John Edwards might have backed out of some scheduled, well-paid speaking engagements, but wife (at least we think they’re still married; she’s supposedly kicked him out of the house) Elizabeth Edwards has finally addressed the subject of his infidelity on the record. “People have this idea that we represented, as a couple, some sort of perfection,” she told the Detroit Free Press. Obviously, Elizabeth shared the flawed perception: “You thought you were living in one novel and it turns out you were living in another,” she said.
She doesn’t directly address whether she’s forgiven her husband or not—”it’s not a process you get through in the timeframe that we’re talking about,” she says. The DFP has more depressing soundbytes on its website.