The will of Elizabeth Edwards, the recently deceased estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, was released this week and it revealed she bequeathed everything she had to their three children — and nothing to John. It stated: "All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children."
Elizabeth named their eldest daughter, Catherine, as executor of the will. She was also appointed the guardian of the couple’s younger children, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10. Who could blame her, right? After all, John’s philandering ways were exposed after he admitted to lying about his affair with Rielle Hunter and fathering her child. Did Elizabeth Edwards Forgive John Before Her Death
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There was much speculation about the ex-couple reaching a peaceful place before Elizabeth’s passing. During her final interview with Nate Berkus, she stressed the importance of making up with him for the sake of their children, in spite of his betrayal. Elizabeth said, "Particularly since I have a terminal disease, this is the person who at some point will take over the primary parenting, and it's important to me that he heals, if he needs to." And in her final days, John was indeed among the close family members holding vigil at her bedside.
But apparently, Elizabeth was justified in her decision to nix him out of her posthumous asset distribution. According to the National Enquirer, Edwards went ahead and proposed to Hunter just this week — Elizabeth’s grave barely gone cold. Rielle Hunter: Making Wedding Plans?