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Kristen Stewart On Scandal After Breaking Up With Robert Pattinson: It Was A Really Traumatic Period

'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart got candid about her "traumatic period" after cheating on Robert Pattinson with filmmaker Rupert Sanders.

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'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart was only 19 years old when she fell in love with her co-star Robert Pattinson. Fans were delighted to see their on-screen romance become reality. The duo dated for about three long years before things turned upside down and the actress cheated on her long-time boyfriend with Rupert Sanders.

Back in 2012, pictures of Kristen kissing her 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director took the internet by storm. Sanders was married to model Liberty Ross at that time, who subsequently filed for divorce after the affair saw the light of the day. Stewart faced significant public backlash for cheating on Pattinson, despite her young age during the tumultuous incident. She addressed the controversy in an interview with Marie Claire, “Lately, I’ve been doing less of the ‘I’m sooooo sorry.’ And more of the ‘No. F**k. Jesus.'”

The 'Spencer' star expressed how she went through a "traumatic period" at such a young age because of her relationship scandal becoming vividly public. Stewart added, “I lit my universe on fire and I watched it burn. Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral … 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.”

She also revealed that she had no reason behind her involvement with Rupert Sanders nor a reason behind cheating on the 'Batman' actor; she claimed that she was just going through a self-destructive phase when the affair with the filmmaker began. The intense backlash she faced online significantly affected her mental well-being.

The affair between Sanders and Stewart came to light in July 2012, which led to her separation from Robert Pattinson. Despite an attempt to reconcile in October that year, the 'Twilight' couple's relationship didn't work out, finally coming to an end in May 2013.

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As for their personal lives' status today, in August 2019, Kristen confirmed her engagement with screenwriter Dylan Meyer in November 2021. Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson has been dating singer-model Suki Waterhouse since 2018. They are living together in Los Angeles and are expecting their first child. 

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