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August 11, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

ELIZABETH EDWARDS!

Elizabeth Edwards on her dramatic split

from John Edwards, her battle with cancer,

and how she’s learned to deal with

the heartache and suffering head on!

A special encore LKL!

Would you forgive a cheating spouse?

WEIGH IN BELOW!

TAKE OUR POLL: SHOULD ELIZABETH STAY WITH JOHN?

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Donna   June 30th, 2010 7:16 pm ET

I loved watching Larry King on television. It almost felt like an old relative was on CNN. I cannot imagine anyone replacing Larry King.....I'd like to wish Larry King the best of health and happiness
Sincerely,
Long Island Mom.


kathe   June 30th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

I think you need to follow your heart and do what ever makes you feel good. You have been thru alot and its all about you and your kids now.
bless you and the best of everything for you and your kids.


Tony Allitto   June 30th, 2010 7:41 pm ET

Yes, Elizabeth Edwards should divorce him. Of course, Hillary Clinton should have divorced Bill years ago.


Cajazz76:24:8   June 30th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards would alleviate much of her consternation over the dissolution of her marriage by going to a meat market and learn the difference between prime and stew meats. I am not finding an excuse for her wayward husband, but just plating the facts. He saw an opportunity for choice beyond his usual dish and tabled a disaster for his political career. His wife, and especially children, will pay the bill for it all. No just desserts here. They all leave with salty palates consumed by a thirst for why?

Elizabeth Edwards has learned much about political aspirations, but very little in regard to the human condition. I wish her and her children the best. I guess the $1,000 a plate dinners will be replaced by home cooking, a change the children will appreciate and find more appealing and wholesome. If their distraught dad gets over his extravagant ego and self idolizing euphoria he can still make a difference in their lives that will soften the years of emotional neglect.


Natalie Wittke   June 30th, 2010 7:52 pm ET

Actually, that is nobodys business except hers.

Natalie
Germany


steven nwabueze   June 30th, 2010 8:37 pm ET

No


PATRICIA PLACE   June 30th, 2010 8:43 pm ET

THIS IS NOT A COMMENT,IT IS A HUGE REQUEST...PLEASE ASK ELIZABETH TO CONTACT ME SO I CAN TALK TO HER PERSONALLY. I HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS FOR HER AND ONLY HER. I AM A SENIOR LADY. LARRY KING MAY RECOGNIZE MY NAME AS MRS. TED PLACE.HE AND MY HUSBAND DID A BROADCAST TOGETHER ,YEARS AGO,WHEN HE WAS IN MIAMI.....PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO HER......THANK YOU FROM MY HEART....PAT


Smith in Oregon   June 30th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

This seems like yet another walk down memory lane, and just another stop on Elizabeth Edwards bushing her husband for finding a mistress and fathering a child in hopes of a better home life.

Is this interview of any more substance than simply a continued plea for sympathy.


leticia   June 30th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Hurray for Elizabeth; she looks great! I do not excute what Rielle Hunder did, but the one to blame here is John Edwards; he violated his marriage vows. However, it it makes Elizabeth feel better by blaming Rielle...so let it be.


cindy   June 30th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

if you need a hand anytime, as an RN who understands your situation, I would help you if needed


Evi-Canada   June 30th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Elizabeth,
You look good and as beautiful as ever. Well composed ,cool calm and collected. You look great and much younger than the woman who stole your husband.. You will live for long and your ex husband should be ashamed of him self for cheating on you instead of being by your side to console you when you were having cancer challenges.

Gods love endures for ever and he will be with you everywhere you go.

Be happy and your ex wishes he can get you back. You look oh so well and glowing


Smith in Oregon   June 30th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Wow, none of BP's, Exxon's and Conco Phillips Gulf of Mexico Oil wells awarded under Bush-Cheney had a single Hurricane and Tropical Storm emergency response report filed. With Hurricanes so common in the Gulf of Mexico it is utterly condemnable for Bush-Cheney to allow Big Oil to drill for Oil in the Gulf region and not have Hurricane and Tropical Storm spill and emergency response plans filed.

What was that corrupt Big Oil connected Federal Judge thinking when he overturned President Obama's temporary moratorium on Ocean drilling in the Gulf of Mexico? Ok without Hurricane spill and emergency response plans?!


Evi-Canada   June 30th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

All men have a habit of lying to their mistresses how their marraiges are TOXIC, MESSY, NOT WORKING OUT, Nagging wives ,unhappy household enviroment and looking for a shoulder to cry on and all the Blah ! blah ! blah! blah! Oh pleeeeease!


sharon zirn   June 30th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards is trying to sell a book. I would be watching Larry King if he had another guest on tonight.


