Elizabeth Edwards explains how John's affair started.
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To try to make sense of John's betrayal, Elizabeth says she's asked him how it started. By his account, the affair began with just four words—"You are so hot."

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While on a business trip, John told Elizabeth he met the other woman at his hotel. "What John had said is that this woman had spotted him in the hotel," she says. "John had gone to dinner at a nearby restaurant, and then he had walked back to the hotel. When he had walked back, she was standing in front of the hotel and said to him, 'You are so hot.'"

In Resilience, Elizabeth says she would have wagered her home on the fact that John, her husband of 28 years at the time, would never have responded to this sort of come-on. "I don't think he knows to this day why he said yes," she says.
FROM: Exclusive: Elizabeth Edwards' First Interview
Published on May 07, 2009

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