Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart's July, 2012 dalliance with Rupert Sanders cost the director millions in divorce court.
Almost two years later to the day the scandal broke, Sanders' marriage to former model Liberty Ross officially came to an end, and Ross came away from the union well-compensated.
US Weekly ran a series of photos showing Sanders, 43, making out with Stewart, 24, in various secluded locales around Los Angeles.
Stewart had been dating Twilight franchise costar Robert Pattinson at the time, collectively forming the chimera known as "Robsten," and the photo scandal prompted a deep gasp from legions of Twihards worldwide. It was as if all that was known to be pure and virtuous in the arena of supernatural vampire-love was for naught, like chaff before some mortal thresher. Just like that.
Is kissing considered Deception? England discussing it! Celebrities to kiss Kristen Stewart, Rupert Sanders said what? pic.twitter.com/KGtPQVGb
— Sm:)e (@JYJonekissforme) July 31, 2012
Stewart and Sanders were very sorry after getting caught together, though some fans were unforgiving:
Ross, 35, was awarded the family's Hollywood home, along with two other homes in London, during divorce proceedings. She will also receive $300,000 in spousal support over the next four years and $14,000 a month in child support for her two children with Sanders, daughter Skyla and son Tennyson.
Ross also got half of the former couples' savings and retirement fund, and will receive fifteen percent of all earnings Sanders makes from his future and past films.
Robsten reformed after taking some time apart after the scandal, and have kept vampire enthusiasts guessing about the true status of their relationship since. It was reported in June that Pattinson still stays in Stewart's Los Angeles house from time to time, and Stewart read a poem she'd written for her ex to Marie Claire in February.
My Heart Is a Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole
“He’s speaking in tongues all along the pan handle/ And this pining erosion is getting dust in/ My eyes/ And I’m drunk on your morsels.”
Regarding the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, Sanders appears to have been replaced by director Frank Darabont, and it has been said that the film will be focused on Chris Hemsworth's Hunstman character.
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