Six weeks after her husband admitted his extra-marital affair, Elizabeth Edwards is finally speaking out in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
Asked whether she has forgiven her husband, Edwards said:
“I don’t want to feed the monster, if you don’t mind.”
She added that if she had her leg amputated, as opposed to her husband having an affair, people would not ask: “Are you over that leg thing yet?”
She also said:
“People had this idea that we represented, as a couple, some sort of perfection … There is no perfection out there.”
Edwards is keeping busy these days continuing her advocacy work (she testifies before Congress on health care reform on Thursday) and spending time with her children, Cate, 26, Emma Claire, 10, and Jack, 8.
Not even cancer and a cheating louse of a husband can keep this woman down, and I love her for it. She’s a true feminist icon/hero, unlike some people who will remain nameless.