Elizabeth Edwards: Trust is an Issue

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When you have cancer and your husband cheats on you with - and possibly knocks up - Rielle Hunter? Yeah, we can see trust being a problem after that.

Elizabeth Edwards, 59, is speaking out for the first time since her husband, John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, admitted he had an extramarital affair with the filmmaker.

"There's a lot of adjustment to make," she told the Detroit Free Press, adding that she remains in "an ongoing process of finding your feet again."

"Trust [is] probably the most difficult hurdle."

Elizabeth and John Edwards in May 2008.

The story of John Edwards' relationship with Hunter broke in December 2007, but he denied it until he got caught visiting her at a Beverly Hills hotel this July.

Edwards then admitted to the affair in August, but claims it ended in 2006 and he only engaged in relations with Hunter while Elizabeth's cancer was in remission.

Like that makes it okay. He also denies he is the father of Rielle Hunter's daughter, born this Februrary. His former aide Andrew Young has claimed paternity - yet has provided no financial assistance to Hunter, nor has he been heard from since.

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I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established.

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In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs.

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