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Elizabeth Edwards wrote John out of will before her death

by Jorge Hernandez on January 6, 2011

Elizabeth Edwards filed a new will six days before her death that left all of her possessions to her three children and nothing to her estranged husband and ex-presidential candidate John Edwards.

Catharine, Emma and Jack Edwards were designated as the recipients of "all of [her] furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles," the Toronto Star reports.

Her last will and testament, filed December 1st, 2010, in the Orange County Superior Court of North Carolina, named Catharine Edwards, her oldest child, the executor of her estate as well as the guardian of Emma and Jack.

Elizabeth died six days later on December 7 at the age of 61 after a long battle with breast cancer that began in 2004, the same year John was campaigning for vice president with John Kerry. She had a relapse in 2007 during his bid for the presidential nomination, a year before his extramarital affair was made public, according to the Toronto Star.

John and Elizabeth had been married for 32 years but separated early in 2010 after it became apparent that John had fathered a child with a former campaign worker.

John had initially denied the allegations but later publicly admitted that the claims were true and said that he had come clean to Elizabeth at the time and asked for forgiveness, CNN reports.

According to the Toronto Star, Elizabeth had published a memoir in which she discussed the trauma of the affair.

"I see the father of my children, and that's very important to me. 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 heal, if he needs to," Elizabeth said when asked in an interview on The Nate Berkus Show what she thought of her husband, according to CNN.

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