For Elizabeth Edwards, ‘Cuckolded Wife’ is not how she wants to be remembered in the history books. In her first interview since her split with the once Presidential hopeful, who admitted to infidelity with multiple women, she told the “Today” show anchors that she is at peace, and wants people to focus on what she has accomplished, not what she has been through. Check out the full story, with photos and video below!

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Fathering a child in secret with Rielle Hunter during his 2008 presidential campaign, her husband had become a different man than the person she married she said in the interview. She then spent two years trying to ‘reinvent’ her marriage, only to be faced with the admission that he had cheated again with a videographer.

Still, splitting with the politician was not an easy thing for her to do, even after the infidelity.

“So when I closed the door on the John of today, I also had to say good-bye to that sweet man whom I had loved for so long,” she wrote in one of her books. “It was not as easy as it might have seemed to anyone looking in from the outside, who knew only the John of today.”

Not an easy time for Elizabeth Edwards. ‘Cuckolded wife’ image aside, John’s infidelity was not the only struggle Elizabeth was facing at the time. She had also been diagnosed with cancer, and has recently found out that it has metastasized to her legs, spine, and skull.

“It’s less frightening than you think; it can’t migrate to your brain.”

Brave woman. Coming to terms with what she had been through, she compared her situation to Sandra Bullock’s recent divrorce.

“I think about Sandra Bullock – who I don’t know at all – what an incredible year she’s had,” Edwards said. “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. 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.”

Asked whether she had really moved on and found peace in her new situation, she said:

“I have, I mean, I really feel I have. I still really feel I need to break free of the media imposed image. I’m not just a cuckolded wife…I want to reclaim who I am. I hope the next time I am on television it’s to talk about some policy I really care about.”

Good for her! It must be so difficult to go through what she went through, and then have the media drag the story on for ages, even when you have already moved passed it! What do you think of the latest interview of Elizabeth Edwards? ‘Cuckolded wife;’ is that how history will remember her? Is there anything she can do about it? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video below!

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Photos: Carpenter, Carrie Devorah