May 1st, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Petraeus' mistress Broadwell: I'm looking forward with faith

By Kevin Liptak, CNN

(CNN)–After weathering a political and personal scandal that made her the subject of glaring media scrutiny, Paula Broadwell says she's ready to move forward.

The former Army reservist who became romantically involved with Gen. David Petraeus while penning his biography, and was later accused of sending threatening e-mails to another woman, Broadwell told a local television station in Charlotte she's returning to the faith-based environment of her childhood.

"I grew up in a strong faith-based family," Broadwell told News 14 Carolina-Charlotte. "I think I have selected to return to those roots for strength, for my family, for myself and to protect our children and to forgive others and move on and face forward."

She was speaking after attending a YMCA-sponsored prayer breakfast in Charlotte, which she said had "touched her heart."

"I've made some mistakes in the past but I'm trying to look forward with my family," she said.

- CNN Belief Blog

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    May 28, 2013 at 10:03 am |
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    She's a total loser.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:40 am |
  4. Smirkin'

    Why is it that every time someone gets their hand caught in the cookie jar, they want to claim their faith? People like this are sleazy. She doesn't say, I am sorry for what I did. No humility. No apology. No acknowledgement of her wrong doing. Next thing you know, she will be working the religious conservative circle, selling tickets to Christian conferences, writing a Christian book, or working on FOX News. And of course, the far right fundamentals will buy it all and she will be the new poster child for the moral right and will be the next fruitcake hypocrite they worship.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm |
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    May 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm |
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