Heartbroken Robert Pattinson was weeks from proposing to girlfriend Kristen Stewart when he found out she had been cheating, we can reveal.
The Twilight hunk has told pals the £5million mansion he had bought was to be their home as husband and wife.
R-Patz, 26, planned to pop the question to Kristen, 22, at the end of the summer – then found out about her fling with film director Rupert Sanders.
Our source said: “Robert hoped to marry Kristen and was making preparations to spring a proposal before she admitted cheating. He had bought the house in Los Angeles to be their home and saw them staying there for a long time.
“Now Rob is angry – he’s left the mansion and not spoken to her since. They have exchanged heated text messages only.”
Insiders say 41-year-old Rupert’s marriage to British model and actress Liberty Ross, who played Kristen’s mother in Rupert’s Snow White and the Huntsman, is likely to survive the affair.
Friends of Liberty, 33, say she’s humiliated by the affair being made public but does not want to turn her back on her marriage.
A pal said this week: “Liberty is hurting. But she’s realistic. Things happen and marriage isn’t easy – she just hates the fact her name’s been dragged into all of this. Rupert has apologised profusely and she has accepted his apology. She hopes things get back on track – after all, they have three kids together.”
Rupert’s father Michael said his son was distraught but the marriage is sure to survive. He added: “From what I gather nothing really happened and it is all a lot of fuss about nothing. She is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen.”
Robert and Kristen will be forced to reunite in August to promote the final instalment of the Twilight franchise under their contracts. The stars will promote the movie Breaking Dawn: Part 2 with appearances and interviews. Twilight executives fear Twihard fans will boycott the film now.
One movie insider said: “This throws a spanner in the marketing works. They are the Twilight franchise and if that magic is broken then there are obvious difficulties.”
Movie chiefs also fear that the scandal will overshadow Kristen’s appearance in On The Road.
Kristen appears desperate to save her relationship. She said: “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardised the most important thing in my life – the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
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