Robert Pattinson opened up about his split from former girlfriend Kristen Stewart and the cheating scandal that broke them up. It was just one of the many topics the former ‘Twilight Saga’ star spoke about in an Esquire UK interview that is generating much buzz.

Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Photo: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
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The former ‘Twilight Saga’ stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were at the height of global fame as an onscreen and offscreen couple in one of the hottest movie franchises ever. Yet fame has its dark side in exposing what one might wish to keep private. Thus they saw their relationship come to a dramatic and public end when paparazzi photos of Stewart kissing director Rupert Sanders, the married father of two children, created a scandal in the summer of 2012 that is still fresh in the minds of many.

Not only did it lead to the split of the couple known as K-Stew, but it also ended Sanders marriage to his wife, actress and model Liberty Ross who recently made headlines again for the reportedly substantial divorce settlement agreement.

Here we are two years later, and Robert Pattinson, was asked in the midst of a lengthy and absorbing interview with Esquire UK to weigh in on the scandal. Now that he has done so, social media, celebrity news outlets and the blogosphere are abuzz all over again.

He told Esquire UK about the breakup from his girlfriend, saying, ““S–t happens, you know? 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. It’s like that scene in Doubt, where he’s talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”

Pattinson’s comments have been dissected and interpreted, as such comments sometimes are in print media stories. The interview in its totality is quite lengthy, but that is the paragraph that is seizing the headlines.

The full interview is here along with some alluring black-and-white photos of the star who one could only imagine is trying to move on with his life, both professionally and personally.