What's it like to be cheated on, especially under Hollywood's microscope? Liberty Ross is sharing her own experience, which came when then-husband Rupert Sanders was captured on film in mid-2012 necking around town with his
The affair would go on to demolish both
"It was horrible," Ross, 35, says in the December issue of Vanity Fair. "It was really the worst, really the worst."
"I have no words to describe what we went through," says the model-actress, who heard about the slew of sleazy paparazzi shots from her then-husband only 20 hours before the pics went worldwide. "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 enlisted the help of a publicist specializing in crisis management, then secured a friend's house up the coast from her Hollywood Hills home as a haven where she and her two children could hole up until the tidal wave of attention receded.