Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Her Affair With Rupert Sanders

None of us really knew what to think when Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White director Rupert Sanders. Weren't she and RPattz just about one of the most romantic couples of all time? They survived his being a sparkly vampire after all, and that's got to be true love.


The 25-year-old recently opened up in a cover interview with Marie Claire about that part of her life, and what she had to say was pretty enlightening. "I lit my universe on fire, and I watched it burn," she admitted.

She also confessed that at a certain point during her Twilight fame, she had to "throw in the towel" and embrace her inner rebel.

"Speaking very candidly, [the Twilight years were] a really traumatic period in my early twenties that kick-started something in me that was a bit more ... feral," she said. "I'm really proud that I am able to move forward and not fall into every mental crater. That's a new thing for me. Age has made me smarter and calmer. And it is f--king awesome."

She said that after her love affair with Pattinson, and then her extramarital affair with Sanders, everything sort of fell apart for her before it came back together. And it was a long time coming for the actress, who is currently filming Ang Lee's military drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

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Stewart reminisced, "Between ages 15 and 20, it was really intense. I was constantly anxious. I was kind of a control freak. If I didn't know how something was going to turn out, I would make myself ill, or just be locked up or inhibited in a way that was really debilitating."

Ugh, the teens and early 20s are a hard period of self-discovery, and I can't even imagine doing it in the limelight. Of course Kristen made a mistake, kissing her married director. But few of us have our indiscretions broadcast to the world. No wonder she eventually decided to march to the beat of her own drum. Sometimes, that's the only way you can survive.


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