John Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth Edwards has had a rough road in the past couple of years. But she’s looking towards the future, and says she wants to “reclaim” herself in the same way Sandra Bullock did.
Edwards officially separated from John Edwards this past January after over 30 years of marriage—he also admitted to fathering a baby girl with his mistress Rielle Hunter.
In addition to their marriage falling apart, Elizabeth has been battling breast cancer since 2004. But despite the negative in her life, Edwards is trying to stay positive. "I think about Sandra Bullock -- who I don't know at all -- what an incredible year she's had," Edwards told Matt Lauer on the Today show. "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," Edwards continued. "That's not who she is...I assume she wants to reclaim who she is in the same way I want to reclaim who I am."
Elizabeth may be disgusted with what her husband John did to her, but she surprisingly still sees good in him. She said, "I think I did marry a marvelous man...he changed over time. He's no longer the person who I married. I still admire an enormous number of things about him."
Elizabeth said she finds strength by thinking about the future of her two children. "I don't let my head go that place...I want to live at a normal cadence with my children,” she added.
This poor woman! She’s been through so much, yet still finds a way to keep her head up, especially for the benefit of her children (Emma, 12 and Jack 10). We hope she does find the strength, like Sandra did, and beats cancer and comes out on top!