How Eliot Spitzer's Indiscretions Made His Wife Age Before Our Eyes

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Women of a certain age have it hard. They get pushed out of the workforce for younger, "better models." Sometimes their husbands of many decades cheat on them with prostitutes! Which brings us to Silda Wall Spitzer. As the week has worn, the chatter about Eliot Spitzer's accomplished, philanthropic, whip-smart wife — and what she must be feeling, thinking, and planning — has exploded, including commentary by bloggers, internet commenters and Ed Koch (the former mayor of New York), on how the 50-year-old mother of three seemingly aged several years overnight. Curious, we took a look at recent photographs of of the Harvard Law grad and found a marked difference in her face, which can only be described as exhausted and devastated, yet strong*. But that's just us. What do you think? After the jump, a chronological photo gallery of Ms. Spitzer's public appearances through the years.

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*(This is not a criticism, people.)

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Left: October 5, 2006. Right: November 7, 2006.

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Left: November 17, 2006. Right, April 24, 2007.

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Left: September 9, 2007. Right, December 1, 2007.

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Left: December 4, 2007. Right: February 25, 2007.

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Left: March 11, 2008. Right: March 12, 2008.

(Images via Getty)

Earlier: Women On Silda Wall: "I'd Have Paraded In Front Of A Microphone With A Knife"

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stacyinbean

@ineffable.me: @FrankieButtons: I understand it's really bad, I guess to me having an actual affair is just worse. Or coming out as gay without telling your wife or kids. Or being a drug addict. I guess to me it's just the type of indiscretion that shows he's got some serious issues in general, not necessarily issues with you in particular. I know that makes no sense, I just feel like there are worse sins to commit against your spouse. I can totally understand how this particular one would really bother a lot of people though.