Rupert Sanders' dalliance with Kristen Stewart hasn't just thrown his private life into chaos — it also looks set to jeopardise his career.
The 41-year-old's wife, former model Liberty Ross, has reportedly banned her cheating hubby from having anything to do with the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman — the film that introduced him to Kristen.
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"Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel," a source told Radar Online.
"They are trying to work things out after he was caught having an affair, and that is one of the sticking points. She just doesn't want him to ever work with Kristen again."
It's a big professional blow to the father of two, who was reportedly planning to direct the film's second instalment after the first film — his directorial debut — went gangbusters at the box office.
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It's no surprise that Rupert, who is still wearing his wedding ring, is "disappointed" about the setback but he has reportedly accepted it's the price he has to pay for cheating on Liberty.
"He knows his actions were inexcusable, and he's going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one."
Rupert never signed on to direct a Snow White sequel, given Universal Pictures was uncertain as to how the first film would perform.
Rather than give up their leading lady Kristen, the movie studio will reportedly find a new director for the film's second instalment.
While keeping Rupert and Kristen apart won't be too hard, it's a different story for the actress and her pre-affair lover — Robert Pattinson.
The Twilight co-stars look set to hook up in September to promote the film's final instalment, which is set for release in November.
That doesn't give a lot of time for the dust to settle but the pair's co-star Christian Serratos (who plays Angela Weber in Twilight) is confident the negative press following Kristen and Rupert's affair won't stop fans from going to see the film.
"Of course people are fans of us now, but I think above anything, they're fans of the characters," she told Us Weekly.
"I don't think anyone's really going to give a s---. They're going to see the movie; it's going to be awesome."