Elizabeth Edwards isn’t done raking her estranged husband John Edwards over the coals for his affair with Rielle Hunter. In her first TV interview since separating from husband John Edwards last January, Elizabeth Edwards tells The TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer that she is “not just a cuckolded wife.”
“I still really feel I need to break free of the media-imposed image. I’m not just a cuckolded wife….But I think about Sandra Bullock — who I don’t know at all — what an incredible year she’s had. She won the Academy Award for an incredible performance, and more than that, she took that story and integrated that into her own life in this healthy happy way. And yet, the stories you hear are not about all those great successes, but about the failure of her marriage. And I thought that’s not who she is, and in a sense I know she, I don’t know her, but I assume she wants to reclaim who she is in the same way I want to reclaim who I am. I hope the next time I am on television it’s to talk about some policy I really care about.”
You can watch Elizabeth’s TODAY interview when it airs in its entirety Wednesday, June 30.