Liberty Ross was the victim of a Hollywood affair, one that made national news. Her husband, director Rupert Sanders, was photographed passionately kissing Kristen Stewart. It ended his marriage, and ultimately her relationship with Robert Pattinson. Liberty, 35, and Rupert were together for 16 years before he cheated, and they have two children together.
She now is opening up with Vanity Fair about what it was like when she saw the pictures of her husband kissing Kristen (see the photos here). “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.”
She said visualizing herself as a Maasai warrior helped her get through her husband’s affair. “I just visualised being this sort of Maasai warrior. I was just going to stand very still and very strong, and just let it 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.”
Of the pictures themselves, she said seeing her husband kiss another woman was “horrible… it was really the worst, really the worst.”
Liberty reveals how she went into hiding with the couple’s children Skyla, nine, and Tennyson, seven, to deal with her impending divorce. “It’s been very strange for me because my parents have been together for 50 years, so divorce is something I never, ever thought I would do. I’m not a quitter. I’ve done everything I could to be the perfect wife and mother and really support my husband. But I didn’t have any more to give, you know?”
After his affair was made public last July, Sanders released a statement saying “I am utterly distraught at the pain I have caused my family… 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.”
It was too late. Liberty filed for divorce in January.
Posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 11:11am
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