Pattinson, one of Hollywood’s most reluctant A-listers, said Stewart’s cheating was almost less traumatic than the intense media scrutiny that followed.
“S–t happens, you know?” Rob told Esquire UK. “It’s just young people. It’s normal! And honestly, who gives a s–t?
“The hardest part was talking about it afterwards. Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict.”
Pattinson met Kristen on the set of their 2009 blockbuster “Twilight” and dated until 2012, when Stewart famously cheated on him with Rupert Sanders, who directed her in the film “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Kristen publicly apologized to Rob, but the damage was done, and their once-close relationship eventually fell apart.
Pattinson, who thought the media fascination with him and Kristen would end once the Twilight saga wrapped, doesn’t understand why people remain so interested in him because he thinks he’s a boring bloke.
“I don’t understand,” said Robert, 28. “I think it goes through periods where you’re assigned, ‘This is the guy to follow.’ But whenever I see a bunch of paparazzi hanging out, I always think, ‘Oh God, what have they found out?”
Pattinson remembers the exact moment when he realized he was on the Hollywood A-list.
“I remember when it happened,” he said. “I was going to clubs in L.A. and you had to call the promoters ahead of time to get on the guest list. But one time I forgot to call, and I was on the list anyway. That’s when I knew. I showed up with mustard down my T-shirt and they’re like giving me the wink, ‘Yeah, man, you’re on the list.'”
Given the intense media glare he lives under, Pattinson prefers being alone a lot of the time, and says one of his favorite pastimes is driving around Los Angeles on his own.
After considering moving back to London or relocating to New York City, Rob decided on settling in L.A.
“Just waking up when it’s sunny every day means so much to me,” he says. “I like the levity here.”