Elizabeth Edwards Ready to Divorce: Tab

John Edwards may have fathered Rielle Hunter's baby, but it's those other women...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2009 9:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Elizabeth Edwards is ready to divorce John and air all his dirty laundry in court, sources tell the National Enquirer—a tabloid that's been surprisingly accurate when it comes to the Edwards scandal. Elizabeth’s breaking point by way of former aide Andrew Young’s upcoming tell-all: “What really pushed her over the edge is Young's allegation that John had other affairs with women on the campaign trail,” the source says.

“Elizabeth basically told John that if she found out that was true, she'd have to divorce him because then he'd be a 'serial cheater.'" She "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,” the source continues. 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.”

In this Dec. 27, 2006 photo provided by the National Enquirer, former US Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.
In this Dec. 27, 2006 photo provided by the National Enquirer, former US Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.   (AP Photo/The National Enquirer)
Former Sen. John Edwards, right, arrives with his wife Elizabeth for a memorial service for Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Aug. 28, 2009.
Former Sen. John Edwards, right, arrives with his wife Elizabeth for a memorial service for Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Aug. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth arrive at a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa.
In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth arrive at a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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