The Kristen Stewart–Rupert Sanders cheating scandal is still regarded as one of the biggest celebrity upsets
of 2012 EVER. Not only did the actress cheat on her longtime love/Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, but the SWATH guy committed infidelity against his wife, Liberty Ross. It was a double whammy.
To add insult to injury, Liberty portrayed KStew’s mom in the 2012 flick, which also marked Rupert’s directorial debut, so they got to know each other while promoting the project — there are even pictures of them posing together. Blech.
Anyway, it’s been nearly five years since the ~incident~, yet no one can let it go. A couple years after the fact, Esquire UK pestered Rob about it, to which he said, “Sh*t happens, you know? It’s just young people… it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a sh*t?”
Even more years later, the 26-year-old Personal Shopper star addressed the scandal while hosting Saturday Night Live in February 2017, pointing out Donald Trump‘s fascination with it.
Now, it’s Rupert’s turn. While promoting his second film, Ghost in the Shell, which is heavily debated because of white-washing — ’cause this guy can’t seem to NOT have scandals surrounding his projects — he spoke to Metro about his past mistakes. “You never know what’s coming in life,” he explained. “Around every corner there’s something unexpected, and that’s life. You just have to brush yourself off and continue moving forward the best you can. Everyone makes mistakes. I am bound to make more mistakes and I wouldn’t expect my life to be exciting if I didn’t.”
But was he worried that the bad publicity would mean the death of his career? Hardly. “If you took people off the table for a momentary lapse,” he said, “there would be no one making art.”
Around the time of the affair, Rupert sounded far more apologetic, without saying the words. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” he said in a statement to People. “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.”
Unfortunately for him, while Robsten gave love another go (at least through the promotion of Breaking Dawn — Part 2), Liberty filed for divorce.
Kristen Stewart is a serial cheater. Here’s a breakdown of all her scandals:
First, she left Michael Angarano for Robert Pattinson.
Because of their devotion to the Twilight series, people often forget that Kristen Stewart had a longtime love before Robert Pattinson: Michael Angarano.
They met on the set of Speak when she was 15 and he was 17, kicking off their relationship in 2005 soon after meeting. The two were seemingly going strong until RPattz entered the picture.
Though Michael reportedly visited his girlfriend on the Vancouver set of Twilight, things quickly dwindled. Soon, reports began circulating that the two leads were seeing one another, leaving Michael heartbroken.
"[Michael is] a wonderful actor," Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke said. "He was in Dogtown, one of my favorites, so I felt pretty bad because I love him and they were such a great couple."
Fellow co-star Nikki Reed may or may not have been jilted in the process as well, as Rob dated her in the early stages of filming.
Then she cheated on Rob with her (married) director.
The world was rocked when pictures surfaced of Kris hooking up with her director from Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders. The act of infidelity was a double whammy, as she was still dating RPattz at the time, and he was married to model/actress Liberty Ross — they even have two kids together. UGH.
"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," Kristen said in a statement shortly after the snapshots made headlines. "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."
Robsten powered through the promotion of Breaking Dawn — Part 2, but called it quits for good in 2013. Rupert & Liberty split up as well, divorcing the following year.
On-again/off-again love Alicia Cargile also got the shaft.
Rumors of a romantic relationship between Kristen and her personal assistant, Alicia Cargile, began back in 2014. A year later, and the relationship was still on... until late 2015, when KStew supposedly hooked up with French model Agathe Mougin while filming in Paris and Alicia stayed in LA.
During NYFW the following season, KS is said to have visited Agathe... on Valentine's Day. So long, Alicia.
And KStew's reported side piece, Agathe Mougin, got hurt in the process, too.
The same month the actress visited Agathe, she connected with her next girlfriend, French singer-songwriter Soko (a.k.a. Stéphanie Sokolinski). Soko was supposedly friends with Agathe, but that fizzled out once K & S started getting it on, natch.
By March, Soko was already dropping the 'L' word. "I'm very, very, very in love and very happy in a relationship," she told W magazine. Throughout Spring 2016, the two went on a PDA-filled tour of sorts, kissing here, sucking on thumbs there... It was definitely the most open Kristen's ever been in a relationship.
But wait, Soko didn't come out unscathed either.
Come May, Kristen & Soko called it quits. The two were first suspected to be on the outs after KStew was spotted hanging out with Miley Cyrus' model ex-girlfriend, Stella Maxwell.
However, it was soon clarified that "They absolutely did not hook up. Stella has mutual friends with Kristen, and they just hung out a little at [a] party."
BUT, that doesn't mean there wasn't any act of unfaithfulness. Otherwise, why else would Soko tweet (and delete), "CHEATER. F*cking CHEATER," so soon after their split?
Many believe Kristen cheated on Soko with Alicia.
The final piece in the puzzle was another dagger to the heart for Alicia Cargile.
Despite Kristen saying she's "really in love" with girlfriend Alicia Cargile over the summer, she reportedly ditched her personal assistant once more for another women. This time, it was for Cara Delevingne's ex-girlfriend, St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark).
August 30 was the first time Kristen and the 34-year-old were spotted together, and they continued to be spotted in each other's company in the weeks following. Alicia's been nowhere in sight.