Stephen Kranz, brother of David Petraeus’ biographer-turned-mistress, Paula Broadwell, has revealed how she is “incredibly sorry” for hurting her family and has acknowledged she made a mistake.
Stephen Kranz spoke out after his sister returned to her home in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Scott and their young sons after hiding out at his Washington D.C. mansion for a week.
“She’s been devastated by this,” Stephen Kranz told People Magazine.
“She is filled with guilt and shame for what she’s done and she’s incredibly sorry for the pain she’s caused her husband, her family, Petraeus’s family. She accepts responsibility for her actions and knows she made a mistake.”
Stephen Kranz added that Paula Broadwell is now committed to repairing the damage to her family and protecting her children from the furor following the months-long affair and David Petraeus’ resignation.
It comes as her husband, Dr. Scott Broadwell, was pictured embracing a friend in the doorway of their home the day after returning with his shamed wife – in a sign he is getting much-needed support from loved ones.
Paula Broadwell was also pictured on Monday during the school run and as she carried out errands, suggesting she is attempting to get back to normality after the massive military scandal.
As the family returned home on Sunday, they were welcomed by a group of friends and neighbors, and a close friend – who did not want to be named – said Paula Broadwell was overwhelmed by the support.
Paula Broadwell maintained her stony silence after being confronted by a number of reporters when she pulled up in an SUV, according to WSOC-TV.
Dr. Scott Broadwell refused to comment, but appeared happy to joke about the media circus which has surrounded his family since November 9 – the day David Petraeus resigned.
Paula Broadwell was wearing large sunglasses and showed no emotion as she tried to hide her face from waiting photographers.
Dr. Scott Broadwell revealed that the family would be releasing a statement soon, but did not elaborate on when it would be.