Traci   June 30th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Mrs. Edwards, thank you for your ability to gracefully bounce back from the harshness of life's setbacks. You are a role model for many who are learning to navigate the turns on life's journey.


keep standing   June 30th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Elizabeth in the end you will be still standing, I pray for you. You are a beautiful person in and out. I just love your spirit. I am going through the same thing. I have to read your book. Keep standing.


Vy   June 30th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I'm watching the interview right now and my heart goes out to Elizabeth. She seems so uncomfortable answering Larry's questions and i don't blame her. I guess I kinda of understand and know how and what she is going through. The decision to leave John Edwards is up to her, no one knows what is in her head (who are we to judge). I know that it's a difficult situation that she's going through. I hope you find peace, Elizabeth and wish your children the very best and hope that they too find peace (I know how important that is).


Lorraine   June 30th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

As a cancer survivor, I have enormous compassion for Elizabeth Edwards. However, there is no excuse for her continuing to support his husband;s candidacy for President of the United States once she found out about his affair. After her awareness and unbenownst to me, I continued to contributed a significant amount of money to the Edwards campaign and feel duped. As a result, I no longer contribute monetarily to any candidate for any office now or in the future.


Rivaldo C Ribeiro   June 30th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards is a beautiful woman. Lovely person. Strong personality. Nice person to talk. A mature, experienced woman. I loved a lot the interview.


Rand Spokane wa.   June 30th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Elizabeth you're a wonderful person best wishes to you...


Mary   June 30th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards is a very BEAUTIFUL Lady, in spirit, in Heart, and in character...truly inspirational... God Bless Her🙂


Karen Anderson   June 30th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards, may you find "peace" and focus your attention on your children, and healing your body. There are MANY WOMEN who feel your pain. Please understand that John Edwards will not be a happy man. He made a serious mistake, and now a baby has arrived...innocent, but still the product of lust. I hope you understand that John is one of MANY MEN who have deceived his wife and family. You did "nothing wrong," although this will cause you to think everything through, over and over. Trust this: The sooner you "work through" this process, the healthier you will be and your children will be because of your "acceptance" of the situation. You seem like you are an excellent mother; and I am certain you have embraced your children that much stronger due to the disaster all of this has caused. Stay strong; believe in yourself and pray for guidance...not understanding, but guidance. No understanding will come. I was married to a professional man; I was deceived and I know your pain, except there was no child created due to the deception. P-l-e-a-s-e seek, and remain, in professional counseling to continue with the strength you seem to possess. I am certain there are times when you cry your eyes out to this day, but you must understand....you are viewed as the "innocent," yet strong, beautiful and courageous woman by the majority. We all know...beauty is within (and you are a beautiful woman). I have been through more lies and deceit than you can imagine (by a professional man who possessed a Master's Degree). He basically "ruined" the wonderful life he had created. He was happy for a season, and it all came crashing down. This is exactly what will happen to John, unfortunately. He will not live "happily ever after" as his &^#! might believe. Wives can be great actresses when they have to be, so smile, be the lovely and kind person you are, and TRUST ME...THE DAY WILL COME WHEN John's #$%! WILL ASK FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS! It will happen. Trust that God can work a miracle; and that includes healing your body. God bless YOU and your beautiful children. I have written a book about my life, but have not copyrighted or looked for a publisher. I think you could do women a great service by helping others learn “how to publish their own writings into books. You did the right thing by writing this book. Your children will “understand” the reason you had to write, just as I had to write about my personal experiences. This journey will be ongoing; some days you will be strong, other times you will take two steps backward. You may “live for a long time,” regardless of what the doctors say. Speak affirmations about your health and future with your children. You are going through a test and serious trial; keep moving forward. Speak victory over your life and PLAN TO BE THERE WITH YOUR CHILDREN IN 10 YEARS. God Bless You! Karen


Linda in Arizona   June 30th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Elizabeth, you were married to a narcissistic, egotistical, selfish liar. Were you completely unaware of this fact before the "liason" came to light?


Betsy Smith   June 30th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

It's interesting that Elizabeth won't allow Rielle Hunter's name to be spoken on the show but will speak her husband's name over and over. HE is the one that betrayed her.


