What a strange, sad, and confusing twenty-four hours this has been. This time last night (and into the morning) I was vehemently attacking the ridiculous tabloid magazines for their supposed fabrication of this story. I'm unable to access the internet from work, but the story and events were never too far from my mind today. I texted Caryn
on my way home and received her unfortunate confirmation of the bad news, and I've been trying to catch up with all of your comments on Facebook and the Lex this evening. The news is just heartbreaking for both Rob and Kris, and for Rupert's wife and kids. Obviously I don't know any of these people personally and really have no business feeling "anything" about all of this, but it's hard not to feel frustration, shock, sadness, anger, concern, confusion, disappointment, and so many other emotions, all at once. Sean~
We're always here for you brother, and know that we support you and understand some of what you're going through now. I think one of the special things about the Halfway House is that we try to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone, in spite of the times we may agree to disagree, and that applies to this particular situation as well. I don't condone what Kristen has (allegedly) done, and she's made her bed and will have to lie in it. I hope if she's truly sorry for her actions, she can eventually receive the forgiveness she needs from Rob, whatever their path may be from here on out. I also hope she'll be able to forgive herself, as I think that would be an important step in accepting yourself, learning from your mistakes, and moving on as a stronger and wiser person. Christina~
I appreciated reading your thoughts today, and the shock and confusion you've felt seems to have mirrored mine. I agree that Kristen (and Rupert) have made a huge mistake, and I can't help but feel disappointed in Kristen and her actions. I think most everyone deserves forgiveness and a second chance if they're truly remorseful for their actions, and I guess only time will tell if Rob and Kristen can work through the pain and feelings of betrayal to come out stronger on the other side. As you said, Kristen already has her share of haters, and I really think this news could have a very negative impact on her future career. It totally takes two to tango and Rupert should bear at least
the same amount of blame as Kristen for this mess. But part of me wonders if Kristen wouldn't be roasted over the coals quite so emphatically had she (allegedly) cheated with a younger guy, and not a married forty-one year old father. Jaclyn
~ I, too have selfishly wondered how this terrible news, and the resulting fallout will negatively impact the Breaking Dawn promotional appearances and press tour. I can't imagine how awkward those appearances will be if Rob and Kristen haven't been able to fully resolve their issues. I bet Summit is on the rampage, but I could really care less about how this impacts them as a studio, based on how money-grubbing and greedy they've appeared in the past. Lynne~
I know we all thought Rob and Kris shared something very special and unique. They seemed to have staying power, especially considering all the mayhem they had survived the past three to four years. I hope they're able to work through this pain and devastation and find their way back to one another. You're probably right about Taylor; he'll definitely be seen as the buffer during the BD press tour if Rob and Kristen are officially no longer a couple.Susie~
What a day, hmmm?
My coworker texted me about 10 pm last night with the message, "Did you hear about your boy and Kristen?" Would you believe I raced straight to the computer to check Facebook and the HH House before I returned her text.....hoping against hope her message meant there was news Rob and Kris had just been married. Oh, how I wish that were true.
I, too am feeing very disappointed in Kristen's actions, not that I really have a right to do so. I agree with you that never in a million years, did I think this was the way their relationship might end. I always thought if and when their relationship ended prematurely, it would sort of fizzle out, when the distance and time apart became too much of a burden for Rob and Kristen to bear. I don't really have any interest in seeing SWaTH now either, and would probably be too distracted by thoughts of Kristen and the director to really enjoy the movie. I do hope that people remember that Rupert is just as culpable, if not more so than Kristen in this scenario--because of his age, and the fact that he was her boss. It doesn't seem like he's getting thrown under the bus with quite the same fervor or enthusiasm as Kristen according to random comments I've read, and I don't think that's fair.Suzan~
We love you too, hon, and I'm so glad we have one another to lean on here in the Halfway House. No one else but a true Twilight fan (and Rob and Kris fan) would understand why we feel the way we do, why we feel so personally invested in these people and their relationship (whether we have a right to, or not), and why this news is so very upsetting. I also sincerely hope Rob and Kristen can work through these issues and deal with the pain and sense of betrayal together, and as out of the public eye as possible.Caryn~
Thanks for returning my texts so promptly and talking me off the proverbial ledge this afternoon, when I couldn't access the internet at work. I'm sure you know I was pretty gutted when I read your reponse to my first text inquiring about the latest news, "It's all true. Kris and Rupert Sanders both released official apologies."
The news hit hard, and I'd never hoped more in my life that you were wrong. Kayla~
Thanks for stepping up on your so called soapbox to help place some much needed perspective on this sad story...it's just heartbreaking for those affected, all around. You made some interesting points about how we sometimes inadvertently place such high expectations on celebrities, they have no chance of attaining our lofty ideals. I'm afraid the repercussions of these events may be more far reaching than we can foresee just now....affecting relationships, friendships, families, careers, and even movie studios in upcoming months. Corona~
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, and I appreciated your pragmatic and wise advice to Rob. Your "....get stinko with a friend" comment brought some levity to the HH and made me laugh on a day when laughs are hard to come by, so thanks for that. Ginnie~
We miss you too, hon. Please know that we're thinking about you and your family, especially as I know that some of these issues hit a little too close to home. I agree with you that one of the more painful aspects of what has transpired is that Rob and Kristen will have to deal with all of these issues in the public eye. The papz were stalkerish enough of these two before; I can't even imagine how vehemently they'll hound Rob and Kristen now. Are you still visiting your family or have you returned home?Ann Marie~
We know how heartbreaking this news feels to us, so I can't imagine what Rob must be going through. Hopefully Rob (and Kristen) have the support of family and close friends to help them deal with all of this. We all make mistakes, and I think there's always a place for forgiveness and reconciliation when we truly feel remorse for our actions. I hope Rob and Kristen are given the privacy they desperately need while they try to work through these painful issues together, and decide whether or not they can remain a couple.Marielle~
I'm sorry your leg is still bothering you...that must be a nuisance. I never buy those crappy tabloid magazines anyway, and all the sleazy treatment of this story and the careless way they've treated those affected by this "story" have guaranteed I'll never buy one in the future. That's too funny you had a HH dream with Jenn Jenn's daughter and Caryn's husband in the dream. Dreaming about HH members' families has got to be a first. Desiree~
I never buy those crappy tabloid magazines either. I hope Rob and Rupert's wife heard the news from Kristen and Rupert personally, before the illicit pictures and rumors were splashed all over the newstands.Missp~
I hope you're enjoying the last of your vacation and that you were able to venture down to the beach to revel in the ocean breeze a bit.
I just realized I've never made a megapost with more frowny emoticons than smiley emoticons. I want to thank all of you for being here for one another today. We're so blessed to have a place where we could come together to share a little in our sadness, our confusion, our shock, our frustration, and our concern for people whom we don't even know, about events we can't fully comprehend. Knowing I could visit the Halfway House to commiserate with you, explore these feelings, and discuss these issues with people who truly understand how I feel, made my day better and more bearable. Thanks to all of you, from the bottom of my heart.