Like Stewart, the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director admitted that he had caused his loved ones pain as he embarked on a whirlwind romance with the actress.
It did not take long for Rupert Sanders to address his affair with Kristen Stewart as well. Following the actress' public apology for boyfriend Robert Pattinson, the "Snow White and the Huntsman" director released an apology for his own family.
"I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," the 41-year-old told People in a statement. "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."
Sanders is married to British model Liberty Ross who plays Stewart's mother in "Snow White". The couple has two young children. Ross herself tweeted "wow" and a Marilyn Monroe quote, "sometimes bad things fall apart so better things can fall together," before deleting her Twitter account.
Pattinson has remained mum since the story of Stewart and Sanders' affair came out but he had spoken about cheating in the April issue of Vanity Fair. "Life is not black and white. There are married couples that never see each other. Is that marriage?" he said when asked whether he would date a married woman.
"But there's a thing I've never got: That is, why do people cheat?" he continued. "I can understand the impulse. But not how you can keep two relationships going at the same time for long." He added, "I'm not the casual-affair kind of guy. If I choose to be with someone, it's because I really want it. When I have a relationship, I'm 100 percent into it."