Renee   June 30th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

No parent should ever have to worry about dying when their kids are so young. I hope Elizabeth and her children get the 8 years and many more.


denise   June 30th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

She looks good. I hope she has a chance to have a life before the cancer strikes. Divorce John and call it a day. She comes across so gullible at times. Yet, I sense that she can be a real B if the needs be. Truthfully, I am tired of hearing about the whole Edwards affair, etc.


sue faucher   June 30th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Dear Mrs. Edwards. please see Dr. Oz to help you his show on 5-11-10 had a show on MIRACLE PILL THAT CAN CURE CANCER. God was here 5 millions years ago and now it's up to us to take care of ourself . I wish you the best of luck


Karen Anderson   June 30th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

I wrote to you already....I just wanted to add that there were "many people" deceived by John Edwards. I would have voted for him; I now realize how "fooled" we all were. I guess what bothered me "most" in hearing the Andrews' speak, was that there was "a lot of money" spent on _____ to keep her silent during John's campaign. Oh, I was so angry (at the Andrews family, as well). They were just as guilty in my opinion...they knew what they were doing and were cashing in on the fame and lifestyle this problem provided them. Again, take care and God bless you and your family. Karen


Chaney, La.   June 30th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Elizabeth Edwards is an inspirational person, she is a great interview. I love the fact that she is not intersted in talking about the other woman, this book is about her journey......


Helena Forbes   June 30th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

What an amazing and strong woman: Elizabeth Edwards. I admire her and so hope she keeps on doing good.


Barb   June 30th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Great interview Larry. Stay strong Elizabeth...you look amazing and the more you embrace your life and moving forward the better.

Don't mean to be a jerk here Denise...however if you're tired of hearing about Edwards...why not turn the channel??


Gordon Selfridge   June 30th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Elizabeth (I took the liberty of using your first name since we are the
same age). Lady, you are a true class act. With a mom with your depth, the kids can't go wrong. Perhaps the wrong Edwards ran for the nomination. I'd vote for you, even though I am Canadian.
Live a long and healthy, happy life.
Regards


elizabeth edwards   June 30th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

No she should not divorce John Edwards., let him deal with it once she passes away, let her lawyer stall it..

Im sure she has priorities and it sure is not HIM

She has to focus on her and her children, and those who love


joanne   June 30th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

yes elizabeth should divorce john he not the man she married


Cathy Morriss   June 30th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Bravo, Elizabeth Edwards!

I have the utmost respect for you and I hope your husband realizes the price he's paid for his indiscretions.

It amazes me how men can think they're the superior sex when all it takes is the guiles of a woman to bring them down.


tim martin   June 30th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

What an inspiration! I'm so fortunate to have seen this interview. Seriously, there are many reasons to be cynical but Elizabeth has without question, not only risen above this, but is a worthy role model.

Larry, you did well! Thank you!


Billie   June 30th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Yes. I think that she is very moral person and that is she is not divorced that she won't feel right if someone did want to be with her for however much time she has. I don't think John will be there for her so she deserves to feel free if someone should come into her life and cares about her. She has had enough pain in her life.
I hope she lives a long, long life!


jerry   June 30th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

CNN,

I love Larry King and hate to see him leave.........AND........I will quit watching all together if you give the show to Joy Behar........I don't like her nightly venom.

Larry's show had a lot of class........don't ruin it.

Jerry


Jessica   June 30th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Even though the choice of what she does with her husband is their business, i personally believe that she should divorce him after everything he has put her through.

Elizabeth Edwards you have gone through so much in the past few years and i hope everything gets better for you in the future because you are someone who deserves it.


Marin   June 30th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Elizabeth,
Find love with a loving man & live life with all your heart. John Edwards betrayed you – he betrayed your entire family and our country. Someone will hold you in his arms and you won't have to be alone at this time in your life. Believe in love and don't stop. Love will come your way ... Believe! God will be good to you and your beautiful children


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

If it is true that John (the real John) is sincere in his politics, in wanting to help the underdog, I hope he gets back in politics. All his political woes seem to be based on a falling into temptation, then a failed attempt to salvage things. I care far less about people's personal life than what they will actually do if elected. Of course these things can be public distractions, and we would have to be assured that such blatant instances of misconduct would not publicly serface again. If faithfulness was required to be an able leader,many of our most esteemed presidents including Jefferson, Lincoln, Kennedy, Eisenhouer,Clinton, and others would not have served. Best wishes to the entire Edwards family.


Susan Marie Cibelli   June 30th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

The question should Elizabeth divorce John is can only be answered by who knows? In the perfect world, John would get over himself and Elizabeth would find the grace to forgive him and they would live happily ever after with their children. In the long run it would also be the easiest option. Divorce sucks when you really believe in marriage!


Donna   June 30th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

I feel very sorry for Elizabeth's children, and I'm sure this has been hard for her. I don't think she should keep going on television talking about this. She needs to put this in her past and get on with her life. If she is fighting for her life and raising kids, why keep coming to the public with all the details and he said–she said's. I'm so sick of hearing about all the Edwards problems, she needs to go away and be with her kids.


janet eskridge   June 30th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Yes, I think that Elizabeth Edwards should divorce john.She is a class act and needs all the support that she can get,while dealing with her cancer.Her so called husband HAS NOT DONE ONE THING to show HER SUPPORT.May God bless Elizabeth.She is in my thoughts and prayers.I,too am a breast cancer survior.


