12/08/2010 02:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

John and Elizabeth Edwards Never Legally Divorced

With the passing of Elizabeth Edwards, the attorney, author, and estranged wife of two-time presidential candidate John Edwards fresh on the minds of the public, renewed interest in the demise of the political couple's marriage is likely to ensue.

For those who scarcely paid attention until this week, John and Elizabeth Edwards' marriage may still remain something of a mystery. For that segment of the population, it may come as a surprise that the two remained legally married.

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