In 2006, then presidential-hopeful John Edwards cheated on his terminally ill wife Elizabeth with documentary filmmaker Rielle Hunter. In excerpts leaked from Elizabeth Edwards' new book Resilience, Elizabeth discusses her reaction to John's infidelity.
Elizabeth reportedly calls Rielle "pathetic." As for John, she explains her decision to stay with him by writing this:
I lie in bed, circles under my eyes, my sparse hair sticking in too many directions, and he looks at me as if I am the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. It matters.
We were just discussing earlier this week whether it's less forgivable to cheat on a partner when you have kids. Well, this Edwards news has me pondering another question: if your significant other were unfaithful, would you be madder at your partner, or the other woman?