‘Stay Away From Kristen Stewart!’ Liberty Bell Bans Husband Rupert Sanders From Working With Actress After Affair
The wife of director Rupert Sanders Liberty Bell, who had an affair with actress Kristen Stewart, has reportedly taken the 41 year-old back but told him that following the fling he “can’t” direct the rumoured sequel to ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ where the pair initially met.
While there have been conflicting reports about when the affair actually started, no doubt Kristen and Rupert would not have had a chance to strike up a relationship if it had not been for the movie that they worked closely on for months.
While 33 year-old Liberty, who has two children with her husband of ten years is reportedly ready to forgive the director she doesn’t want Rupert to “ever work with Kristen again” for obvious reasons.
A source told RadarOnline: “Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman,”
“They are trying to work things out after he was caught having an affair, and that is one of the sticking points. She just doesn’t want him to ever work with Kristen again.”
Before the affair was exposed last week, Universal were said to be considering a sequel to the box office smash, though if Kristen, who starred as Snow White is returning that means Rupert will be out.
“Rupert is obviously disappointed because Snow White and the Huntsman was his directorial debut, and he had hoped on building on that with a follow-up after some decent reviews,” the source explained.
“But he knows his actions were inexcusable, and he’s going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one.”
The source went on to claim that Universal would never pick Rupert over Kristen if it came down to that for the sequel.
“Kristen, as the film’s lead, will get preference over Rupert and Universal will just find another director,” the source revealed.
“Also, when Rupert signed up for Snow White and the Huntsman, he didn’t know he was going to get a chance to direct a sequel. His contract with Universal was only for one movie. It was a verbal agreement that he was to take the reigns on the sequel, nothing was ever signed.”
The director though is thought to be concentrating on saving his marriage. When photos emerged last week of him kissing the 22 year-old actress he issued a grovelling apology to his family.
A statement released through People magazine said: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family.
“My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”