Elizabeth Edwards: I'm More Than a 'Cuckolded Wife'
She compares herself to Sandra Bullock on Today Show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2010 7:42 AM CDT

(Newser) – Elizabeth Edwards still thinks she married “a marvelous man”…but John Edwards “is no longer the person who I married.” In her first appearance since their split, she tells Today, “I still admire an enormous number of things about him.” She also compares herself to Sandra Bullock: “I don’t know her, but I assume she wants to reclaim who she is in the same way I want to reclaim who I am.”

And she is “not just a cuckolded wife,” she says, adding that “I hope the next time I am on television it's to talk about some policy I really care about.” Rielle Hunter, of course, comes up: Edwards watched part of her appearance on Oprah, and came to the conclusion that “this person is so completely unlike me that it's hard to imagine the same person could marry me and be attracted to that woman, as well.”