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Hi friend, you dished up some food for thought. A veritable cornucopia of gastronomic tidbits.


carmen   June 30th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

I don't believe that anything can top the story about Larry Kings early days in radio when a lady called and said that she really liked his voice and he should come over to her house. He did just that after putting the tunes he way playing on automatic. However, at just about the time of the big moment on her couch, they heard the same notes playing over and over. The machine had stuck and was not playing automatic. I don't know if he received a speeding ticket on the way back to the radio station but I'm sure he was paying close attention to more than just the radio. Good Luck on your retirement and watch those couches.


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:19 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon...True, Bush/Cheny administration was a classic example of wolves guarding the hen house. And the Republicans are still unapolgetically supporting big oil , right or wrong, in the face of the biggest ecological disaster of the 21st century.


Cajazz76:24:8   June 30th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

@Sue Faucher

June 30th, 2010 9:55 pm ET
Dear Mrs. Edwards. please see Dr. Oz to help you his show on 5-11-10 had a show on MIRACLE PILL THAT CAN CURE CANCER. God was here 5 millions years ago and now it's up to us to take care of ourself . I wish you the best of luck

Your God left 5 million years ago and put you in charge of healing? Be careful, Elizabeth may "SUE" from the frail advice you have given her. I could find it insulting and weak, but I won't SUE. It's just contrived and very misleading for a person with one of 'your God' given diseases to find consoling or usable.


Peggy   June 30th, 2010 10:23 pm ET

I cannot tell you how much I appreciated Elizabeth's interview tonight. I too was in a long term relationship with a lying John. She gave me so many gifts. She is a wise and strong person. I am there now, but it took a long time. You can love those men with all your heart, but knowing they are not worthy of that love is another thing! I shall keep you in my prayers Elizabeth – you are so special.


Cajazz76:24:8   June 30th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

@jack

It is rather obvious I have a neglected palate. A few more months and I will find my way to every steakhouse, barbecue, and houses of chew-able cuisine this state has to offer, just to exhaust more chews than a Chinese phone-book.


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

John Edwards made a series of mistakes, each a result of the first one. He has apologized repeatedly, and desires to stay with his family. How much longer are people going to drag him through the mud, and act like he has committed some monstrous act? If everyone forgives him , and gives him another chance the better for all concerned. The book was probaly cathartic and will make some bucks. Would that all of us could get paid for writing a book about our personal woes.


Peggy   June 30th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

I think she should do what ever is best for her. She has suffered so much. I trust she will do what she she needs to do for her. That's a good thing. And I wish her only the best and will continue to pray for her.


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...The buffet places better close down if they see you coming. lol


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Bone appetite


Marilyn   June 30th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

There is nothing sexy about a half naked woman posing with dolls and puppets .... its actually weird. I can't understand why John Edwards would allow himselt to risk so much for so little.


jack   June 30th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

True , Elizabeth has suffered greatly, and we feel sorry for her. None of us know what private sufferings she has endured. But, everyone , to some extent or other, has a personal cross to bear, including the husband, dear John.


Jeniffer----texas   June 30th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

I am praying that precous Elizabeth can live 8 more years or longer. She and her kids don't deserve what is happening to them. Maybe John will realize someday that the trashy tramp was not worth what he lost.


New York Lady   June 30th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

Yes, I think she should leave him. Not only was he unfaithful, but he continued to lie to her. He can not be trusted. And, yes, it was HIS betrayal to her as he made the vow. BUT, Rielle knew who he was - and that he was married - when she first set her sleezy eyes on him. When you know someone is married, all bets should be off, but she went ahead with sleeping with him anyway.

Rielle is a disgusting piece of work. I feel bad for Elizabeth and her children. My heart also goes out to Rielle's little girl, who has a wacko for a mom. Rielle's interview on Oprah showcased how pathetic she is - and desperate for any type of attention. Those GQ photos show what a tramp she is - who in their right mind would pose half naked on their kids' bed with their stuffed animals surrounding them??? Disgusting!

Elizabeth – you have many people rooting for you and your children. I wish you continued peace and good health!


jack   June 30th, 2010 11:01 pm ET

@Marilyn...Not to you , perhaps. lol


Lori in Massachusetts   July 1st, 2010 12:00 am ET

Great interview Larry.

To Elizabeth, I have nothing but respect for you, such grace under fire. I'm so glad you have found the strength to move on with your life.

