John Edwards Says Separation 'Extraordinarily Sad'

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards says separation from his wife is an “extraordinarily sad moment.”

Edwards said in a statement released to The Associated Press that he loves his children more than anything and still cares deeply about Elizabeth Edwards. A friend of Elizabeth Edwards confirmed Wednesday that the couple is separated.

The statements come as a former aide to Edwards prepares to release a tell-all book provides an unflattering portrait of the couple and the tumultuous relationship they tried to maintain after he first acknowledged an affair on the campaign trail. Last week he admitted being the father of his mistress’s child.

Elizabeth Edwards’ sister, Nancy Anania, tells the AP that she’s “doing as well as you could expect.”

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