On Wednesday, Elizabeth Anania Edwards, wife of the former presidential candidate John Edwards, decided to legally separate from her husband due to his lie on affair after more than 30 years.
The reason for the breakup originated from Mr. Edwards affair with his mistress Rielle Hunter. Last week, John Edwards confirmed that he had a child with his mistress in 2007 and next February is the second birthday of the baby girl. The problem is that John had not admitted the truth before when his liaison was discovered. At that time, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards was struggling with her breast cancer.
The announcement of separation was released from two people close to the couple and first appeared on the ABC News. Names and other information of these two were kept secret. The site said that Mrs. Edwards was the first to mention about their separation after discovering about the adulterous affair between her husband and Mrs. Hunter.
Mrs. Edwards seemed to have had intention of separating for a long time. Some of her friends were told about this information earlier this month.
The story of the Edwards family has become the topic for a former aide whose name was Andrew Young. A book about the illegal relationship between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter was written and will be publicized. Mr. Young understood about the affair of John and had once confirmed that he was the father of the child to save Mr. Edwards after his liaison revealed. Mrs. Edwards was also criticized the book as according to Young, she relied on her breast cancer to gain her political goals.
However, a spokesman for Mrs. Edwards said in his statement that Young's points were not true and that Mrs. Edwards still thought the baby girl was Young's before her husband admitted his affair with Mrs. Hunter.
The Edwards met and fell in love with each other when they were studying at law school. In 1977, the couple got married later and had 4 children. One of their children, 16-year-old son Wade Edwards, died in a car accident in 1996.