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April 30, 2009
Elizabeth Edwards: Affair Made Me Puke
Wronged wife turned author Elizabeth Edwards is opening up about her husband's infidelity in her new memoir, "Resilience." After learning about Senator Edwards' affair, she writes, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up." The NY Daily News obtained a copy of the book.
The 59-year-old reveals her husband admitted to an affair in 2006, almost a year before it was reported by the National Enquirer. The tabloid also reported the politician was the father of videographer Rielle Hunter's daughter. Edwards denied paternity, and "Resilence" doesn't address the issue.
Edwards does express her anger at being fooled, and lashes out at Hunter, whose name she never uses in the book. The memoir suggests Elizabeth, who is battling terminal breast cancer, has forgiven her husband of 31 years.
"I lie in bed, circles under my eyes, my sparse hair sticking in too many directions, and he looks at me as if I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. It matters," she writes.