Robert Pattinson defends Kristen Stewart's cheating

Jul 30, 2014 at 6:43 p.m. ET
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When Kristen Stewart was caught on camera kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director, her real-life fairy tale relationship with Robert Pattinson came crashing down. At the time, Pattinson appeared heartbroken, but it looks like he has gotten over it.

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The Twilight star spoke with Esquire U.K. about Stewart and what ended their relationship — and he had a surprising answer.

"S*** happens, you know?" Pattinson said, according to E! News. "It's just young people. It's normal! And honestly, who gives a s***?

"The hardest part was talking about it afterwards," he added. "Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can't predict."

Pattinson's answer may be less about not caring that she cheated and more about not wanting to be asked the question. Even though the actor was a rising star at the time, the cheating scandal gave him a non-stop paparazzi entourage. But he said, "I don't understand why. 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!' Oh, that love child! I totally forgot!"

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It seems that the actor has gotten used to Hollywood, though, even though he hasn't been on the A-list for very long. He said he can still remember the first time he felt like a real-life celebrity.

"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.'"

Pattinson appears to just be focusing on his work now and he has (at least) six projects expected to be out in 2014 and 2015.