posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:57 am
The hearts of Twilight fans are breaking after Kristen Stewart admitted to cheating on her beau Robert Pattinson with a married man. Apparently, she and Rupert Sanders, the director of her movie Snow White and the Huntsman, had a brief fling. Sanders has been married for 10 years to model and actress Liberty Ross, who played Stewart’s mother in the movie.
Stewart and Pattinson met on the set of the movie Twilight and began dating a few years ago. Twilight fans have fallen in love with the couple, so when Stewart admitted her indiscretions, some fans took it very personally.
Sanders’ father recently told People, “She [Stewart] is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen.” I completely agree–when people work as closely with others as they do in the movies, it can stir up emotions. That’s how Stewart and Pattinson got together, after all.
And so many other Hollywood couples have come together this way, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Katy Perry and Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek), Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan) and so many more. It’s almost a cliché. Some of these couples are still together and some not.
I believe that for Twilight fans, the magic of Stewart and Pattinson’s romance began with their characters’ romance in the movie. Then, when the couple came together in real life, it allowed that fairy tale romance to continue. They became an iconic couple in a relationship that many young girls were striving for in their own lives.
But as we all know, life is not scripted like a movie, and temptation is so much more alive in Hollywood–especially on the sets of movies. As much as on-set romances are popular in Hollywood, breakups are just as prevalent, primarily because couples work so closely with one another for long periods of time.
If Stewart and Pattinson can fall for each other after an intimate working relationship, why would it surprise anyone when one or the other falls for someone else they work so closely with? It’s a sad truth, but it’s also become a common scenario in Hollywood.
For this reason, I can only conclude that Hollywood is just no place to look to for solid relationship role models.
PI ladies, were you fans of the Twilight couple? Did you hold their relationship in high regard?