Elizabeth Edwards is by her husband sideAugust 9th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
John Edwards confessed extramarital affair with Hunter on Friday, but denies to be the father of her child.
Former Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards has confessed to ABC News that he affair with Rielle Hunter,42-year-old, former campaign aide in 2006 and rejected fathering her baby. Confessing in front of his wife Elizabeth Edwards, who is suffering from breast cancer since 2004 but remain standing by his side.
“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.I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices. With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006, and today I take full responsibility publicly.” confessed Edwards.
However the person who is to suffer is his wife, Elizabeth. The woman who experienced both tragedy and success by his side, who campaigned relentlessly for him, and who’s now battling incurable cancer.
Elizabeth Edwards says it was not easy to find out about her husband John’s extramarital affair but after a what she called a “long and painful process,” his family is supporting him. She calls her husband’s affair was a “terrible mistake.” But she says the healing process was “oddly made somewhat easier” after her diagnosis of breast cancer in March 2007.
She was expected to be sad but she said she is proud of the courage her husband showed despite his shame.