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Anna Kendrick recalls confronting ‘pathological’ ex and the woman he cheated with

Anna Kendrick has opened up about her ex on Dax Shepard’s podcast  (Getty Images)
Anna Kendrick has opened up about her ex on Dax Shepard’s podcast (Getty Images)

Anna Kendrick has shared how she discovered her ex-boyfriend’s infidelity and contacted the woman with whom he cheated on her.

The Pitch Perfect star revealed she learned of her long-term partner’s infidelity after finding a “year-long exchange” between the two and said the alleged affair was “way worse than [she] ever thought”.

Speaking on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, the 37-year-old then claimed that when she confronted her ex about it, he denied any wrongdoing.

She said: “He is screaming at me, ‘It was a passing crush, you’re so insecure. I never saw a relationship with this girl, I even told my best friend I never saw a relationship with this girl.’”

The Twilight actor also claimed that in the alleged text messages her ex told the woman that he wanted to “blow up [his] life” for her “after a week of f***ing” her.

However, Kendrick noted that the woman ended up rejecting her ex in the messages.

The star spoke about her experience on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast (Getty Images)
The star spoke about her experience on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast (Getty Images)

Despite seeing the evidence, the Hollywood star said her former partner continued to deny the affair “with such intensity and conviction”.

She added: "When I confronted him on it, he said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ Which, again, was kind of a relief, because you go — ‘Oh, you’re pathological. This is in black and white.’"

Following the confrontation, Kendrick said she reached out to the woman via “email” to clear the air, with the actress writing: “I just think it’s fair that you know, that I know and I don’t put this at your doorstep. You made a mistake, but you know you’re 25 and we’ve all done stupid s***.”

Kendrick also told her that even though she doesn’t know if they’d ever “be in a room together”, she’d be “more than willing” to talk.

Much to her surprise, the woman responded to her olive branch, and it seems the conversation helped them both.

Kendrick said: “To her eternal credit, she was like, ‘Yes, can I call you?’ We talked on the phone for about an hour and she was just like, ‘I’m so embarrassed and I’m so sorry... This was a mistake.’

“To just for like an hour be honest, that’s all she did was just say, ‘I’m so sorry, I feel terrible, and yes, this happened.’

“I hadn’t eaten in a week. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I had this conversation with this girl and we hung up and I was like, ‘Oh, I need a plate of nachos.’

Kendrick explained that she gained closure from the conversation and that it gave her body “whatever it needed”.

"My whole body just went, ‘You can grieve. You’re not crazy. You’re safe. You can grieve. You can eat nachos. You can have a glass of wine.’

"It was like my whole body got whatever it needed. It at least stopped that total panicked state that I’d kind of been in for a year."