Over the past couple of weeks things have really gone downhill for the former “Twilight” couple. First Kristen was caught last week in a steamy make-out session with a married man, her “Snow White” producer Rupert Sanders, and now the separated couple are battling it out over custody of their beloved canine.
Last week Stewart, 22, publicly declared her apologies regarding her affair with Sanders, 41. Both Sanders and Stewart issued their own public apologies and sources say they were only intimate once. After her public apologies, Stewart stated her desire to try and save her relationship with Pattinson. However, after a look at recent events unfolding it looks like the relationship may be past saving.
The entire thing has been such a blow to Rob. Talk about having his heart ripped out,” a source who is close to the couple told PEOPLE Magazine. “Rob just isn’t going to be able to get past the cheating – one time or not. It’s something she always knew he could never tolerate.”
After finding out from Stewart of the affair, Robert Pattinson packed his bags the next day and moved out. The couple didn’t speak to each other for days until last weekend when Pattinson told Kristen to pack her own bags. Stewart was told to move out of the Los Angeles home the former couple had shared. That Saturday morning the public and media notice a big U-Haul truck outside the place.
As if things could not get any worse in this blow out of a break up, they are now going through the motions of the next break-up phase, a custody battle. This time the custody battle will be fought over a dog named Bear.
During the filming of “Breaking Dawn” last year in Louisiana the former couple had visited an animal shelter in New Orleans and found Bear. The couple instantly fell in love with him and adopted Bear from the high-kill shelter.
“I’m one of those guys who’d adopt a whole animal shelter . . . Thank God that Kristen was with me. So we just adopted one dog. A mutt. We called him Bear,” Pattinson stated. (NY Daily News).
A year later, they are trying to decide who should get ownership of poor Bear. Stewart also owns a cat named Max, but Pattinson only wants Bear. Although, they were planning on adopting another dog before Kristen’s past actions were revealed.
“Robert and Kristen were looking into the possibility of adopting another dog. They were desperate for a play pal for Bear and scoured petfinder.com, as well as a few high-kill shelters in Los Angeles. But it seems that’s out of the question now,” a source said.
A source stated that Kristen won’t give up Bear without a fight due to the love she feels for her dog.“She was heartbroken – they adopted Bear together and she always felt that he was their little baby. But Rob was so hurt by Kristen’s actions he decided that he wants the dog to help him get over what happened. After all, a dog is a man’s best friend and Bear is such a good companion.
The custody battle will be tough considering Pattinson and Stewart are still on non-speaking terms. Too bad Bear will be forced to live with only one parent.
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