Friday, October 02, 2009

Elizabeth Edwards Going To File For Divorce - Maybe

The National Enquirer says that Elizabeth Edwards is about to file for divorce from John Edwards. Well, actually they said that Elizabeth Edwards is planning on filing for divorce. I am planning on winning the lottery but it hasn't happened yet. If it does though I will be on here all day. The Enquirer says that previously Elizabeth has said she would never file for divorce but that the revelations in the upcoming book by John's former assistant have made her change her mind.

I think she should have divorced him a long, long time ago. There is a special place in hell for people who cheat on their wives while their wives are fighting a life threatening cancer.

"Elizabeth had always sworn she wouldn't divorce John. But every person has a breaking point, and Elizabeth's friends believe she's reached hers. Elizabeth made it clear to John that she will take him for everything he's got. She will divorce him and claim their $53 million fortune. Elizabeth knows every dirty little secret in her husband's political past. She's been his confidant for years, and she's always kept quiet. But now she's prepared to reveal all his secrets in open court."

I don't know if this is true or not but it would be one sensational divorce.


Carrie L. said...

While I've been fortunate enough to not have life-threatening health struggles, I've had some that were pretty darn close and lasted more years than I can count. It's difficult enough to deal with what your body, mind and soul are going through when your health is suffering, and to get through the difficult times you need to surround yourself with good, loving people who care about you. When I think about what Elizabeth has been put through because of her pathetic husband it just makes me sick. I think it would do her a world of good to dump the dead weight and enjoy life with those who bring her joy, not more pain.

bella said...

Good for her if she does.

Nosey Parker said...

ITA with what Carrie L said...

"When I think about what Elizabeth has been put through because of her pathetic husband it just makes me sick. I think it would do her a world of good to dump the dead weight and enjoy life with those who bring her joy, not more pain."

GladysKravitz said...

Go get him, Tiger. Go down fighting, girl. We're all behind you.

Anonymous said...

She should have kicked his nasty ass out of the door since the story broke out the first time.

Dianne P said...

Yeah. If I were her I'd take the money, get custody of the kids, and spend the rest of my days on a Greek island.

What she is going through can't be good for her immune system. What an energy-drain it must be to have to look at that fucker's face every day.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I would love, love, love to read that tell all! Scaaandalous!

sunnyside1213 said...

She has handled this with amazing grace. I hope he ends up destitute in a ditch.

Scooby Dubious said...

Unfortunately, the timeline indicates that Elizabeth knew about the affair well before it was made public, knew that its disclosure would sink her husband's prez. aspirations, and yet publicly stood by him for a chance at the big prize.

Now that that's all gone to shit, she's the object of universal sympathy? Why?

And other than the supposed financial aspect, why is her divorce of him seen as such a victory for Elizabeth, when he was so obviously planning to replace her?

Enquiring minds want to know, LOL.

ardleighstreet said...

Part of me would LOVE Elizabeth to be like that lady who drove over her ex a few times.

Put it in DRIVE Vroom- bump bump. Put it in reverse and drive again until John is an oily slime puddle in the road.

figgy said...

@Ardleigh, lol!

John broke the hearts of a LOT of us who thought he was a genuine good guy and had a great future in the Democratic party.

But I was sickened by that affair. AND, he was too fucking stupid to wear a condom? AAAAAAND then he denies that he's the father!?! Calling Morie, that's some really classy shit there John.

Dump his ass Elizabeth, and may you live long and prosper.

lanasyogamama said...

I read in Kneepads that the reason she hadn't wanted to divorce him was because she knows she will die eventually, and she didn't want the father of her kids vilified. :(

Anonymous said...

@Scooby: people feel bad for her because she's DYING of incurable cancer. If she weren't suffering and soon to leave her 2 young children (and older daughter), people would be less sympathetic. Of course she played the dutiful spouse on the campaign trail; she shared her husband's ambition for the presidency.

