Elizabeth Edwards has left everything to her children and did not make a single mention of her estranged husband, John Edwards, in the will she signed six days before her death.
“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....” Edwards said in her last will and testament, dated Dec 1.
Edwards died Dec. 7 after battling breast cancer for six years. She was 61.
The wife of former Sen. John Edwards also stipulated that if she was the only surviving parent of their young children, Emma Claire and Jack, at the time of her death, she wanted 28-year-old Cate to be their guardian.
For now, their father is their legal guardian. However, in Elizabeth’s five-page will, there is no mention of John. The two separated last January after 33 years of marriage, after John admitted to fathering a child in an extramarital affair.
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“As some of you may know, Emma, Jack and I ended every conversation with our mom by saying, ‘I love you more.’ And she always responded, ‘No, I love you more.’ And, as you can imagine, none of us ever won that battle. But today I have the honor of being the last to say, ‘Mom, I really, really love you more.’ ”
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