Jan 27, 2010 4:51 PM by Mike Baker, Associated Press
A friend says Elizabeth Edwards has separated from her husband, two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.
Andrea Purse tells The Associated Press on behalf of Elizabeth Edwards that the couple has separated. Purse released a statement Wednesday that says Elizabeth is moving on with her life and wants to put this difficult chapter behind her.
It comes as details emerge about a tell-all book from longtime John Edwards aide Andrew Young, who initially claimed he fathered a child with Edwards' mistress.
John Edwards publicly declared last week that he was the one who fathered a child with Rielle Hunter, who worked as a videographer before his second presidential campaign.
North Carolina law requires couples to be separated for a year before divorcing.