“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.