stood faithfully by her husband even after she learned he had an affair on the campaign trail while she battled cancer. She recently described the "slow process" of trying to rebuild her trust in him.
Her struggle to reconcile the marriage appeared near its end with word Wednesday that she and her husband of more than 30 years have separated.
The news came a week after John Edwards admitted fathering a child with his mistress, , and as details emerged from a book by a former aide describing the lengths the took to try hiding his misdeeds from his wife, family and the American public.
Elizabeth Edwards, 60, declined to comment through a friend, Andrea Purse, who confirmed the separation. But Elizabeth's sister told The Associated Press that she remains strong.
"She's doing as well as you could expect," Nancy Anania said. "I'm really proud of her that, somehow, she's got strength that you rarely see in a person."
Elizabeth Edwards should've left her bastard of a husband the minute she found he was cheating on her. But she didn't and instead chose to participate in a bold-face lie, scamming voters on the campaign trail to the tune of millions while pretending that her lying, cheat of a husband was a stand-up guy. Some idiots may still want to feel sorry for Elizabeth, but my guess is that the millions that John Edwards raked in from his trial lawyer days (as well as other assorted scams) will keep Elizabeth comfortable.