Best wishes & prayers for you & your children.


kim   July 1st, 2010 12:30 am ET

screw John. FDR had affairs too, and look what happened to him! He became disabled and Eleanor ended up running the country. Elizabeth, you didn't deserve the affair sick or not.
You are admired, and John will fall.


Elizabeth in Toronto   July 1st, 2010 12:32 am ET

What a beautiful, smart, articulate woman! To be betrayed on so many levels - and yet your face still shines with such a light and a joy. Live your life your way, on your own terms and cast out the negative influences. I wish you a long and dignified life! The world loves you.


Melissa Bennett   July 1st, 2010 12:33 am ET

Elizabeth,

You are loved by many. John does not deserve you. Someday he will pay for the pain he inflicted. His day will come.

I am one who refuses to read the bad things written about others. I have never spent a dime on that garbage, so just remember that some of us just choose to listen to your views and that is all that matters. Obviously the other lady could not get a man of her own and needed to TRAP another lady's husband. She is the true loser. I pity the child who has to be raised and learn from that kind of person.

We love you and we love Larry for having you on his program.

We will miss Larry.


Erica   July 1st, 2010 12:34 am ET

I'm currently looking at Mrs Elizabeth Edwards (ALL CLASS) That woman can never fill her shoes or even be quarter the woman she is in this lifetime or the next. It is just a matter of time before "Johnny" gets tired of her spaced out butt and give her the heave ho. The unfortunate casualty will be the baby, but them's the breaks when you sleep with peoples husbands and break up their marriages.Elizabeth you are in my prayers,keep the faith and be abundantly blessed.


Nancy   July 1st, 2010 12:42 am ET

God ,Please give Elizabeth the eight (8) Years she need's to rest in peace.......AMEN.....


carolee   July 1st, 2010 12:50 am ET

Elizabeth, you are a class act. I admire you for not wanting to be a bitter hateful person and working thru all of the "stuff" you have. Please keep the faith and know that you are in my prayers. The decision to divorce is one that only you can make. Although I do think you should get a legal seperation to protect you and your children.


Rita   July 1st, 2010 12:55 am ET

I would love to hug Elizabeth. She speaks of her husband too highly. I'm the sister of a woman who's husband was just like Elizabeth's, only not in the public eye. Their disease makes them stronger than any one can imagine. I have to give them such praise on the family they have raised, and let their husbands realize, they are NOT the one with the cancer. I'm sorry get over it. We deal with things in different ways, but I'd take them over any of you. I love the strength they have,


Steve   July 1st, 2010 12:55 am ET

Elizabeth Edwards go see a Naturopathic Doctor to heal you cancer Naturally.... Google it and find one close to you : )


PB   July 1st, 2010 12:56 am ET

Elizabeth,
I think you're happy to be a free bird. Yea! Now wherever you go, you can be free to go with the flow! Deep breath...Ahh...love that fresh air.

b


Barb Mc   July 1st, 2010 12:58 am ET

I just love Elizabeth. She's a great lady, WITH GUTS! I really respect her for just keep on soldierin' on. Thank you! Great inspiration.

To Elizabeth: re: the divorce: If you knew you were going to live 10 or 20 more years (and you might!) what would you do then?

Don't keep him around to "help". How's he doing so far on that score?

Remember that you can get real help from others. Ask some of us, and pay the rest!


Paula Jan from Louisiana   July 1st, 2010 12:58 am ET

Elizabeth, thank you so much for opening your heart to us all. The true story of your life touched me deeply. Four years ago I ended an abusive 33 year marriage to my high school sweetheart. The love of and for my grown children helped me to make the break. They are now able to see me as the strong and independent woman that I was meant to be. That's how I see you. You are an amazing woman. You are brave, smart, and beautiful. I know your children are very proud of you. And so am I. I feel we both look at each moment of life as a gift. My love and prayers to you and your family. God bless you and thank you...

a friend


CJ   July 1st, 2010 1:14 am ET

I don't think I've ever seen Elizabeth more beautiful and at peace. Wishing and praying for the very best to her and her children. I would describe John's actions as self-absorbed, uncaring, ungrateful, and brain-dead.


Rose   July 1st, 2010 1:16 am ET

The marriage vows ended when the impregnated another woman. Yes, she should divorce him, there is nothing left to salvage.


jack   July 1st, 2010 1:16 am ET

Elizabeth, hope you have complete healing. It would be great if your family can find a lot of happiness and can stay together.

Larry, hope you the best in your semi retirement. I am not sure they can find anyone who can take your place as an interviewer in your time slot on CNN. That attests to the great ability that you have in being both a great interviewer and a natural ,companionable person.


