John and Elizabeth Edwards: Officially Separated

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Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has confirmed that he and wife Elizabeth Edwards are separated, but that he still cares deeply about her.

"It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth," Edwards said in a statement.

A friend of Elizabeth Edwards also confirmed Wednesday that the couple is separated. Elizabeth's sister, Nancy Anania, said that she remains strong.

"She said, 'I've had it. I can't do this. I want my life back,'" Anania said. "I'm really proud of her. Somehow, she's doing as well as you could expect."

The statements from John and Elizabeth Edwards come ...

  • As a former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, is preparing to release a tell-all book, The Politician, that gives an unflattering portrait of him.
  • One week after John Edwards finally made a public declaration that he fathered a child, now almost two, with his mistress Rielle Hunter.
  • As Elizabeth continues her battle with incurable cancer, which she has had since early 2007, about when John was knocking up Rielle.
  • As a federal investigation into his campaign finances, from which he is accused of funneling Hunter hush money, is ramping up.

Yup, it's pretty hard to see how you'd come back from that.

Young initially claimed that he fathered the child with John Edwards' mistress in the weeks leading up to the crucial presidential primaries in 2008.

John Edwards publicly declared only last week that he is the father of the child with Rielle Hunter, who worked as a videographer for his campaign.

Young says Edwards tried to hide the affair, begging his "crazy slut" mistress to get an abortion and then wanting to have a fake DNA test done.

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I felt the same for i was in the same position 5 years ago. dont get disheartened, nobody can mock God words and commandments. If it seems that the mistress is winning but there is payback time for all that they did. Just put peace in your heart, let it go and god will heal you. In Gods time, all these things will go back to them.

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There are heavy rumours going around that Elizabeth was not entirely forthcoming about her cancer claims. Anyone know?

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Elizabeth, my heart goes out to you. I caught my husband cheating with his lesbian doctor, among others. He denyed it was right in my face. I divorced on ADULTERY. God is love. Not a cheat. The choice is yours & no one elses.I know of a woman who filed for divorce & her children finished it for her. They felt that strongly about their ailing mothers' descision. Food for thought. For better or for worse, in sickness & in health does not always ring true to some men. Especially those who take Vow with God they don't believe in to start with. Some just want what you have & will be glad to remove you to get it. I KNOW!!

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Done already and we cannot reverse what had happened...The crucial thing is the LIES..the cheating...and many other bad things he done to his wife....Elizabeth is just right to make a dicision to separate or divorced him.Hope Elin Woods will follow the same...

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It takes two crazy sluts to tango. Elizabeth's separation from this steaming pile of denial is long overdue.

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good riddance. tiger's wife should do the same thing, anyone capable of that kind of deception does not deserve a second chance, plane and simple