Father of Director Rupert Sanders Says His Son’s Fling With Kristen Stewart is “No Big Deal”

Kristen Stewart’s fling with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director, Rupert Sanders, is the latest cheating scandal that has rocked Hollywood and shocked fans around the world.

But despite the careless dalliance hurting the people close to those involved, Sanders’ father doesn’t see the big deal.

“From what I gather nothing really happened and it is all a lot of fuss about nothing. I should imagine it was something very brief,” Michael Sanders told People. “She is a very pretty girl and when you work that closely with someone for so long, sometimes things happen.”

Despite being married to model-actress Liberty Ross for 10 years, Sanders threw caution aside on July 17 when he met up with Stewart for a steamy rendezvous in Los Angeles.

Photos in the new issue of Us Weekly show the two kissing in Stewart’s car and embracing near a park-like area overlooking the Hollywood sign. In one shot, Sanders is pressed against the back of his much-younger lover, his arms wrapped around her waist and his mouth nuzzling her ear.

Both Stewart, 22, and Sanders, 41, have issued groveling public apologies for their wrongdoings, specifically begging their significant others for forgiveness. For the past three years, Stewart has been dating her “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson, who reportedly packed his bags and left the Los Feliz, Calif. home the couple shares after news of the affair broke. Sanders, on the other hand, is father to two young children with Ross.

He is very honorable, hardworking and (a) dedicated father and filmmaker,” Michael Sanders continued to defend his son, adding that the director is far from the philanderer the media has made him out to be.
Though the future for Stewart and Pattinson remains unknown, Michael Sanders seems to believe there’s hope that his son’s marriage won’t end.

“Of course their relationship will survive this,” he said. “This is nothing – they will definitely survive all of this. It is all a lot of fuss about nothing.”