The Robsten sparkle has now officially faded. Robert Pattinson moved out of the Los Feliz home he shared with shunned starlet Kristen Stewart after the 22-year-old actress admitted to cheating with her Snow White and The Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. Even after Stewart confronted her mistake with a public apology to her loved one, her efforts are proving ineffective as the couple has reportedly not spoken since the rumors surfaced. Now, unnamed sources are coming forward to defend the liaison as a harmless match of tonsil hockey.
If her affair with her 41-year-old married director wasn’t sexual, is this difference in action still too little, too late?
Side note – can I highlight that both Stewart and Sanders are being incredibly upfront and honest about their dalliance? This is almost unprecedented regarding Hollywood scandals. Who admits wrongdoing the day of and is willing to face their consequences in the public eye? They made a mistake – a bad one, but I can’t recall the last time a celebrity admitted to being imperfect.
But I digress…
In a way, could kissing be worse than having sex? Kissing could hold an emotional and intimate essence, whereas sex could be purely physical. Flipping the argument around, kissing is a common and harmless symbol of affection between good friends. However, with sex, many people end up emotionally involved with their partners or least require it before engaging in the act.
Kissing or sex – is the level of betrayal behind these actions different or do both symbolize a breach in trust?
Either way, Stewart feels awful for her mistake and is still attempting to make amends with Pattinson for her indiscretion. Could this damage control alleviate the emotional wounds that have already driven Pattinson away?
What is your take on the confirmed infidelity? Which is worse – kissing or sex, or are both equal violations?