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A point to note: We’re coming up to the fourth anniversary of one of the biggest modern day cheating scandals to plague Hollywood.
July 17, 2012, marks a date Kristen Stewart would probably prefer to forget. Much like the angst-laden Twilight franchise that launched her into unprecedented fame, the star and her then-boyfriend, fellow actor Robert Pattinson, began living out a love triangle saga of their very own.
It was on that day that a then 22-years-old Stewart was snapped by paparazzi kissing her Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 41, the cheating pictures going viral across the globe.
“I lit my universe on fire and I watched it burn,” Stewart said just last year. “Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early twenties that kick-started something in me that was a bit more … feral.”
Today though, reports have surfaced from US Weekly who say they can exclusively confirm Stewart and girlfriend of three months French singer-songwriter Stephanie “Soko” Sokolinski have split. Just last month, Sokolinski told W magazine she was “very, very, very in love and very happy in a relationship.”
Speculation of a breakup occurred when Stewart was spotted partying with Miley Cyrus’ ex-girlfriend Stella Maxwell at the Met Gala official afterparty at the Boom Boom Room in New York City on Monday night, says US Weekly.
While sources tell the title that Stewart and Maxwell definitely did not hook up, we have to question if Stewart would actually be so silly as to publicly cheat on her partner again?
In 2012, Stewart’s career was left in two-parts tatters, one-part limbo, and her relationship with Pattinson broken. Print and online publications splashed the images ubiquitously to millions while Twitter became alight with insult toward the notoriously awkward star, taunts that would last months. “The public kind of burned me at the stake,” she told US Marie Claire. “But that’s OK, I can take it. I’m not dead.”
And take it, she did. With her head hidden beneath her hair, the actress charged on, shooting 10 films in three years. “My hair was such a crutch. I looked quote unquote ‘sexy’ no matter what. I could hide behind it,” she says.
Four years on, we just don’t think Stewart could re-live that all again.
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