Quincey G   July 1st, 2010 1:20 am ET

Elizabeth is all class. She chose to forgive John's discretion because she believed he had a lot to offer the country if he were to be elected president. How many women have had their husbands cheat? I'm not excusing John's behavior. Infidelity does not always lead to divorce. Many couples choose to stay together and work out their problems. It is not for us to judge. She has enough on her plate at this time, so why worry about divorce at all. She is comfortable financially and has a loving family beside her. I won't vilify Rielle Hunter either. What exactly did John tell her? I know she justified her relationship with John because she doesn't see herself as having played any part in the breakdownof his marriage. According to John there were problems. I still think she is equally to blame because she knew he was married, but that doesn't make her an evil person. Many think of her this way. Bottom line is we're all human. We all make mistakes and no one is perfect.


Janet Cameron   July 1st, 2010 1:23 am ET

Elizabeth Edwards should just get on with her life. Get the past behind her. She is ill. Elizabeth needs to rebuild her life with her children and go forward. Bringing up past hurts and disfunctional realtionships does not provide healthy behavioral role models for her children. Bury the past and get on with .life.


Laurie   July 1st, 2010 1:29 am ET

I can't believe how many people are so supportive of Elizabeth Edwards at the same time talking about how John lied to the country while running for President. People – Elizabeth was right there with him trying to pull the wool over our eyes!! So, yes, he's a cheating, lieing jerk – already figured that. But I lost all respect for Elizabeth after finding out she tried to keep it all quiet while allowing her husband to run for President of the United States. I'm a breast cancer survivor and I feel terrible for the health issues she has and is going through. But it's no excuse for the scam they tried to pull....


mcmargie   July 1st, 2010 1:40 am ET

Love, love, love Elizabeth. She is a survivor, smart, pretty, a great mother, and one wonderfully compassionate and strong lady, emphasis on lady. I admire her and wish her only the best. Whatever Elizabeth wants to do with her marriage is best for her. She knows what she needs to do for her family and her own sanity. My thoughts…The road of life has many turns but God gives good directions.


Mel   July 1st, 2010 2:34 am ET

I don't think Elizabeth wants our opinion but I think she should divorce him and ask for a huge settlement. The money is not for her use of course but for her kids, Kate and the two little ones to protect them from the gold digger Rielle Hunter waiting in the background like a vulture. I don't need to tell you that Ms Rielle will be a stepmom from Hell. Please protect your kids including Kate who is still too young and inexperienced.

Dear Elizabeth, We love you. I was going to vote for John Edwards because of you. You should have been the candidate, not him. Please stop being too kind to this man who has shocked us and subjected you to incredible amount of pain at such a terrible time. It did not help you healing the cancer while having to hear about a pregnant mistress. Spend your precious time with your kids and loved ones and not with John Edwards.


gigigood   July 1st, 2010 4:33 am ET

Larry, how can you outsource your job? Shouldn't you be giving other Americans a job?


Anne Melbourne Australia   July 1st, 2010 6:17 am ET

Elizabeth.....WOW.........what a lady!
It was wonderful listening to her speak with such openness and candor.
She has really been put through the ringer and come out the other side sparkling. The heaviness has been lifted from her shoulders and she looks like she feels much lighter and much more herself.......... And she doesn't look 60....much younger .

As a woman over 50, and a cancer survivor going thru a bit of a hard time at the moment; I actually felt buoyed listening to Elizabeth.

Thankyou

Great interview Larry


OhioPatti   July 1st, 2010 7:49 am ET

Elizabeth Edwards is far more gracious a woman than I could ever be, under the circumstances she has recently experienced with her battling cancer and lieing, weak, egocentric, unfaithful husband. You are an inspiriation to me Elizabeth, should I ever come across someone like John. Your spiritual and inner strength of character, far exceeds his integrity and strength of character. He may one day have his "trophy wife", but it is what he deserves, trust me. He has his own life now, as you said, and God will bless you and your children tenfold for what you all endured as he focused on himself. God bless you and the kids, and may you live your life gusto and spirit. As for John, trophy's fall off the shelf and break. It's ok to turn a deaf ear when it happens, Elizabeth.


Ted   July 1st, 2010 8:40 am ET

Elisabeth, I feel for you and would pray for you, however there is noone whom I could send my prayers!!

I hope Larry helped to sell a lot of your books so you can efford a good meal once a while.
Or you can look for another sugar daddy.


susan   July 1st, 2010 8:59 am ET

Elizabeth may not believe in divorce and John is the father of her children; so she'll never be rid of him. And he'll never be rid of Rielle because they have a child together. That may well be part of his punishment. What were you thinking John??? Oh I forgot – you were thinking with your --. You might have at least picked someone sane instead of that skanky ho. I pray you live a long life Elizabeth; you're children have a very brave, generous and loving mother but their father is another story.


rosegarden   July 1st, 2010 10:46 am ET

Elizabeth & john met each other at the first college day, ever since they grew, married, and built their career & family together. A lot of sweet & bitter memories they went through in their life, it's really broke her heart to find her infidelity husband broke the vow when she needed her the most.

