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Kristen Stewart, Hugh Grant & More Sad Celebrity Apologies (PHOTOS)

Kristen Stewart just issued a pitiful public ‘I’m sorry’ to Robert Pattinson. See more star apologies.

Kristen Stewart just issued a pitiful public ‘I’m sorry’ to Robert Pattinson for cheating with her married director. From Mark Sanford (‘crying in Argentina’) to Arnold Schwarzenegger (‘no excuses’), see more star apologies.

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Kristen Stewart & Rupert Sanders

After the story broke Tuesday night that Kristen Stewart had cheated on longtime boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, both guilty parties were quick to issue public apologies. The normally painfully press-shy actress, 22, said in a statement to People magazine: “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.” Sanders, 41, who has been married for seven years to model Liberty Ross, said in an equally emotional statement: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart.”

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Daniel Tosh

The comedian and host of Tosh.0 set off a firestorm earlier this month when he attempted to make a rape joke at the expense of a female audience member. During a standup show at the Laugh Factory, Tosh pointed to the woman and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now?” Soon enough, Tosh made an apology… but on Twitter. “All the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize.” Perhaps to change the subject, he then tweeted about clowns featured on his new episode. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The actor-turned-politician apparently kept his secret for more than 10 years. When he just couldn’t take it anymore he reportedly admitted to his wife, Maria Shriver, that he had an affair with their housekeeper. At the time, she accepted him for who he was and moved on. But then it became known that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with the housekeeper while he was still married to Shriver. And that child was born just five days after Shriver gave birth to her fourth child with Schwarzenegger. That’s when Shriver left him. He ultimately apologized, saying: “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused.”

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David Letterman

Celebs should take note. When the late-night TV host found himself in a scandal, he got in front of his problem. Letterman opened up about a $2 million extortion plot against him, wherein he received a package with the note, “I know that you do some terrible, terrible things—and I can prove you do these terrible things.” Those terrible things included having affairs with several of his female staffers. In true Letterman fashion, his apology was funny. It was also heartfelt. “My wife, Regina... has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it. Let me tell you folks, I’ve got my work cut out for me,” he said.

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Tiger Woods

The renowned golf player, once known for his squeaky-clean image, shocked the world when he cheated on his wife, Elin Nordegren, with more than a dozen women. His 13 1/2-minute apology statement spread across major networks. He was honest. “I felt I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me.” He was sorry. “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated.” And he knew how it affected his wife and children. “As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words,” he said. “It will come from my behavior over time.”

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Mark Sanford

When the former South Carolina governor disappeared for six days in 2009, his staff claimed he was “hiking the Appalachians.” Truth is, he was having an affair with an Argentine journalist. What’s worse: the married father of four left on Father’s Day weekend. Good thing he had a heartfelt apology. “I’ve spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina. I am committed to trying to get my heart right. The bottom line is this: I have been unfaithful to my wife. Let me apologize to my wife, Jenny, and my four boys...for letting them down...I hurt you all. I hurt my wife. I hurt my boys. I hurt friends...I hurt a lot of different folks. What I did was wrong. Period. End of story.”

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Bill Clinton

America’s former president lied. And lied some more—under oath about an affair he had with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” Clinton insisted. Finally, he confessed and apologized for that lie and his affair. “I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong.” Clinton said he lied to protect himself from embarrassment. But his confession continued. “I misled people, including even my wife. I deeply regret that.”

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Hugh Grant

More than 15 years ago, the British actor was arrested for lewd conduct in a public place with a Hollywood prostitute. His apology was frank and direct on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show. “I think you know in life what’s a good thing to do and what’s a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it.” Grant pleaded no contest to the charges against him and paid a fine and received probation. And that was that.