New York, Apr. 30 : After the former presidential hopeful John Edwards confessed to having an affair, his wife Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up."
Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer, speaks in far more detail than before about her husband''s infidelity in her new memoir, "Resilience," due to be published May 12 by Broadway Books.
Despite feeling deeply deceived, Elizabeth Edwards nonetheless publicly stood by her husband''s side, lending his candidacy the aura of a warm, loving family life, reports the Daily News.
But she had actually wanted him to quit the race to protect the family.
Edwards admitted the hanky-panky to her days after declaring his candidacy in 2006 - almost a year before the National Enquirer reported it.
She was afraid of the destructive questions Edwards'' affair with videographer Rielle Hunter would raise.
Later events proved her right. "He should not have run," she says.
Edwards did not publicly admit the affair until last August - seven months after he quit the race, and the National Enquirer had reported he was the father of Hunter''s infant daughter.
Edwards denied paternity, and his wife''s book doesn''t address that issue.
She lashes out at Hunter, now 45, whose name she never actually uses in the book, as a parasitic groupie who invaded the Edwardses'' life.
Her own life may be tragic, she concludes, but Hunter''s is "pathetic."
While Elizabeth still hasn''t fully come to terms with her man''s roaming, the memoir is laced with a powerful dose of forgiveness. (ANI)
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