John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards split. What took so long?

john-edwards-elizabeth-edwards3.jpgElizabeth Edwards and John Edwards are officially kaput. As in legally separated. And in a year, according to North Carolina law, they can get divorced.

John says separation from his wife is an "extraordinarily sad moment." But it sure sounds like Elizabeth got out just in time.

Andrea Purse, a friend of Elizabeth Edwards, confirmed the separation to The  Associated Press