For the past couple of days, fans of Twilight stars 22-year-old Kristen Stewart and 26-year-old Robert Pattinson were shocked by Stewart's revelation that she had cheated on Pattinson. Reports reveal that Stewart had a fling with 41-year-old director Rupert Sanders, who was her director in Snow White and the Huntsman. Sanders is married to a 33-year-old model named Liberty Ross and they have two children, a seven-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son. Both Stewart and Sanders issued public apologies for their fling. The "cheating scandal" taints the idyllic notions of fans who have been rooting for the Stewart-Pattinson match since the two were paired up in the first installment of the Twilight franchise.
The infidelity scandal
In a People article written by Alison Schwartz and Julie Jordan, Stewart said, "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."
Some reports allege that Stewart and Sanders had no other choice but to come clean when, on July 24, Us magazine released some exclusive photos of Stewart and Sanders' engaging in a "makeout session." According to the article, "Kristen Stewart's Cheating Scandal: A Timeline of Events" written by Us writer Nicole Eggenberger, it seemed as if Stewart and sanders "couldn't get enough" of each other.
The aggrieved party
Pattinson was devastated by Stewart's infidelity. Reports say he has left the home he shared with Stewart and has gone into temporary seclusion. Despite what has happened, there are still those who believe that Pattinson will forgive Stewart and their relationship will recover from her fling.
The Pattinson-Stewart-Sanders scenario doesn't just happen in Hollywood. It happens to everyone else, too. In fact, the Yahoo! Philippines SHE staff got hold of three men who have been cheated on by their wives. The three men also have one thing in common. They all forgave their wives' infidelity and took them back.Real life stories
Francis (not his real name), 38, a doctor, says he forgave his wife because he still loved her despite her mistakes. "Even if she had an affair, I still didn't stop loving her. Of course, when I took her back, I told her I'd leave if it happened again. Once is more than enough. It was a good thing that we didn't have kids yet when it happened," he related.
For his part, Jeff (not his real name), a 29-year-old ad executive, chose to take back his wife because he knew she was sorry for what she had done. "I appreciated the fact that she was the one who came clean about what happened. It took some time for me to trust her again. But it's been three years since her affair and we're okay now," he said.
Brian (not his real name), 35, an architect, said that he and his wife split up briefly and then got back together only after they went through marriage counseling. "There were some issues that she had that she had to deal with first before we decided to get back together," he explained. "When we were back together, the two of us put in more effort to communicate and nurture our relationship. Other than that, it's all still a gamble. I guess I still had enough love for her to forgive her for it."
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