• Wed, Oct 30 - 4:19 pm ET

Somehow Liberty Ross Is Still Talking About The Kristen Stewart Cheating Scandal

Liberty Ross attending Cannes Film Festival May 2013You would be more than forgiven for forgetting who Liberty Ross is, but since I’m about to write about her for a few minute, here’s a crash course in remembering. She’s that lady who was married to Rupert Sanders, renowned director of Snow White and the HuntsmanOBVIOUSLY you know him for that, because that was such a universally lauded movie, but you may not have heard that he and Kristen Stewart had an affair! It was just a little thing, I don’t know if anybody really cared that it was going on.

Just kidding. Everyone was obsessed with this story for like three months last year when it broke, mostly because Rupert was obviously married to Liberty, and Kristen Stewart was supposedly deeply in love with Robert Pattinson at the time. It was a scandal for the ages. But like all scandals, it was bound to blow over eventually, though not before Liberty profited off of it hardcore while simultaneously complaining about all the attention that her repeated PR stunts were getting her.

I mean granted, it must have really sucked for her to be cheated on, if in fact that happened — I’m firmly on board with the conspiracy that this whole scandal (and even the Robsten relationship itself) was created for the publicity — but at some point you need to deal with things on a personal level instead of a public one. Ideally that would’ve started happening a long time ago, but here we find ourselves in 2013, with Liberty still giving interviews about what happened.

“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.”

Okay yes. Keep us up to date on that. Because people literally have no concept of who you are outside the context of this cheating scandal. And you know what might be helpful in reminding people of how this went down? Having your brother speak out as well. Over to you, Atticus:

“To some extent at that moment, Rupert was in denial, and Liberty didn’t know what was going to happen…. I’m texting people because I know this is going to be huge. I knew this had all the makings of what our world has become. This is going to be fucking big, and Liberty needs to be protected.”

But how was she protected? Her name was released right away, and she was actually benefited by the release of that information, at least as far as her career. But she apparently doesn’t see it that way, saying that she and her two kids hid out from the paparazzi at a friend’s house:

“I was able to be there completely secluded. 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.”

Sure, that’s a fine analogy, as long as Masai warriors also run alongside the story to make sure it doesn’t get away without taking them with it.

(Image: Lia Toby / WENN.com)

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  • ljs

    This is the kind of snarky writing I can get behind.

  • guest96

    I normally hate pretty much everything that is written on this site because it’s always mean and negative and you tend to pick on certain people that I like. But I do have to say that if Liberty Ross wanted to take the high road and preserve her children’s feelings and move past what happened last year (as she keeps saying), then why the hell is she talking to Vanity Fair? Did her 15 minutes of fame expire and she’s looking for a boost? New movie coming out? Romance with Jimmy Iovine on the rocks?

    She has even admitted in the VF article that there was something missing in her marriage and things weren’t quite right, so was she really that devastated? Money, rich friends and spin doctors sure help to cushion those types of blows. Granted her nice little life got blown to bits by what HER HUSBAND DID TO HER and her children. But, I have always thought it was a convenient way for her to get out of an unhappy marriage, and she actually came out smelling like a rose. But that was a year and a half ago, and from what it says in VF she was being consoled by Iovine immediately following the revelations last summer. So, my guess is that Liberty developed feelings for Iovine and realized that she liked him better and didn’t want to bother working towards a reconciliation with Sanders. Maybe putting her career on hold and supporting her husband all those years left her unfulfilled and a little bitter? As a mother, I would have just wanted to move on and start living that new life she claims to embrace and not drag her kids through the whole mess again by talking about it in the press. This is a self-serving move on Liberty’s part and while I’m sorry her husband was a completely selfish asshole, if she really wanted to take the high road she would have kept her mouth shut for her children’s sake. Sounds like Liberty is probably revving up the acting career and Graydon Carter was all too happy to use Kristen Stewart’s name on his cover to dredge up some publicity for Ross (notice her name is NOT on the cover) while selling some magazines for himself. Brilliant for Graydon and Ross, but really not fair to Stewart, who is obviously laying low and just trying to move on from all that stupid mistake cost her.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Welp, glad you didn’t hate this! Good to know.

  • Jenny

    What does she do? Like, what’s her job?

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Talking, I think? Sometimes she models. It’s unclear.

  • AnonyMouse

    This whole “scandal” never really jived right with me. When it broke it was super convienient the way everything happened. They were caught in the most exposed place possible in broad daylight. As a celebrity with people hounding her every second of every day (she can’t even go to the grocery store without it being photographically documented) Kristen had to have known she would be seen. If they were really trying to keep it a secret, they would have done it some place more secluded, like say a hotel room. Who has a romantic rendezvous in the middle of a park in broad daylight, and who hooks up in a car after just coming out of the gym? Not to mention, there are no photographs of them actually doing anything. They are hugging, touching and “almost” kissing and that’s about it. Even the photos in the car, they aren’t actually kissing, and then he ducks his head down. He could have been texting down there for all we know. Even in the most sexual looking photos, they are FULLY CLOTHED.
    Everyone involved in this scandal benefited by way of publicity. Kristen got a more dramatic, and dark image, that set her apart from her Bella Twilight reputation. Robert got sympathy, and portrayed as a victim and people felt sorry for him. Rupert, an unknown director, suddently got thrust into the spotlight, and Liberty has been doing interviews, and runway shoes since it happened. There was no actual loser in this.

    • AnonyMouse

      *shows

    • AnonyMouse

      Correction, on the no actual loser, or victim comment. The Sanders’ children got a raw deal from this. I feel sorry for them, poor things.