In the December issue of Vanity Fair, Liberty Ross, a model and former wife of filmmaker , finally opened up about her emotional state after the scandal that rocked the yellow press last summer: the affair Twilight star was having at the time with Sanders.
The relationship came to light in July 2012 when paparazzi caught Rupert and Kstew kissing and holding hands. Ross explains in the VF interview that Sanders confessed to the affair twenty hours before the media published the incriminating photographs.
Once the news broke, a friend offered to let Liberty and her two kids stay over at her place as entertainment media went wild about the story. Ms. Ross elaborated:
I was able to be there completely secluded. I just visualized (being) this sort of Masai warrior. I was just going to stand very still and very strong, and just let it all roll past me. I tried to keep as far away from it as I could and to understand that this is my family and it's the most precious thing to me.
After the media storm, Ross filed for divorce in January. It wasn't an easy ordeal to overcome:
I have no words to describe what we went through. But I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And, for me, I feel like I'm going through a rebirth.
Despite feeling betrayed by her husbands actions, Ross doesn't seem regretful of her marriage:
We were together for 16 years, and that in itself is really beautiful. And we've created two exceptional lives together.
But lest we forget, this past year and a half wasn't a fun time:
It was horrible. It was really the worst, really the worst.
Via USA Today.