WOW. Kristen Stewart has come out and owned up to a romantic interlude with director Rupert Sanders.
Within hours of an Us Weekly cover blasting this story to the world, and with photos of a kiss between Stewart and Sanders heating up the Internet, the actress has taken the very rare course of admitting to her actions and addressing the man most affected by them, boyfriend Robert Pattinson.
"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," the actress said in a just-released statement. "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized 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."
This is a remarkable development all around, considering Stewart and Pattinson rarely acknowledge they are even dating.
But Stewart gave herself no choice here but to accept responsibility for her cheating ways. Could it actually affect the box office haul of Breaking Dawn Part 2? How will Twihards react to the many appearances Kristen is likely to make in promotion of that film?
Will Robsten stay together?
So many questions. Not many answers at the moment. Just a stunned, crushed fan base trying to determine its next step.