In the two weeks since the Kristen Stewart-Rupert Sanders affair rocked “Twilight” fans – and the couple’s significant others, of course – there have been some minor developments. On Wednesday, it was reported that the 22-year-old actress is planning to skip the August 16 premiere of her new film, “On the Road,” in London because she’s “too ashamed to show her face in public right now.” But also because she doesn’t want to have to endure the awkwardness of posing for pictures on the red carpet with her co-star Tom Sturridge, who is one of Rob Pattinson’s best friends.
“Kristen is very proud of her work for ‘On The Road.’ She grew up reading Kerouac novels and this is a production she always wanted to star in,” a source tells Radar Online. “If she appears at the London premiere, it will detract people from the movie itself and Kristen doesn’t want that at all. She wants her performance and this film to be recognized for what it is – a great adaptation of a classic book.”
While Stewart has remained out of sight (with the exception of one public outing in Los Angeles where she appeared to be sporting sleepwear), Sanders and his wife Liberty Ross have been out and about quite a bit, but it’s not exactly a reconciliation … yet. On Tuesday, the two were spotted exiting an office building in Beverly Hills before going their separate ways. According toTMZ, Sanders and Ross had met with a psychologist to get counseling for his affair and how to ensure it won’t happen again. Yet, on Wednesday, Ross, a model-actress who played Stewart’s mother in her husband’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was photographed leaving another office, which reportedly is home to her lawyer, although a source says divorce isn’t her “end game.” To add to the confusion, while the director, 41, is still wearing his wedding band, Ross is not.
Pattinson, 26, is the only one yet to be photographed in public since the affair was exposed on July 24, although he did reportedly party at a bar near Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai, California, home where he’s been hiding out over the weekend. He’s expected to promote his new movie “Cosmopolis” with interviews on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on August 13 and “Good Morning America” two days later.