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TODAY   |  August 14, 2012

Robert Pattinson breaks silence on cheating scandal

The “Twilight” actor sat down with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” on Monday night to face questions for the first time about the public infidelity of his long-time love, Kristen Stewart. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>> pattinson is speaking out in his first interview since his girlfriend kristen stewart was caught cheating on him. natalie is here on that. good morning.

>> pattinson talked to jon last night and did his bess to say very little about what was happening in his personal life .

>> what have you been up to?

>> i thought we had already prepared. i had a joke prepared.

>> sitting down with robert pattinson jon stewart tried to break the ice with ice cream .

>> a couple of guys talking.

>> pattinson faced the first questions about the in fidelity of his long time love kristen stewart .

>> this is the weird thing about the interviews, my biggest problem in my life, i'm cheap. i didn't hire a publicist. every interview -- normally actors get scripted. i'm going to hire a publicist.

>> reporter: the 26-year-old had reportedly been in hiding since news of the scandal broke last month. his girlfriend of three years had cheated on him with her " snow white and the henchman" directors. pattinson acknowledged fans for their support monday night for his new movie "cosmoplis."

>> great, wonderful.

>> for her part, stewart kept a low profile at her parents home. when the news first broke she issued a public apology staying in a statement, "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.

>> tell me what you're thinking.

>> reporter: it won't be long until the pair are reunited on the red carpet . the final installment of the series "breaking dawn" part 2 is set to be released in november.

>> jon, i think you're confused about what this show is actually about and what the real issues in america are.

>> what are they.

>> tonight, maybe other times but tonight it's the "twilight" show.

>> here is my wish for you, that you get to ham your business in private, in your personal life , and i wish you all the best.

>> meanwhile pattinson 's new movie "cosmoplis" opens in new york and los angeles on friday.