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Robert Pattinson, ‘horrified’ by Kristen Stewart apology, moves out

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Updated: August 28, 2012 6:16AM

The fast-moving dissolution of “Twilight” stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s long relationship — seldom discussed by the couple — took an important step Thursday as we learned Pattinson had thrown in the towel.

After spending a couple of miserable days “digesting it all,” according to one of his best friends, the 26-year-old actor moved his belongings out of the Los Angeles home he had shared with Stewart.

A photographer caught the actress in a compromising position with Rupert Sanders, director of her film “Snow White and the Huntsman,” leading Stewart to issue a statement apologizing to Pattinson.

“He is still in total shock,” said the source, “but Rob is a very, very proud man — and Kristen knew how he feels about remaining faithful, loyalty and commitment. … He also was horrified that she issued a public apology to him.

“It was even more surprising because the two of them had this very specific personal agreement about not ‘going public’ with their relationship, until they both agreed it was the right time. To do it this way — apologizing for cheating on him — ended up being totally unacceptable.

“As Rob said [after Stewart released her statement], ‘She only had to call two people: me and Liberty [Ross, Sanders’ wife].’ ”

In her statement, Stewart said she regretted “this momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love the most, Rob. I love him, I love, I’m so sorry.”

The source — who also claims to be very fond of Stewart — expressed doubts that Pattinson would be able to take her back. “I’m sure he will be able to forgive her — eventually. But he will never forget, and that could be a big stumbling block to him letting her back into his personal life.”

FALLOUT OF TRAGEDY: Heath Ledger’s family is very upset about the tragedy in Colorado, but they and Ledger’s longtime love Michelle Williams, mother of his daughter Matilda, are unhappy about some of the press coverage of the “Joker” aspect of James Holmes’ deranged thinking. They think the focus of all this should be on the victims and lax U.S. gun laws and not on a mentally ill young man obsessing on Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance, as a villain his father Kim Ledger told the Australian press was “clearly a fictional character.”

†While “Boss” star Troy Garity understands Warner Bros.’ decision to push his “Gangster Squad” film from September to January, due to the Colorado shootings, he is sad one of his major scenes in the film — a shootout in a movie theater — is being being edited out of the picture, for obvious reasons.

SPORTS SHORT: The Chicago Sky’s Ruth Riley, Olympic gold medalist and acclaimed women’s basketball champ, will host a viewing party for the London Olympics’ opening ceremony 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Rockit Bar & Grill — cheering on her Sky teammates Swin Cash and Slyvia Fowels, who face off against Croatia for the U.S. team’s first game Saturday.

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Before heading to training camp, the Bears’ Charles Tillman hosted a bowling bash at Kings Lanes Lounge & Sports in Rosemont for teammates and wives, including Matt Forte, Craig Steltz, Adrien Cole, Matt Toeaina and Terriun Crump.Jenny McCarthy joined fans to watch the finale of her “Love in the Wild” show Tuesday night at Market.

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