(CNN) – Elizabeth Edwards, who became legally separated from husband John Edwards in January, is again speaking out about the woman who was instrumental in ending her marriage.
Speaking to CNN's Larry King in an exclusive primetime interview airing Wednesday, Edwards took aim at Rielle Hunter – the woman with whom John Edwards engaged in an affair and fathered a child – for posing provocatively in a magazine earlier this year.
"I did see the pictures and I think it's really important when you're a mother to convey that's the role you value and I think she just had too many T's to cross," Edwards said. "She also wanted to be viewed as sexy and everything else. At some point you can be sexy but that can't be your goal.
The photos in question were published in GQ magazine last February and show Hunter in several suggestive positions. Hunter herself was very upset with the photos the magazine ran, telling ABC's Barbara Walters she had wrongly trusted the photographer would make them tasteful.
In the wide-ranging interview airing on CNN at 9 p.m. ET, Edwards also dismisses charges from Hunter that her marriage was dysfunctional even before John Edwards began to have an affair in 2006.
"If that were true, why would John and I have worked so hard, under such difficult and public circumstances to make the relationship work," said Edwards. "I really think we both worked hard in the end to make it work. And I suppose there are a lot of women in her position who like to justify their behavior...by thinking this relationship in which they are thrusting themselves wasn’t valuable to begin with. It was clearly valuable to both of us and something we tried very hard to save."
Edwards' comments come as the paperback edition of her 2009 book Resilience is set to be released. The latest edition includes a new chapter about her separation earlier in the year.