Actress Kristen Stewart is a Master of Crisis Communications

Hollywood is going wild this week over the alleged cheating incident between actress Kristen Stewart and Snow White’ director Rupert Sanders.

Yet before La-La-Land could effectively tarnish Stewart’s reputation, the ‘Twilight’ star did something remarkable.

She apologized.

Today’s ‘News To Live By’: the genius in coming clean.

The Stewart cheating story first broke on July 24. Just one day later, Stewart — and not her spokesperson or publicist — had this to say:

“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 jeopardized 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.”

Stewart can’t change the past, but with a quick apology, she can most certainly alter the future.

By saying ‘I’m sorry,’ the 22-year-old has largely diffused the incident. She didn’t make excuses or lie about the affair. It happened, and she fessed up.

Predictably, the paparazzi will now speculate on whether boyfriend Robert Pattinson wants her back, but the actual episode with Sanders is all but over.

Why? We know she cheated because she told us. There’s no mystery to unravel.

We see this all the time and particularly among politicians (i.e. Anthony Weiner). The press catches wind of a scandal and demands answers. The person in question, backed into a corner, denies everything. But that only makes the media more interested.The pressure continues to ratchet up until eventually the guilty party spills his guts and is exposed as a cheater and a liar.

Hollywood is having a field day right now with the Stewart cheating scandal; the story is just too juicy to go away overnight.

But in the long run, Stewart is the winner.

The press can only drag out a story if you let them. And then, they move on to the next scandal.

Poor Mrs. Jackson…

Do you think Stewart did the right thing?  Do you think her honesty will help her career and relationship with fans?

Comment below and sound off!

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