According to People.comremoval vans seen outside Robert Pattinson’s Los Feliz home in the early hours of Saturday morning, July 29, were there to collect Kristen Stewart’s belongings.
The statement was simple enough.
“Robert Pattinson has asked Kristen Stewart to move out.”
Stewart, 22, hasn’t been seen at Pattinson’s home since the shock news of her tryst with Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 41, broke last week.
People also claim that Pattinson personally asked Stewart to arrange for her belongings to be collected.
They say a source told them,
“The entire thing has been such a blow to Rob. Talk about having his heart ripped out,” says the insider. “Rob just isn’t going to be able to get past the cheating – one time or not.”
Us Weekly, however, refute this. They claim a source told them,
“Someone hired the U-Haul and stunted the photograph.”
This directly contradicts People’s report that Pattinson, 26, asked Stewart to clear out her things, and that this was the first time he has spoken to his girlfriend since the scandal.
As IQreported earlier, although Stewart’s carefully worded apology said her dalliance with father-of-two Sanders was a “momentary indiscretion” – that interpretation has come under fire from Leopold Ross, brother to model and actress Liberty Ross – the wife of Sanders.
Speaking to The People (UK), Leopold claims the affair between his brother-in-law and Stewart began during the second half of filming Snow White and The Huntsman.
“It was from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week.”
Since the scandal broke speculation has been growing as to whether or not the sequel (already planned) to Universal Pictures’ hugely successful Snow White And The Huntsman will go ahead with Sanders at the helm. The fairytale epic was Sanders’ debut as a feature director, and with a box office coming in at just over $ 380 million – less than two weeks ago Sanders’ reputation was golden.
But a week’s a long time in Hollywood.
Today Amy Kaufman in the Los Angeles Timeswrote,
“The future of the “Snow White” sequel could be a bit more uncertain. Even though the movie is meant to center on the Huntsman character, Snow White will likely be a character and Sanders is on the studio’s list of potential directors.”
Many Hollywood analysts, while not exactly applauding Stewart’s actions, have said the 22-year-old did the right thing by coming clean immediately. There’s even a PR phrase for it: ‘get ahead of the story and keep moving.’
Howard Bragman, Hollywood crisis expert of VC of Reputation.com believes that’s exactly what Stewart’s doing. “She’s [Stewart's] a 22-year-old young lady, she’s made a mistake,” said Bragman. “I don’t think this will define her.”
Us Weekly’s Dina Sansing said she didn’t believe her magazine’s story would massively harm Stewart’s career. “I think the fact that there wasn’t a lot of posturing on her part can only help her.”
Similarly,Matt Hiktzik, past aide to Alec ‘bruiser’ Baldwin came right out and said he respected Stewart. Hiltzik toldThe Hollywood Reporter,
“I think that she handled it maturely and responsibly [...] She came across (in her statement) as genuine, and it was smart and noble for her to accept responsibility so she’ll be able to move to other things.”
With everyone watching to see what happens next in Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship, upcoming promotion for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will be interesting, to say the least.
On a lighter note, some Brazilian Kristen Stewart fans have made a video to help the actress “Stay Strong” through her troubles – with a little help from Kelly Clarkson. Watch it here.