When Us Weekly's story about Kristen Stewart having a "fling" with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, broke this morning, we Cut staffers didn't pay a whole lot of attention. After all, there were more important people to consider, like Karl Lagerfeld and Madonna. But then, matters took a turn for the weird, with both Stewart and later Sanders issuing heartrending public statements via People, and our Cut chatroom (yes, we really do have one) became a hotbed of conspiracy theories. Read our full analysis of l'affair KStew, as it unfolded in real time.
12:05 PM: Kristen Stewart Issues Public Apology for Cheating on Robert Pattinson
Charlotte Cowles: YOU GUYS.
Charlotte Cowles: Kristen Stewart apologized to Robert Pattinson via People.com?!
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.
Charlotte Cowles: This is big.
Diana Tsui: SHUT UP
Hilary Moss: Kristen Stewart face!!!!!!!
Diana Tsui: I thought this was all a stunt of some sort.
Diana Tsui: Also, I always thought she was a lesbian.
Ally Betker: There is no way that statement is real, right?
Ally Betker: “I love him, I love him”?
Charlotte Cowles: I wonder if Balenciaga will care.
Charlotte Cowles: It would suck for her if they did.
Sally Holmes: This is no Tiger Woods. No apology necessary, KStew. You are 22.
Maureen O’Connor: She's not married, and the pictures were just her, like, hugging a guy.
Maureen O’Connor: I can’t believe she wouldn't just brush it off.
12:15 PM: We Examine Us Weekly's Supposedly Scandalous Pictures
Maureen O’Connor: These are really not incriminating!
Diana Tsui: When does On the Road come out? Like December?
Diana Tsui: Maybe this is supposed to make her seem more sexual? Isn't her character in On the Road supposed to be kind of a reach from her Twihard days?
Maureen O’Connor: Doubtful, because the pics are super awkward and not cute.
Maureen O’Connor: I feel she has been LED ASTRAY by her PR people.
Diana Tsui: I have no idea how they could even let this come out.
Sally Holmes: I feel like she should NOT have to issue an apology since she hasn't even confirmed her relationship, and it’s really none of our beeswax what a 22-year-old girl does, BUT you’re an idiot for making out with someone in a car since you don't even make out with R-PATZ IN YOUR CAR.
Maureen O’Connor: Maybe Rob isn't answering her phone calls, and public statements in People are her only way of communicating with him.
Charlotte Cowles: Wait!
Charlotte Cowles: What's going on in that second car picture?
Charlotte Cowles: Umm WHERE IS HIS HEAD.
Maureen O’Connor: Maybe he's reaching to pick up a bag of Skittles he dropped.
Sally Holmes: That’s exactly what I was going to say.
Maureen O’Connor: Like, it would be very easy to explain this away.
Sally Holmes: Maybe he dropped his pencil.
Maureen O’Connor: That's why I have, in the course of the last 30 seconds, become convinced that this is really about Rob being mad at Kristen.
Maureen O’Connor: Not the public.
Maureen O’Connor: We are but pawns in their love games.
2:00 PM: Rupert Sanders Issues a Public Apology to His Family for Cheating
Charlotte Cowles: AND his name is Rupert. I can’t believe she’d go through so much trouble for a Rupert.
Sally Holmes: This is making it so much bigger than it is.
Sally Holmes: Like they had a threesome with the ogre from Snow White or something.
Sally Holmes: IT WAS A ONE TIME KISS
"I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Rupert said in a statement Wednesday (via People). “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."
Yesterday, Liberty Ross [the wife] tweeted a Marilyn Monroe quote — “sometimes bad things fall apart so better things can fall together” — before deleting her Twitter account. She appeared as a young Kristen‘s mother in Huntsman.
Charlotte Cowles: Maybe Liberty Ross is trying to say that Kristen was drunk when she made out with him?
Sally Holmes: Maybe Kristen and Rob have a TomKat kind of relationship.
Sally Holmes: A.K.A. a contract.
Charlotte Cowles: Speaking of, where is Rob at this exact moment, I wonder?
Sally Holmes: Chartering an airplane to skywrite CIAO BELLA over L.A.?
Maureen O’Connor: This seems more and more real to me, because it's so weird. It seems like they're famous people in a panic, using the bizarre avenues available to them (public statements, etc.)
Maureen O’Connor: As opposed to normal people sending sad text messages and shit.
Charlotte Cowles: They're acting irrationally, like normal people do in these love-triangle situations, except they're doing so VERY publicly.
Charlotte Cowles: Which makes everything WORSE. Or better, depending on who you are.
Most Viewed Stories
Mary-Kate Olsen Strains Every Muscle in Her Face in an Attempt to Smile
The Fashion Executive Who Doesn’t Wear Underwear on Dates
25 Famous Women on Being Alone
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Prince George Has No Time for Justin Trudeau’s High Fives
How Angelina Jolie Won the First Big Battle in Her Divorce
It’s Time to Get Over Your White Feelings and Start Taking Action for Black Lives
2009 Called — It Wants Its Vogue-Versus-Bloggers Fight Back.
Former Miss Universe Becomes U.S. Citizen So She Can Vote Against Trump
Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 26
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.