It was the news heard 'round the world earlier this week when Kristen Stewart--of "Twilight" fame--released a public apology for her indiscretions with older, married director Rupert Sanders, effectively admitting the stories were true and causing the Hollywood rumor mill to come to a grinding, shuddering halt.
Her longtime boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, is reportedly very embarrassed that she chose to go public with the apology rather than keep it between the parties involved; the couple has maintained the belief that it's best to keep their relationship behind closed doors, considering their rabid "Twilight" fanbase and the fact that Hollywood romances are hard to keep going once the tabloids make them a sensation. It's understandable that Pattinson should be blindsided by the admission, and by the way it was done. In the apology, Stewart said:
"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."
A "source" close to Pattinson perhaps said it best:
"As Rob told me, 'She only had to call two people: me and Liberty.'"
Liberty is the name of Sanders' wife, and sadly hasn't been focused on enough within this whole scandal. She has two children with Sanders, who directed Stewart in "Snow White And The Huntsman". And while many of Stewart's fans are urging Pattinson to forgive her, it's hard to say whether or not Sanders' wife will do the same.