I don't think she should divorce him and take half. What good is money to her when she's literally going to die in the next 12-18 months, if she's got that long? I believe that *HE* should be a man and leave the home so she and the kids have as few disruptions as possible in their lives. He will live with a public shame and guilt for the rest of his life that is unimaginable. Just wait until ALL of his kids are old enough to google him. He's in a hell of his own making and he deserves no better.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of skeptical about this one. I think she's stuck.
While I would love for her to dump him, I am assuming (and obviously, if I'm wrong, have at it) that she's on his insurance. If she divorces him, then what? She wouldn't be able to get a new provider in her medical condition, I don't think. Friggin' sad.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

I've been offering moral support to a dear friend who's been going through the dissolution of a 20+ year marriage (her scumball soon-to-be ex is having an affair w/his 1st cousin & they're trying to have a baby, God help us all...), and while obviously her situation is nowhere near as bad as Elizabeth's (she's healthy, if run down badly from the strain, and they don't have any kids), it's a lot harder to decide to walk away that it would seem to outsiders. When you've invested so much in person/relationship/home/etc. and have so much history together, and you still remember that there were good times at one point, it's damn hard to leave all of that behind for an unknown future. What happened w/my friend, though, and what's probably happened w/Elizabeth if the rumors are true, is that the more she learned about what was going on/had gone on, the more it wore her down, until it finally just crushed the last of the love right out of her. (Also, Elizabeth does have those two young children, and she was probably hoping to disrupt their lives as little as possible while she's still old are the kids now? Are they old enough to know what's been going on? That could have something to do w/such a decision...)

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Elizabeth and my friend both, that they come through this as well as friend will probably be better off in the end, but I don't know about Elizabeth. :-(

Cupcakewalker said...

Scooby Dubious, your characterization of the timeline is not correct. In her "Oprah" interview, Elizabeth Edwards said that John Edwards told her of the affair two days after he held his press conference and publicly declared his intentions to run in 2008. He told Elizabeth he'd had a one-night stand, not a long-term liaison. Elizabeth asked that he withdraw from the race immediately, and he refused on the grounds that it would seem suspicious to enter and then exit the race in a two-day span. She was in treatment at the time, so he clearly planned this out and boxed her in to force her to stay by his side. It's gruesomely cruel and manipulative behavior, and nothing that's emerged since has contradicted this point.

What's unfortunate about the timeline is that Edwards trapped his critically ill wife in a no-exit situation. It's unfair and inaccurate to tar her with the same brush.

uofazwildkitty said...


I respectfully disagree with your statement that EE was in a "no-exit situation".

Character always prevails, or in this case, the lack thereof.

elspeth said...

With respect to John and Elizabeth Edwards, this mess may be a karmic result. It IS a tragedy for the entire family with no good solution in sight. JE is looked upon as the devil incarnate in certain legal circles, and EE as his confidant, has "unclean hands" to a certain degree. The children will lose their mother; you can make up your own mind as to their father's character.

Merlin D. Bear said...

As I see it the only problem with it is that she's Southern.
Ya'll just don't understand the Southern mentality - especially Old Southern mentality.
When the divorce occurs, it's going to be done quietly, most likely with a NDA attached.
And yes, she's going to take him for every thing she can... and he'll surrender it.
Just to get that NDA.
(Non disclosure agreement)
Because I can assure you there more than likely some bodies buried, pictures taken or skeletons in the closet that she knows about he doesn't want aired.
And in Southern society, we don't air the dirty laundry in the tabloids, it's done in back rooms, privately.
You gotta wait for a little while before you hit the talk shows.
Decorum, y'know.

Linnea said...

Anyone else looking forward to Youngs book? It seems like some things will be cleared up there. Maybe.

Scooby Dubious said...


Thanks for clarification; I didn't see the Oprah interview (TV-free for many years now), but my (apparently incorrect) understanding had been that EE knew about the affair in advance of her husband's candidacy, but maintained the secrecy because of his assurance that the affair was an isolated, insignificant incident.

If he really did box her in a corner with his duplicity, then why didn't she leave him IMMEDIATELY? The timing matters, of course, because it is being alleged that JE used campaign donations to fund his baby-mama's expenses, and those of the aide (Young) who took the fall for the affair.

I always believed that the best thing about JE (maybe the only redeeming factor) was his wife Elizabeth. I couldn't presume to know what impact her cancer treatment has had on her part in all this, but I am more than willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

That said, her playing coy about whether the baby is her husband's is IMHO far beneath the level of her considerable intelligence, illness notwithstanding.

Siemens said...

If it weren't for the young kids involved, I'd have to wager a guess that Elizabeth is staying married out of sheer cussedness.


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