It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that a lot of sugar daddies are married—a sugar baby is just their way of having a little something extra on the side. But what happens when their affair is suddenly revealed? What happens to the wife that gets left behind?
It’s hard to forget the scandal that rocked one of the most popular celebrity couples last summer, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Stewart, 23, was caught having an illicit affair with her much older Snow White and the Huntsman director, 42-year-old Rupert Sanders, who was married to model Liberty Ross at the time.
When Sanders’ wife found out about the celebrity couple’s affair, she tried to stand by her family, but found that her husband’s infidelity with the younger woman was too much to bear. A couple months later, she moved forward with ending their 10-year marriage.
Ross, who found out about the affair mere hours before pictures of her husband with Stewart were published, is now opening up about the scandal and how it changed her life. “It was horrible. I have no words to describe what we went through,” she said in an interview for Vanity Fair. “But I think for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And, for me, I feel like I’m going through a rebirth.”
Ross reportedly left behind her life in the U.K. to support her husband’s filmmaking dreams. “We were driving around town and seeing these billboards of [Snow White and the Huntsman]. We were so excited, like, ‘Wow, how did we do that?’ I was so proud of him, what he’d done—what we’d done. We were a team, and the movie was made out of love.” The film certainly was made out of love, just not his wife’s love.
Ross also admitted that she had a feeling something was wrong with their marriage before the photos of his affair surfaced. “I knew that I wasn’t feeling 100 percent right, I found myself on a roller coaster,” said Ross. “I had times when I was very lonely, very disconnected from Rupert.”
Since her marriage ended, Ross, now 35, has found a new older man to take care of her. She’s now dating 60-year-old music producer Jimmy Iovine, who co-founded Interscope Records. While her ex-husband had a net worth of about $10 million, Ross’ new older man is estimated to be worth a whopping $700 million.
What do you think: Would you ever be able to stay with your older man after he was caught having an affair?
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McNally, K., “‘There are no words’ Liberty Ross on Rupert Sanders’ affair with Kristen Stewart,” Express web site, October 30, 2013; http://goo.gl/YD7DfR.
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