Whatever decision you make, Elizabeth, I wish you the best.


Amex   July 1st, 2010 11:43 am ET

Laurie, Sounds like you are fool enough to believe the Young's story. Just because you read that scenario does not make it true. She knew of a one night stand, hardly a deal breaker in a 30+ year marriage. Either you are very young, or just naive.

God bless Elizabeth. She has weathered this storm with incredible grace and, I pray, resilience for a long long time.


WhatTheHeck!!!   July 2nd, 2010 10:21 am ET

I'd like to know why my comments were removed!


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 3rd, 2010 8:56 am ET

Yes, he let her down at a time she needed him most.

She sounds too good for him and he doesn't deserve her. It will be her decision in the end.

I hope she and her children find peace and happiness and all the best for her health and the future.


Joseph   July 4th, 2010 5:18 pm ET

Yes definitely divorce is the only answer and in the meantime sue him for every penny he's got. He can never correct the damage he has done to this wonderful lady. The only consolation is if he loses his hair and become bald like the rest of us. He will then be saving the $400.00 on each haircut which he can then donate to charity.


CarLee   July 4th, 2010 7:31 pm ET

John, Elizabeth, and Rielle continue to confirm Andrew & Cheri Young were telling the truth.

Very sad situation.


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   July 4th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Happy Independence Day everyone.
Have a good 4th of July.
May God bless America. Cheers.


Julie   July 4th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

elizabeth just said obama should get angry/show his angry... how ironic.


Debra   July 4th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

As someone whose husband has just gone through kidney cancer, I find Elizabeth Edwards very inspirational and educational. Also, as a Christian woman myself, I respect the way she has handled her husband's infidelity–without the malice one would expect. She is a positive role model for the rest of us on many different levels.


Florence   July 4th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

May the Healing Hand of Love be upon Elizabeth.

She did the right thing in not trashing her husband. No matter who does what in a marriage, at the time of separation or divorce, one should never, never compound the hurt for the children by saying anything negative about the other parent in front of children (or in this case publicly, which will get back to the children.) It's hard to do but pays off in the end. Children eventually sort out the truth on their own,

Hats off to Elizabeth for putting her children first when presumably feeling a myriad of emotions.

It's a tough life...and Elizabeth knows that well.


James   July 5th, 2010 1:02 am ET

I agree with Kathe...she should follow her heart.

Whatever happens, may her children be blessed.


Karen   July 5th, 2010 1:09 am ET

No offense to Ms. Edwards, but do we need another hour and apparently a new book about her personal struggle/resilience with her husband's affair.


Florence   July 5th, 2010 1:25 am ET

No offense to Karen...but, yes, we do. Don't read it or watch it if you are tired of her. The woman is terminally ill; can she not do what she wants to do at this time in her life? If not now, when?

Also, this is the first time I have heard her speak about her troubles. I'm sure there are others like me who found her extremely interesting and pleasant to watch.


Linda   July 5th, 2010 1:38 am ET

Watched the show tonight; in awe of Elizabeth's stamina and grace,

Happy Independence Day, Elizabeth. Godspeed.

May we all live well as you are each and every day.


Theresa   July 6th, 2010 7:43 am ET

When I heard Elizabeth Edwards was going to start to do the interview circuit again...I thought not again we've heard it all before. I was very surprised at the quality of the interviews. I am very impressed with this woman. She certainly has had more than hershare of trauma in her life. She certainly can hold her head high. For her & her children's sake ...I wish her many years of health so, she can be with her children & watch them grow to adulthood. There was no self pity...she just wants to go forward. I admire anyone who has had to deal with so much adversity....I wish Elizabeth Edwards & her children only good fortune in the days to come!


STEVE   July 6th, 2010 4:29 pm ET

YOUNG UNMARRIED WOMEN..PLS. LEAVE MARRIED MEN ALONE..THEY HAVE WIVES, CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN..THEY WILL NOT LEAVE THEIR FAMILIES..THEY DO NOT WANT A SCANDAL..& THEY MAY DIE FROM ALL THE STRESSES YOU HAVE PLACED ON THEM TO LEAVE THEIR DEAR ONES...FIND SOME SINGLE MEN ....


pat   August 11th, 2010 8:39 pm ET

let's not forget that Elizabeth Edwards knew about his affair before running for President. She actually stood in front of us and lied – no sympathy here.


harper   August 11th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Elizabeth needs to touch reality, being a southern woman we must live in reality. Her husband had an affair and a child; it is a part of her life and story. More important his new child with another woman will be a part of Elizabeth's children’s life after her rest with God. He should focus on building the brides for her and John's children while she is a live and make easy for all the children.

