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Following news that he and his wife Elizabeth Edwards are parting ways, John Edwards is reportedly sharing his thoughts about the separation.

"It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth," Edwards told the Associated Press of the split.

Nancy Anania, the sister of Elizabeth Edwards, tells the AP, "She's doing as well as you could expect," adding, "I'm really proud of her that, somehow, she's got strength that you rarely see in a person."

The Edwards' separation comes less than a week after John Edwards confirmed he was the father of his former mistress' toddler.

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