File this one under “Big Surprise.”
Director Rupert Sanders, who, unfortunately, made headlines last year for directing his lips to that of Twilight star Kristen Stewart, has been told by his wife Liberty Ross to take a hike.
“This was a long time coming,” a source told US Weekly, who further noted in a rather curious defense of someone who was caught on camera slobbering with Hollywood’s reigning goth It-Girl, that Sanders “did want to try to repair the relationship and didn’t want a divorce.”
However, a second source noted that Ross was “too angry” by Sanders’ extra-marital extracurriculars. “They gave it a shot for the kids… [but] she’s the kind of person who wouldn’t really ever get over it.”
Folks who have been keeping an eye on this strange and sad story shouldn’t be shocked. Back in October, Ross told Style.com that “Sometimes when things seem really bad you have to be able to see the good and learn from it. And move forward as graciously as possible.”
Let’s hope for the sake of their kids, the two will indeed handle things as “graciously as possible.”
That’s not easy to do that under the watchful glare of the Hollywood gossip monster, but it can be done. Just ask Bruce and Demi.