has addressed his infidelities to wife Liberty Ross, 33, saying: 'I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family.

'My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world.'

He told People: 'I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.'

Can they stay together Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross arrive with children Tennyson and Skyla as Universal Studios hosted an industry screening of Snow White And The Huntsman in Los Angeles in May

Can they stay together Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross arrive with children Tennyson and Skyla as Universal Studios hosted an industry screening of Snow White And The Huntsman in Los Angeles in May

Kristen, meanwhile, expressed her regret and sorrow, saying: '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 jeopardised 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.'

Yesterday, it was reported that last Tuesday, Kristen was caught in the arms of Rupert – with celebrity magazine Us Weekly claiming to have photographic evidence.

A series of snapshots show the pair embracing and even kissing in a parked car.

Tough times: Rupert and Liberty are married and have two children together

Tough times: Rupert and Liberty are married and have two children together

Bad news: It emerged yesterday that Kristen Stewart (R) had an affair with Liberty Ross' (L) husband Rupert Sanders

Bad news: It emerged yesterday that Kristen Stewart (R) had an affair with Liberty Ross' (L) husband Rupert Sanders

Bad news: It emerged yesterday that Kristen Stewart had an affair with Liberty Ross' husband Rupert Sanders

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In a further unsettling twist, the
two couples appear to have been rather well integrated, with Liberty
playing Kristen’s mother in
the Snow White film – her husband's silver screen feature debut.

Rupert also commented on R-Patz's presence while shooting the film, joking: 'Yeah, there was occasionally a guy in the shadows in a baseball cap on set.

'Rob and Kristen are both very down-to-earth, very nice people. We all became very close friends.'

Yesterday, the stunned model wrote on Twitter just one word, presumably to highlight her shock at the news, writing 'Wow', before then deleting her account.

Before deleting her page Liberty had also posted a series of cryptic tweets that seemed to be referencing the alleged affair.

Too much: Liberty, pictured with Rupert on the set of Snow White and The Huntsman, has deleted her Twitter page

Too much: Liberty, pictured with Rupert on the set of Snow White and The Huntsman, has deleted her Twitter page

Passionate: Kristen and Rupert, at a May screening of their movie, were reportedly caught in a romantic clinch

Passionate: Kristen and Rupert, at a May screening of their movie, were reportedly caught in a romantic clinch

She retweeted a quote from Marilyn Monroe which read: 'Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.'

She
later followed this with another retweet, this time quoting American
author and poet Maya Angelou, saying: 'If you find it in your heart to
care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.'

'Wow,' was her final note before signing off.

Earlier this month, Liberty gave a candid interview to You magazine in which she revealed her marriage had suffered due to Rupert's catapulting career.

She said: 'I think that having been a model and so self-sufficient for those years, I was very ready to get married and have babies. I romanticised domesticity for a while, and loved having a shopping list of groceries stuck to the fridge for the first time.

'But moving here (from London to LA) and starting a life all over again was a lot harder than I had anticipated. I just didn’t think it would be as isolating and daunting as it turned out to be. I can honestly say that it took me five years to feel happy here.

Cryptic: Liberty retweeted this Marilyn Monroe quote shortly before deleting her Twitter account

Cryptic: Liberty retweeted this Marilyn Monroe quote shortly before deleting her Twitter account

Co-stars: Liberty, pictured with (L-R) Charlize Theron, Kristen, and Lily Cole, played Kristen's mother in the fantasy film

Co-stars: Liberty, pictured with (L-R) Charlize Theron, Kristen, and Lily Cole, played Kristen's mother in the fantasy film

'I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone, but a lot of the time it has felt like that. I
went from the glamour of working with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano
to living on an isolated hilltop, with my husband gone most of the
time.'

However, she seemed to think they had
conquered their differences, adding: 'But that’s why everything feels
so amazing now. We rode through the really hard times and we stuck it
out…

'Without them (her siblings, four out of six whom are in LA) I probably would have packed up
and gone back to London.'

Liberty played Queen Eleanor to
Kristen’s Snow White in the box office hit, which was directed by Rupert
and released last month.

Only a few weeks ago, Liberty gushed
to YOU magazine about how proud she is of her husband since he found
fame in his own right, compared to when she was the bigger star.

Mum's the word: Liberty played Queen Eleanor, the late mother of Snow White in the film

Mum's the word: Liberty played Queen Eleanor, the late mother of Snow White in the film

Star of the show: Kristen played a grown-up Snow White in the modern adaptation of the fairytale

Star of the show: Kristen played a grown-up Snow White in the modern adaptation of the fairytale

She recalled how she used to call him
'the Hand' and explained: 'In every picture that was taken of me at a
party or a premiere, he'd be chopped off, and all you would ever see was
his hand.

'At the world premiere in London, I
had tears in my eyes, because we got out of our fancy car and all of his
fans started screaming his name. The tables had really turned!'

The pair married when Liberty was 24
and Rupert was 31, and Liberty said of the beginnings of their romance:
'Once we started going out, I knew he was the one for me. He is a very
special soul.'

They have seven-year-old daughter Skyla and a five-year-old-son named Tennyson together.

More trouble ahead: Rupert has signed on to helm the sequel to the Snow White saga starring Kristen

More trouble ahead: Rupert has signed on to helm the sequel to the Snow White saga starring Kristen

Kristen's
alleged infidelity came just months after Robert gave an interview to
Italian Vanity Fair magazine saying that he has 'never understood'
people who cheat.

He
said: 'There is one thing I've never understood: Why people cheat. My
parents met when my mom was 17 and my father 25, they are still
together, and seem very happy.

'I grew up believing that you can be together all of your life.'

The
pair made their latest public appearance when they took the stage
together at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday – just two days before the
news broke.

Speaking about his lead actress in
the role at one of the movie's premieres last month, Rupert said he was
thrilled by Kristen’s performance.

Caught on camera: Us Weekly magazine claims to have photographic evidence of the alleged affair

Caught on camera: Us Weekly magazine claims to have photographic evidence of the alleged affair

Teamwork: The cast and crew of Snow White and the Huntsman, including Rupert and Liberty (second and third from left) and Kristen (centre)

Teamwork: The cast and crew of Snow White and the Huntsman, including Rupert and Liberty (second and third from left) and Kristen (centre)

Getting close: Rupert and Kristen (pictured at the Australian premiere with Chris Hemsworth), spent a lot of time together due to commitments with the film

Getting close: Rupert and Kristen (pictured at the Australian premiere with Chris Hemsworth), spent a lot of time together due to commitments with the film

He
told E! News: 'She's got a great spirit, she's really quite
rebellious…and feisty and kind of wild. And that's really what I
wanted the modern Snow White to have.

'I didn't want her to be timid and I didn't want her to be frightened and relying on men, you know.
'She's
very strong and very driven, and I think that's true in her personal
life… She's got a big weight of the world on her shoulders and she
carries it incredibly well.'

Snow
White And The Huntsman marks the first major motion picture that Rupert
directed – but he has already signed on to take the helm of the sequel.

What a difference two days makes: Kristen and Rob looked happy when they appeared together at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday

What a difference two days makes: Kristen and Rob looked happy when they appeared together at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday

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