Pattinson Planned to Propose

Learned of Kristen Stewart's cheating weeks before proposing marriage

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 30, 2012 9:40 AM CDT | Updated Jul 30, 2012 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) Twilight fans are already devastated by the dissolution of Kristen Stewart's relationship with Robert Pattinson, but the latest will surely cause renewed sobbing: Pattinson was weeks away from proposing when he learned of Stewart's betrayal, the Mirror reports. "He had bought the house in Los Angeles to be their home and saw them staying there for a long time," says a source, adding that Pattinson was going to pop the question by the end of the summer. More developments:

  • The LA Times takes a look at how the incriminating photos of Stewart and her Snow White director Rupert Sanders came about. It wasn't until the pictures were developed that "we realized, 'Oh, my God, she's not just cheating on Rob—this guy is married and has kids,'" says the owner of FameFlyNet, the agency that took the pictures. No official word, but a former bureau chief for Us Weekly says the magazine probably spent about $250,000 on the photos.

  • Meanwhile, the Sun has what may be the most depressing story so far, reporting that Pattinson has started "asking strangers out to keep him company," according to a source. "He went out for drinks with a woman staying in his hotel and he told her it was 'ridiculous' he had nobody to talk to. He’s been spending most of his days off playing computer games."
  • Sources initially claimed Stewart's indiscretion with Sanders was just a brief fling, but the director's brother-in-law claims the affair lasted for months. "It was from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week," he says. The People adds that pictures of Stewart and Sanders "looking cozy" at a Berlin restaurant on May 15 have also been uncovered.
Click to see pictures of a U-Haul presumably moving Pattinson's stuff out of the home he shared with Stewart.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrive for the UK film premiere of 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1' at Westfield Stratford in east London, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart arrive for the UK film premiere of 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1' at Westfield Stratford in east London, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Robert Pattinson, left, and Kristen Stewart arrive at the world premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Robert Pattinson, left, and Kristen Stewart arrive at the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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