There's life after love for Liberty Ross. After her heartbreaking divorce from her husband of 10 years — a split that followed his summer 2012 fling with Kristen Stewart — the British model, actress, and mom is doing better than ever.
"It's amazing what two years does," Ross, 35, told Harper's Bazaar UK in an interview from the September issue. "Today, I feel happier than I've ever felt, and I'm in such a great place. All of us are: my kids are great, Rupert's amazing, we have all moved on and everyone is doing really well."
The British beauty filed for divorce from her filmmaker husband Rupert Sanders in January 2013, a half-year after photos surfaced of Sanders cheating with Stewart, the star of his big-budget Snow White and the Huntsman movie. The situation was even stickier, as Ross also appeared in the film, starring as the mother of Stewart's titular character.
"I have no words to describe what we went through," Ross told Vanity Fair last October. "But I think, for me, something always has to completely die for there to be a rebirth. And, for me, I feel like I'm going through a rebirth."
Ross, however, is not harboring resentment from the whole ordeal.
"People need to learn to forgive," she told Harper's. "I have no problem with anyone involved. I'm completely compassionate, I really am. No life is perfect, we all have our problems and issues and I believe that it's good to be true to who you are."
While the cheating scandal was far from expected, Ross added that her relationship with Sanders wasn't exactly perfect before the affair. After exchanging vows in 2002, the couple welcomed daughter Skyla, now 9, and son Tennyson, now 7.
"Rupert and I were together since we were very, very young," she explained. "I was 18 – essentially, I married my first boyfriend. I always used to say we were more like brother and sister anyway. We'd been together for so long, we weren't really evolving together as a couple so much."
In the months since her divorce was finalized, Ross has found love again in music mogul Jimmy Iovine.
"I think we can grow from all experiences, even the most tragic, sh—y ones where you think you’re going to die," she said. "Actually, you know, there are ways of growing with them and learning from them and moving past them and accepting them. I just feel so lucky and peaceful with everything in life, and excited and happy."
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