Kristen Stewart was in her early twenties when the director Rupert Sanders, 41, married with kids, made a move on her.
People in relationships make mistakes all the time but there are some mistakes that weigh so heavily on the relationship that there's no recovering from them. When the leading actors of the film Twilight, Kristen Stewart, 30, and Robert Pattinson, 34, became stars they were only 18 and 22 respectively. The fantasy film had released in 2008 and the fans went crazy over the leading duo's chemistry. Back then, they denied dating each other but it is believed that they started seeing each other sometime in 2009.
By 2012, their relationship was on the rocks when Stewart was photographed getting cozy with Rupert Sanders, the director of Snow White and the Huntsmen. She starred in the movie that year which was helmed by the 41-year-old director. Sanders issued a public apology after the photos were published.
He called it a "momentary lapse" in judgment. "If you took people off the table for a momentary lapse, there would be no one making art," he said, according to CheatSheet. He also issued a public apology to his wife and children. "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," he wrote. "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."
His wife left him regardless. "I just didn’t have any more to give, you know?" said Liberty Ross, Sanders’ now ex-wife.
Meanwhile, Stewart apologized to Pattinson, who will play the role of Batman next, at the time even though they never acknowledged their relationship publicly. "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," she said.
Pattinson was heartbroken and even though they reconciled momentarily, the trust was broken and their relationship didn't last. Years later, Stewart opened up about how important her co-star had been to her.
According to Elle, she was asked by Howard Stern if she would have married him, to which she said, "I don’t know. I’m not a super duper traditionalist, but at the same time, like yeah. Every relationship I’ve ever been in, I thought that was it. I’ve never like casually—maybe one or two, okay, I’m not giving everyone that due. I’ve never really been the most casual person."
Stern told her that falling in love with an actor on set was a mistake, as per him. The Charlie's Angels actress responded saying, "There was nothing I could do." She acknowledged Pattinson as her first love.
"We were together for years, that was my first [love]," she continued, calling him "the best" even now. Even though it's been almost a decade since the incident, she is only now opening up about it because nobody wanted to hear her side of the story before.
"It’s so weird actually being honest about this it’s been so heavily consumed, and I have this fear that people would assume that maybe I’m like, it’s kind of attention-y ‘oh cool you are still pushing that narrative’ or whatever and it’s like no, I’ve actually never been able to say what happened because I was so self-conscious about seeming like an attention-seeker," she said.
The actress said that all she did was kiss Sanders and nothing more. However, she doesn't think anyone would believe her. "Well, who’s going to believe me? It doesn’t even matter," she added, according to Metro UK. "That was a really hard period of my life. I was really young. I didn’t really know how to deal with that. I made some mistakes. And honestly, it’s no one’s business. And, people get over s*** like that, you know what I mean? It’s really not a big deal," she added.