Kristen Stewart with actor Chris Hemsworth and SWATH director Rupert Sanders
Kristen Stewart with actor Chris Hemsworth and "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders. Reuters

As the heat on Kristen Stewart slowly simmers down following her affair with married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, friends of the "Twilight" actress are now speaking up. While blame has mostly been dished on Stewart by dedicated Robert Pattinson fans, sources are calling foul on Sanders.

"Rupert's manipulative," a source told Us Weekly. "She didn't go after this guy - he sought her out and she stupidly went for it."

Unfortunately is takes two to tango, and Stewart is now suffering the consequences of her affair - fan backlash and Robert Pattinson's broken heart.

While the actress has cancelled all appearances until the Sept. 6 Toronto International Film Festival red carpet for "On the Road," she was finally spotted out on Tuesday afternoon. Us Weekly spotted Stewart wearing a backwards baseball hat, sunglasses, cut off tee, skinny jeans and slip on sneakers as she headed to her car carrying a coffee.

Reported to be not sleeping and "up all night crying," Stewart's somber face showed that she was definitely suffering behind closed doors. However, the New York Daily News reports that the actress is trying to move forward, and is working on forgiving herself by turning to the writings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Stewart reportedly turned to the self-help and enlightenment books after watching Julia Robert's "Eat, Pray Love."

"She began reading a biography of his life, then turned to Gandhi's own writing because she was seeking solace," according to a source. "The quote that particularly stands out for her is, 'The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.' While she doesn't know if Rob could forgive her, that statement has tempered her own regret."

Although Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's future is still up in the air, the communication lines between the two are reportedly open. The "Twilight" actors are attempting to work out why she cheated.

Meanwhile, Rupert Sanders wife, Liberty Ross, is also trying to move on post the cheating scandal. E! News caught the actress and model at the red carpet premiere of Shia LaBeouf's latest film, "Lawless."

Rocking a wide smile, flattering hunter green button up satin shirt, black skinny jeans and killer ankle boots, Ross was missing one key item - her wedding ring.