Men who cheat on their wife still love them. They just need something more than they are getting at home. Remember they are men…


Elspeth   August 11th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

I believe that Elisabeth is the stronger spouse, and she should have aspired to be a presidential candidate not her husband!
She i believe was his navigator and it eventually dissipated.
He turns to a woman so different from Elisabeth, i believe there lives began on different paths, from then on.
I am not in Elisabeths shoes, but don't be resentful, or why did this happen?
Life is full of ups and downs, trials and tribulations. You Elisabeth are the achiever, I can only marvel at what you have been through and are still going through. God gave you strength, and perseverence.
You will make it, you are very tough mentally. God be with you and your children. Take care of yourself, you deserve to do so.


Sharon   August 12th, 2010 12:53 am ET

I have been so inspired by the courage and grace that Elizabeth Edwards has shown through so many levels of hurt and pain. I will certainly pray for her to be able to live at least 8 years and even more. Your children are certainly blessed to have a mother so beautiful inside and out.


Debby B   August 12th, 2010 2:54 am ET

This divorce question is idiotic ... none of my business!
Ms. Elizabeth Edwards KUDOS to you. You have risen above it all have managed to stay true to you and your own (your children). I applaud you! A true inspiration to everyone! I agree with you on many points and above all you had every right to place a limit! Bless you and Good Luck! PS I agree ... wish you had run for President!


Marcus   August 12th, 2010 5:40 am ET

Please make a new interview with Jaques Fresco!!!


Linda   August 12th, 2010 7:11 am ET

I have such admiration and respect for Elizabeth....she had endured so much pain and hurt during her marriage/health.

jJohn Edwards is untrustworthy, liers, coniving, and furthermore HEARTLESS. Elizabeth, you are too good of a woman to tolerate somebody like John. You deserve to be happy and live your life to the fullest. John is the one will have to live with his guilty conscious and hope he rots in hell.


Marry   August 12th, 2010 8:12 am ET

I can not quite see why this is such an “interesting” story! Why do people have the need to spill all their thoughts and motivations to stay in the lime light? And others love watching it like a train crash? The partner chosen often turns out to be less than ideal. But does everyone really have to know the details of private lives and bad choices? Live is unpredictable and it brings up hurdles for everyone in all shapes and forms and most of the time in much worse conditions (like being dumped by health insurance when you most need it – a situation Mrs. Edwards, thankfully does not face). What does Mrs. Edwards want? I guess, free advertising to sell her book.


kathleen,DuPage counrty IL   August 12th, 2010 2:26 pm ET

Too many guys who run for office in either senate or president or governer have cheated on their wife,these guys are just as bad as the Hollywood actors &singers. this proves even more that men think more with their balls then their brain when it comes to sex,and skip the love part, and go by their hormons instead of their heart, to get some action from a lady who is not their wife or girlfriend.


CHM   August 12th, 2010 5:52 pm ET

I have no problem with CNN replacing Larry with Piers Morgan. I think given the forums in which people are accustomed to seeing Piers, they are underestimating him. He's a very good and accomplished journalist and many will be surprised at his knowledge level. He's an excellent choice.


virginia   August 12th, 2010 6:17 pm ET

I think Elizabeth Edwards will be remembered in many ways like Jackie Kennedy - an intelligent, incredibly articulate woman, a devoted loving mother, an excellent citizen and a role model for others on how to conduct oneself with class and dignity. I salute her courage, dignity, compassion and integrity in the midst of great heartbreak. I wish her the best and hope she has far more than eight more years on this earth. God bless you and your children, Elizabeth!


GoodGrief   August 13th, 2010 4:05 am ET

God Bless Elizabeth Edwards for finally kicking those 2 FOOLS to the curb.

Keep God in your heart as you enjoy your children, family and friends as you heal from those 2 selfish, self centered, self absorbed FOOLS.

God's grace heals all wounds ...
and,
God's wrath wounds all heels.


JLG   August 13th, 2010 4:13 am ET

Elizabeth, we hear you! Move on lady life is short.


Heidi   August 13th, 2010 10:05 am ET

This interview couldn't have come at a better time as I was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago. I look forward to reading her book Resilience. Larry King we will miss you.


Gerald Jolly   August 14th, 2010 12:32 pm ET

I guess we will be hearing about Elizabeth Edwards WHOES until she dies.

SAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!


s. spivey   August 17th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

well,,, who cares, get over it and move on.


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