Model Liberty Ross files for divorce

Model Liberty Ross has filed for divorce from her husband of ten years, film director Rupert Sanders.

The 34 year-old model turned actress has filed a petition for divorce at Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeking joint custody, maintenance and payment of her legal fees, according to reports.

The move follows Sanders’ admission of an affair with actress Kristen Stewart, best known for her role in the Twilight Saga series of fantasy films.

Both Stewart, 22 and Liberty Ross appeared in Snow White And The Huntsman, Sanders’ first feature film.

After US tabloid Us Weekly revealed the affair, Stewart and Sanders both issued public apologies.

41 year-old Sanders told People magazine:

“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”

The couple are British but moved to Los Angeles to further Sanders’ career in film.

They have two children –  Skyla, 7, and Tennyson, 5.

Photo of Rupert Sanders by Casa de América via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence 

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