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Quotables: Liberty Ross Wasn’t All That Happy With Rupert Sanders Anyway, Maybe

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“I romanticized domesticity for a while, and loved having a shopping list of groceries stuck to the fridge for the first time. But moving here and starting a life all over again was a lot harder than I had anticipated. I just didn’t think it would be as isolating and daunting as it turned out to be. I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone, but a lot of the time it has felt like that. I went from the glamour of working with Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano to living on an isolated hilltop, with my husband gone most of the time, but that’s why everything feels so amazing now. We rode through the really hard times and we stuck it out.”

This quote was taken from a pre-cheating-scandal interview that Liberty Ross did with YOU magazine not so long ago. When I read the first half of the quote, I was like, “Huh. Trouble in paradise, makes sense that Rupert would justify stepping out on his wife,” but then I read the last part, where it inferred that she was happy and that things were “amazing,” and it makes what he and Kristen did so much worse. Seriously, like, punch-you-in-the-stomach worse.

When all of the shit hit the fan, I felt pretty bad for everyone involved, but now? The only ones I feel bad for are Robert and Liberty. Poor Rob and his undying, Twilight-like devotion to a cold-hearted bitch who allows herself to get caught up in moments that shouldn’t even be happening, and poor Liberty, who stuck it all out—at the risk of her career and well-being—for a bag of dicks who couldn’t be bothered to be a stand-up dude and do the right thing. You know, which, in this case would be “not cheat on his wife and kids with someone half his age and a quarter of his intellectual capacity.” Bastards.

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  • Liberty sounds like a bitch. “…romanticized domesticity…” Sounds very condescending, after all, SHE worked with Karl Lagerfeld and John AntiSemite(ex-Dior designer). Of course, that doesn’t mean she had this coming, but it does cast her in a very poor light. I’m sorry that her kids and her have had this dropped on them, and I’m saying out loud,”Liberty, you are one grade-A, pretentious ass-hole.”

    • blasted1, how do you figure that? She was talking about the loneliness of raising children all alone. When she said romanticized domesticity and then mentioned the difficulties in doing it alone, I completely understood having done the same thing myself. Being the only adult in the household means you get all the menial chores and mundane responsibilites as well as all of the wonderful moments that make that effort so worthwhile. Acknowledging the first part of that equation doesn’t negate the second. And many people face a period of adjustment going from the excitement of their career to the quieter satisfaction of raising a family. It isn’t condescending so much as honest. It seems a bit of a stretch to call her a “grade-A, pretentious ass-hole” just based on those comments and more than a little judgmental.

      • I’m willing to bet that your idea of “menial chores and mundane responsibilities” doesn’t mean doing your nails and phoning your RICH husband’s manager and telling him that the gardener needs to paid and the pool guy needs to be canned. That ass-hole exerted more effort in name-dropping than she ever did picking out shoes! Sure, she didn’t deserve to be cheated on, but “romantic” and “domesticity” are two words people like you and i would never use in the same sentence. She went out of her way to make it crystal clear for all of us “great unwashed” than sticking a note on a fridge was slumming it. This interview she gave knocked some of the wind out of her sympathy balloon as far as I’m concerned.