While Twi-hards are trying to wrap their heads around the devastating possibility that Kristen Stewart would ever THINK of looking at another man other than Robert Pattinson, we decided to turn our attention to the other couple at the center of this rumor: Rupert Sanders and his wife, Liberty Ross. Here’s what we know about these two:
- The 41-year-old director and 33-year-old model/actress have been married for seven years. They have two children, Skylar and Tennyson. The Brits moved to L.A. seven years ago for the sake of Rupert’s career.
- Snow White and the Huntsman is Sanders’ directorial debut. He earned his rep as a director of commercials, earning an award for his Halo 3 ad. This story from the Guardian details how he very creatively snagged the SWATH gig.
- Liberty’s got a strong career in high fashion, with spreads in Vogue, Elle, I-D and the like. She also makes avant-garde films. Here’s one of her blogs for Vogue U.K.
- Liberty reportedly posted an Instagram pic showing Disney’s Snow White drunk, with the caption “Not so pretty and pure.” She also reportedly retweeted a quote from Marilyn Monroe that said, “sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Her accounts have since been deleted.
- Liberty’s brother is Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor‘s collaborator on The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtracks.
- Liberty not only played the role of Snow White’s ill-fated mother, Queen Eleanor, in SWATH, she felt very involved in the whole production, based on what she wrote on her site after the premiere. “We have lived and breathed this project every day now for 2 years so releasing it to the world was extremely exciting. I remember a couple of summers ago looking at a script, lying on our bed in Malibu that had ‘SNOW WHITE’ written down the side of it. I immediately thought ‘wow, that would be incredible.’ … We are so happy and excited today to share this with you and we really hope you enjoy the movie.”
- After the SWATH press tour, Rupert, Liberty and the kids went to Hawaii to recover. She posted pics from their vacation on her Vogue blog July 4.
- We can kind of see a resemblance between Liberty and KStew. They’re both fine-featured brunettes with a taste for edgy fashion. This either supports the theory that the alleged makeout photos are actually of Rupert and his wife, or it confirms the rumor that Rupert has a very particular type. Either way, you can see from our interview with the director below that he really admires his young star.
[Photos: LibertyRoss.com, Getty Images]