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Reese Witherspoon Helping Robert Pattinson Through Kristen Stewart Heatache: 'I Know What It's Like To Be Cheated On'

3 August 2012

Reese Witherspoon is reportedly helping Robert Pattinson through his heartache after girlfriend of three years Kristen Stewart was publicly caught cheating on him with director of her latest movie 'Snow White and The Huntsman' Rupert Sanders.

When the story broke of Kristen's betrayal the actress, who he starred in 'Water For Elephants' with was reportedly the first person that Robert turned to after Reese also went through a public cheating scandal.

The 'Walk The Line' star was left heartbroken when husband Ryan Phillippe cheated on her with actress Abbie Cornish, a move which ended her marriage and so knew exactly how the 26 year-old star was feeling.

A source told RadarOnline: "Reese went through a very public cheating scandal herself when Ryan Phillippe went outside their marriage and hooked up with Abbie Cornish, so her first thought when she heard about Kristen and Rob was to reach out to him and make sure he was okay.”

They added: "Reese knows what it's like to be on display when your heart is broken, so she felt like opening up her home to Rob was the right thing to do."

It was reported earlier this week that since the break up Rob had been hiding out on her Californian Ranch, getting some privacy while the scandal played out. Millions of 'Twilight' fans have been devastated by the fling and speculation over how the couple will promote their upcoming movie, the final instalment of the vampire franchise, 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' in November has been rife.

But according to insiders Rob is just trying to hold things together as he gets over this bitter blow and decide whether he still has a future with Kristen, helped by Reese.

"Reese and her husband [Jim Toth] are just giving Rob the space he needs and a place to stay that's far away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi,” the source explained.

"She's not trying to lead Rob one way or the other regarding his future with Kristen," the source said. The actor hasn't been seen in public since the Sunday night before the scandal broke when he attended the Teen Choice Awards with Kristen.

The actress was photographed kissing 41 year-old married director Rupert Sanders in Los Angeles two weeks ago (July 17). She made a public apology to the actor when the story was broken by Us Weekly.

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