John Edwards Confirms Split

He 'still cares deeply' about wife Elizabeth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2010 6:57 AM CST
John Edwards Confirms Split
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, right, applauds as John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth are introduced by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, June 9, 2008, in Raleigh, NC.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John Edwards confirmed his separation from wife Elizabeth yesterday, calling it “an extraordinarily sad moment.” Elizabeth has had divorce papers ready for a year, but an insider says trust issues finally pushed the couple over the edge. “John feels like, 'I can't live with you checking my cell phone, asking who I was with, where I went. That's not how I want to live the rest of my life,'" he tells the New York Daily News.

"I think they realized she still doesn't trust him and, therefore, they shouldn't live together until she can,” the source continues. Expect this to drag on for a while: North Carolina law requires the couple to be separated for a year before they file for divorce. John ends his statement with the assurance that “I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth.”
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