Robert Pattinson reportedly “understands” why Kristen Stewart cheated.
The actor split with his Twilight co-star in July last year, after Kristen’s affair with married director Rupert Sanders was uncovered. They went on to rekindle their romance twice but reportedly ended things for good in May.
Sources say that while Robert loved Kristen very much, he could not save her from her own insecurities that caused her to sabotage their relationship.
“Rob is well aware of why Kristen cheated on him. He understands that it wasn’t because of a lack of love. It was more so a fear of intimacy on Kristen’s part. Everyone takes on different experiences from their upbringings,” a source told HollywoodLife.com.
The insider explained that Robert believes Kristen was affected by witnessing a lack of intimacy in her own parents’ marriage.
Kristen’s mother Jules filed for divorce from the star’s dad John in August 2012, one month after the cheating scandal broke.
Despite being hurt by Kristen’s affair, Robert doesn’t hold any grudges against her. He’s managed to move on and has been linked to model-and-actress Riley Keough since. Although Robert and Riley have now split, sources say this is a positive sign that the actor is healing.
“Rob loves Kristen and always will. The toughest thing for Rob was the betrayal, and losing his best friend,” the source added. “[Rob] will trust again. But right now, a relationship isn’t what he’s looking for.”
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