[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/06/art.edwardseliz.gi.jpg caption="John and Elizabeth Edwards during the 2008 presidential campaign."](CNN) - Despite John Edwards' extramarital affair that rocked his marriage, his wife described their union as a "love story," albeit an unconventional one.
Elizabeth Edwards told WJLA-TV in Washington late last week that she wants her marriage to work, and that her husband has been supportive as she continues to battle breast cancer.
"John said, 'Perhaps not the great love story that we hoped, but maybe a great love story nonetheless," she said.
Edwards added: "'Til death do you part, because that's what I want."
Though Elizabeth promised to soldier on, she acknowledged the grim reality of trying to overcome terminal cancer.
"Cancer will probably win," she said. "Why would I give it any more days than it may already take? That's the choice I make."