According to Elizabeth's sister Nancy Anania, speaking to People, "She said, 'I've had it. I can't do this. I want my life back.' " Elizabeth is staying in the couple's Chapel Hill, N.C., mansion and John is 160 miles away at their beach house.
"It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth," John Edwards said today in a statement.