Oprah: How did Elizabeth Edwards come to know about this affair?

Rielle: On the morning of December 31, [2006], she found the cell phone that I bought for him. And called [me], and I answered the phone. I said, "Hey, baby," and she hung up on me.

Oprah: You had bought a cell phone for him?

Rielle: I bought him a cell phone that looked just like his work phone so he could talk to me wherever he was and, whenever he was, people would think he was on his work phone.


Oprah: She hangs up on you.

Rielle::Yes. He calls me back a little [later] saying that it's over. "We're done. We're over." I assumed that she was standing there when he said that, and he was in a traumatic state. His worlds had just collided, and he hung up the phone.

Oprah: What did you do?

Rielle: I didn't cry. I had the thought: "What do you mean we're over? We're just getting started."

Oprah: But you didn't cry.

Rielle: Not then. I cried a number of times over the next few days.

Oprah: Okay, but you didn't believe...

Rielle:: I cried hysterically a number of times over the next few days. It was a terrible time.


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