Wednesday, August 1, 2012

the other woman BLOW OFF

Liberty Ross (far left); Kristen Stewart (3rd from left, Duh.
I know there are a lot of young teenaged girls out there who are probably still crying themselves to sleep, thinking of poor Robert Pattinson getting cheated on by Kristen Stewart...but listen kids, he's not really the person you should be feeling sorry for. Robert Pattinson will bounce back. If he doesn't want to forgive his mopey girlfriend, then after the Breaking Dawn part 2 press tour he never really has to deal with her again. Within a year, he'll be dating a model or another actress and all will be right with the world. As for Kristin Stewart, she'll probably rebound with someone even sooner. Usually, when you feel super shitty about yourself, you find someone to love you and tell you you're great as quickly as possible. Rob and Kristen will be fine. They're in their early twenties. They should have never stayed together forever anyway.

The person we should all feel terrible for is Liberty Ross, the wife of the director Stewart hooked up with. Apparently, for a long period of time, Liberty was the more successful one in her marriage with Rupert Sanders. She stood by her man, left London and moved to Hollywood with him, and watched him make it big as a director after his first feature Snow White and the Huntsmen. And then, after sixteen years together, ten years of marriage, and two kids, he had an affair with an actress half his age. I'm guessing their lives are so intertwined that she may end up forgiving him.  At the end of the day, Rupert Sanders would have found someone to cheat with anyway, but Kristen Stewart didn't have to be that person if she chose not to.

Stewart made this public apology about the affair:

"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."

Some are saying Pattinson isn't speaking to her and the apology was her way of reaching out to him. It's so weird that being a celebrity means you have to publicly apologize for things in the first place, but regardless of why she released a public statement, I don't think Stewart will understand the enormity of what she's done to Liberty Ross until she's older, married, and has kids with someone. You can't truly know how wrong it is to sleep with someone else's husband until you have one of your own that you love and value and don't ever want to lose.

I wish we could all agree that married people are totally off limits. If they really want to cheat, let them hit up a brothel in Nevada. Then, maybe once we legalize pot and gay marriage, we can ban adultery. That's what the organizers in a Taiwanese beauty pageant did. Contestants in the Miss Globalcity pageant in Taiwan all had to sign contracts agreeing that they would never be someone's mistress. If found to be involved in an affair, they'll be automatically disqualified. The pageant organizer explained: "In the past, we've never done this, but we decided to do it this year because it seems being a mistress has become a trend. We hope to teach the women to have a correct attitude. It's not a very good road to go down. So you first must refuse the man." Amen, sister.

Maybe Hollywood needs to start distributing the same contracts to actresses and directors too.  Cause everyone knows the worst thing about adultery is when it fucks with the weekend box office. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm having the same reaction to this story, Saaara. I immediately felt for his poor wife. In addition to the kids and the whole life they've built together, it looks like her husband was her first and only boyfriend so this is the only relationship she knows. Sad situation all around. I really love this Taiwanese pageant's system, though.

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