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Elizabeth Edwards' Will - Leaves Everything To Kids; No Mention Of John


Jan. 6 2011, Published 9:27 a.m. ET

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Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children in her last will and testament, and perhaps not surprisingly, she made no mention of her estranged husband John who humilated her by not only having an extramartial affair, but fathering a child with another woman.

"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles ... to be divided among them ..." Edwards said in the document dated December 1 -- just six days before she died of breast cancer at the age of 61.

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Edwards has three children -- Catharine, Emma and John. Her son, Wade, died in a 1996 car crash. He was only 16.

The will names her daughter Catharine, 28, as the executor of the will.

Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after her husband John lost his bid for vice president in November 2004.

In 2008, months after quitting the presidential race, John Edwards finally confirmed that a story in the National Enquirer that he was involved with former campaign videographer Rielle Hunter was in fact true.

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Eventually, on August 8, 2008, on ABC'S Nightline, Edwards also admitted to fathering a child with Hunter -- an allegation he initially denied even after admitting to the affair.

Elizabeth filed for separation from John last January, but the couple never officially divorced.


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