Coverage of the Twilight/ Snow White And The Huntsman cheating scandal has calmed down quite a bit since it blasted across the front page of damn near every newspaper in the country back in July of 2012. Everyone involved can now go about their business without an army of observers hurling questions about what the hell happened, but that doesn’t mean everything has simply gone back to normal. Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have had well-publicized problems in the time since, and Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross wound up ending their sixteen year relationship, which the model talked on record about for the first time this week.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Ross admitted she only found out her husband had cheated twenty hours before the paparazzi pictures emerged. She had no idea how big of a story it would be or how much it would upend her life, but luckily, her brother, Academy Award winning composer Atticus Ross, really stepped up. He hired a publicist for his sister through his friend/ legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine, and he found a place for Liberty and the kids to stay that would be away from the prying eyes of photographers.
“It was horrible. It was really the worst, really the worst. I have no words to describe what we went through, but I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And, for me, I feel like I’m going through a rebirth. … I just visualized [being] this sort of Masai warrior. I was just going to stand very still and very strong, and just let it all roll past me. I tried to keep as far away from it as I could and to understand that this is my family and it’s the most precious thing to me.”
Unfortunately, no amount of positive thinking could save the marriage. She was too emotionally spent and upset about what happened to give anything more, but in the time since, she’s supposedly forgiven her husband and started focusing on the sixteen good years they spent together and more importantly, the two children they co-created. Had everything occurred outside the public eye where it could have been calmly talked through, maybe it all would have been different, but in the eye of the storm, every single emotion was heightened even more.
Pop Blend’s sincerest thoughts go out to Ross. Here’s to hoping she continues moving past the devastation of what happens and is able to find true happiness with her children.
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