Once again more Hollywood couples have succumbed to the temptations of infidelity. So what do their statements say about them?
Kristen – ‘I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardised the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.’
Kristen’s first line is ‘the’ standard line for infidelity. It’s empty. Statements generally are contrived, impersonal and lack feeling and sincerity and emotion. However, she is focusing on how others feel and not on herself, which is a positive thing. The only personal thing here is that she’s mentioned her partner by name and her last sentence does show some remorse.
But as with all infidelity, is it remorse at what she’s done, or remorse that she has been found out?
She has played down the affair and is keen to mention that it was a ‘momentary indiscretion’, to imply that this was an impulsive affair and there were no feelings involved. Her use of the word ‘jeopardise’ means she is fully aware of the value of her partner and what was at stake here. In my opinion, although contrived, Kristen’s is the more heartfelt statement as she accepts responsibility for her actions, unlike Rupert….