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Would you forgive infidelity? Kristen and Robert rumoured to be a couple once again

Actress Kristen Stewart poses at the gala presentation for the film "On the Road" at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival September 6, 2012.

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Would you take back a cheating partner?

Rumour has it actor Robert Pattinson is willing to forgive and forget. According to British tabloid The Sun, Pattinson and his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart are back together again after she admitted to being unfaithful earlier this summer.

"They pretty much decided they couldn't live without each other. Kristen poured her heart out to Robert and told him it was a one-off and a mistake," an unnamed source told The Sun.

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(For those of you who haven't been following this sordid saga, here's the recap: Stewart, who was in a longtime relationship with Pattinson, was photographed over the summer embracing her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, a married man with children. She publicly apologized for her "momentary indiscretion," but Pattinson walked away.)

Given that tabloid celebrity reports have been wrong before, we would not be surprised if the news they're back together turned out to be bogus, and it seems, online readers are skeptical too.

With the final film of the Twilight series slated for release this fall, some are wondering whether the reunion rumors are merely a ploy to ensure the stars appear in public as a happy couple to promote the film.

"Well, I guess the 'all is forgiven' stage of the break-up stunt is over, and now it's time to move on to the new and most important stage: and that is 'the reunited lovers do press together' for their upcoming Twilight film," one commenter wrote on the New York Daily News web site.

"Its [sic] all fabricated unless I see it with my own eyes," wrote another.

Still others are weighing in with their own advice.

"Remember Robert once a cheater always a cheater," one commenter said.

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"Have some respect for yourself Robert, ditch the gal," another wrote.

Some research has suggested that 13 per cent of 18 to 29-year-olds have cheated on their partners, and that proportion rises to 20 per cent among 40 to 49-year-olds.

Is it fair to assume cheaters can't reform?

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Wency Leung is a general assignment reporter for the Life section. Before joining The Globe in early 2010, she has worked as a reporter in Vancouver, Prague, and Phnom Penh. More

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