Kristen Stewart, It's Still An "Affair" Even If You Didn't Bang Rupert Sanders

Remember K-Stew's "momentary indiscretion" of 2012?

If you’re a proud Twihard, you’d remember Edward and Bella’s soul-destroying split of 2012, and the absolute media sh*tstorm that followed. 

ICYMI, or you weren’t as obsessed with Twilight as the rest of the world, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship came to an end when K-Stew was photographed having an affair with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

Fast-forward to 2019, and Stewart doesn’t reckon it was that big of a deal. During a recent interview with Howard Stern, Stewart denied it was an “affair” because she “didn’t f*ck” Sanders.

When Stern asked Stewart why she didn’t “shout that from the mountaintops” at the time, Stewart said “well, who’s going to believe me?”

“It doesn’t even matter. It looked like…You know, you make out with a dude in public, it definitely looks like you did,” Stewart said. 

After the photographs of Stewart and Sanders surfaced, the actress issued an apology, telling the media: “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardised 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.”

Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The “momentary indiscretion” not only cost K-Stew her relationship with Pattinson, but it also lost her role in the sequel of Snow White and the Huntsman. 

Later, Stewart said the “slut-shaming that went down was so absurd. And they should’ve put me in that movie! It would’ve been better. Not to be a d*ck, but…”

Slut-shaming is never okay, but there’s no denying that Stewart’s relationship with Sanders was, most definitely, an affair. While K-Stew claimed they didn’t sleep together, she was photographed kissing and sharing a romantic connection with Sanders – a man who was married at the time. 

During her interview with Stern, Stewart said she was “really young. I didn’t really know how to deal with that. I made some mistakes.” Here’s hoping it’s another lesson learned.

Tyra Banks And Naomi Campbell's Open Hatred Of Each Other Is Peak Professionalism

This takes passive aggressive to the next level.

If you ever wonder how you manage to survive the passive aggressive relationship you have with your co-workers, housemates or family members – cop a load of this iconic ‘90s photoshoot featuring ultimate frenemies, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.

Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.
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In 1992, Banks and Campbell appeared alongside fellow model Beverly Peele in a Vogue photoshoot styled by Grace Coddington and shot by Patrick Demarchelier. In the shoot, the trio appear on a yacht wearing matching black bikinis, dresses and straw hats – and let’s be honest, it looked like a cracking arvo out on the water.

However, the reality is – Banks and Campbell were feuding hard during the shoot. At that point, behind-the-scenes beef between the supermodels had reached sizzling temperatures, as discussed in Banks’ 2005 interview with the rival model. 

During the interview, Banks brought up the yacht photoshoot and how Naomi tried to help her when she was feeling seasick. “Naomi you said, ‘I have you ask you something…Do they try to make you look like me?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know about so much now, but in LA they really did.’”

“Naomi, you got up, you pushed me away and you said ‘I thought so,’ and you turned,” Banks told Campbell. 

Later during the interview, Banks pulled up another photoshoot of the pair lounging on armchairs in their swimsuits. “Do you remember that picture?” Banks asks Campbell. “There was no communication.”

“I went from calling my mum, and saying ‘this is so amazing,’ to calling her and saying, ‘I don’t know what happened, just did a photoshoot, she didn’t speak to me.”

While Campbell remains blasé about their decades-long feud, Banks has brought it up many times. Earlier this year, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Banks said “People didn’t know I was going home crying my eyes out because a woman that I was looking up to seemed like she just didn’t want me to be there, and was doing everything in her power to make me go away.”

You’ve got to give it to Banks and Campbell. Behind closed doors, their relationship was far from sunshine and rainbows, but you’d never know looking at these iconic photoshoots. It’s a testament to their level of professionalism, even in the most passive aggressive of times. 

Campbell did eventually address the feud in a 2016 interview with Andy Cohen. “It does irk me that two women of colour have to be pitted against each other,” she said. “You can have more than one woman of colour in a fashion show. Unfortunately, back then, you could only have one so the other felt…put out.”

Sadly, it sounds like Banks and Campbell were merely grappling with the inequalities of the fashion industry during the ‘90s. Kudos to these fierce women for surviving the storm and coming out as graceful as ever.

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