Elizabeth Edwards: John's Affair Made Me Throw Up

Elizabeth Edwards writes in a new memoir discussing her husband's affair that made her vomit in a bathroom.

In the book scheduled to be published May 12, Edwards says her
husband, John, admitted to the betrayal just days after declaring his run for president in 2006. She says she wanted him to drop out of the race to protect the family from media scrutiny, but stood by his side anyway.

John Edwards went public with the affair in August after the National Enquirer reported he was the father of videographer Rielle Hunter's daughter.

Elizabeth Edwards never identifies Hunter by name. But she says that while her life may be tragic, Hunter's is "pathetic."

An advance copy of the book, "Resilience," was obtained by the New York Daily News.


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  • by Mother of 2 Location: Washington on May 7, 2009 at 06:43 AM
    I understand why she has stayed. She is dying and she does not want to inflict any more negative junk into her childrens lives. She knows that she won't be here much longer and wants stability for them. John is who he is and there are not many politicians that have not done the very same thing. He just had more attetion than he wanted. He should have known better than to run for the presidency again with this looming over his head. This was his way of not having to deal with it. If the baby is his it would probably crush Elizabeth emotionally. But, if it is his he certainly has enough money to care for it or pay his child support.
  • by OBX on May 6, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    I do feel sorry for Eliz with all she has been thru but I can't understand why she would stand by him with all this going on and campaign with him. While campaigning she bragged about what a great President he would be and he was honest and dependable when all along she was lying. She new what kind of guy he was because she found out he had cheated right before running for Pres. I think it would have been best for her(if she was staying with him) is to stay quiet in the background and not help him any. That's just my opinion. Why praise a man for something he's not.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on May 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    I see the submission I made days ago for the 3 stooges isn't here! ... I wonder why? ..Maybe it's because the moderators have to look out for these "wittle boys feelings". ..That's what happens when you have a PG rated site, and you fluffy boys don't bring your mommies... (to me:LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, when you come up with a real insult... we can talk! ..Pray for your own judgemental self... isn't that a sin? Hmmmmmm! Thought so!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on May 6, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    I've nothing but respect for Elizabeth. John has proven to be quite the politician. He is almost presidential material now. You know: law degree, prolific liar, money, connections and smooth talk. Sounds alot like the White House at the present.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 6, 2009 at 08:25 AM
    To S, you are right about what NC needs as a governor and also I learned my lesson about that blond governor. She is a lying crooked blond that basically has messed up big time with some of her moves and I now have a major problem with her. I voted for her and I regret voting for her and beleiving what she said. If someone is going to lie to you about what is going to happen, then they have no business in office.
  • by L Location: Greenille on May 6, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    Look under the bottom off your feet,we all have some dirt.know one has the right to point fingers.Mrs Edward decide to stay,that is there business you don,t know what you might do if the shoe is own your foot.
  • by S Location: ENC on May 5, 2009 at 08:19 PM
    As a former State employee, I empathize with current hardworking state employees regarding their pay cut...I also know that it is unbelieveable how much waste & illegal activities go on every day in this state...and if anyone tries to point it out to their superiors,they are strongly encouraged to say nothing but go with the status quo. I know this for a fact..I've been there. The only way the populace is going to change this state is to stop voting career politicians & incumbents into office...Never,ever,NEVER believe anything they tell you before an election because they will say & do anything to get elected...Good, honest nonpolitical,hardworking people who run for office find it very hard to get elected without money. The next time elections roll around,remember to vote for a REAL change..anyone but an incumbent or career politician.
  • by S Location: ENC on May 5, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    While I do not condone what John Edwards did to his wife & his marriage,in my opinion it should be the decision of Elizabeth Edwards and her alone whether to continue her relationship....Everyone makes mistakes in their lives...and everyone must make their own choices... Elizabeth made her decision to stay with John based on their life experiences together...While others may have taken a different route & divorced John, she chose to stay. While I do not know her reasons,I respect her right to make her own choice...she deserves that.
  • by me Location: eastern north carolina on May 5, 2009 at 06:03 PM
    To Alpha Female; I feel very sorry for you. I have read several of your comments from this and other articles, you must be a very sad woman trying to bring everyone down all the time. I will be praying for you, and try to go and see a doctor and get a RX for your depression.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on May 5, 2009 at 04:28 PM
    Marriage is a union. In a moment of weakness, lust played a vital role. My prayers are with the Edwards'. Who knows why a person cheat? The bible speaks heavily against adultrey. John cheated while his wife was fighting for her life that shows he was selfish. One more thing, when people become influential why is God forgotten until something bad happens?
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