Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:14:34 +0000
The Left would have you believe otherwise, but there really are consequences to our behaviors. Try telling John Edwards there aren’t!
The Daily Mail reports today (Jan. 6):
The final will and testament of Elizabeth Edwards shows she left nothing to her cheating husband, former presidential candidate John Edwards. She is reported to have cut her estranged husband out – instead leaving everything to her three children. The couple’s eldest daughter, lawyer Cate, was named as the executor of the will, which Elizabeth, 61, signed on December 1 – just six days before she lost her battle to breast cancer.
‘All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewellry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children,’ says the will, according to TV current affairs show Inside Edition, which obtained a copy.
John was not mentioned once in the will, despite his work as a trial lawyer generating the family’s estimated $25million fortune.
The couple announced last January that they had separated after 32 years of marriage. The split followed a scandal in which the former U.S. Senator had an affair and fathered a baby with Democratic campaign aide Rielle Hunter during his bid for the 2008 presidential nomination.
When Edwards was initially confronted over his affair he told his wife it was a one-night stand. He further persuaded a loyal aide to admit paternity of the lovechild that had resulted so his wife would not find out about his betrayal before she died. But his efforts were in vain after the National Enquirer published the sordid details of the affair.
Two weeks ago, National Enquirer had already reported the news of Elizabeth’s revenge — the same supermarket tabloid that broke the story of John Edwards’ adultery and “love child” which the “respectable” media had avoided like the plague. For its pursuit of the truth about Edwards, the National Enquirer justly was nominated fo a Pulitzer prize.
This is what The Enquirer reported:
In a final act of revenge, a dying Elizabeth Edwards told her philandering husband, John: “You ruined my life – I’ll NEVER forgive you!”
A broken Edwards repeatedly begged his estranged wife for redemption, but to add one last bitter insult, Elizabeth changed her will to cut him off from part of their $53 million fortune if he marries mistress Rielle Hunter. That amended will also attempts to ban Rielle and her toddler daughter – Edwards’ love child – from seeing Elizabeth’s two young children, sources tell The ENQUIRER. And with her life ebbing away, Elizabeth struck her philandering husband a devastating final blow – banning the former U.S. senator from speaking at her funeral.
“When it finally dawned on him that the end was near for Elizabeth, John collapsed,” the close source divulged. ” He broke down more than once, his eyes filling with tears. He actually doubled over at her bedside in grief. “But no matter what he said, John couldn’t get Elizabeth to forgive him. “She showed him no remorse – other than praying with him that God give him the strength to protect and raise their two young children.Before she died, she unleashed her anger at John one last time, telling him, ‘You ruined my life – I’ll NEVER forgive you!’ “Those words will haunt John forever.”
Elizabeth also vented her dying hatred toward Rielle, the “new age” temptress who destroyed both their marriage and any political future the disgraced Senator might have had. “Elizabeth screamed at John that Rielle…. will ‘rot in hell!’,” the close source divulged.
In her final act of revenge, Elizabeth [Edwards] worked with her lawyers to amend her will to prevent John from pocketing part of the couple’s $53 million fortune if he marries Rielle [Hunter] or lives with her, said the source. “She also made sure NONE of the money earmarked for their children ever goes to Rielle’s daughter,” the close source divulged.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported in December 2009, Rielle took legal action against the former Senator, asking for nearly $18,000 a month in child support for their love child, Frances Quinn, 2. “Elizabeth understood John’s responsibility to care for Quinn, but she’s gone to her grave satisfied that the child will never receive any funds intended for their own children,” said the source.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth also ensured that neither John nor Rielle can touch the family’s multimillion-dollar 28,200-square-foot mansion on 102 acres in Chapel Hill, said the source. “Elizabeth specified that John cannot call off the sale and move in Rielle and their daughter. That house, along with the family’s vacation home on Figure Eight Island, is now off-limits to Rielle,” the source revealed.
Elizabeth also had her will written so that any major decisions John makes regarding their younger children – Jack, 10, and Emma, 12 – must be approved by their daughter Cate, the source revealed.
The relationship between John and Cate, 28, a Harvard Law School grad, has been strained since his affair with Rielle, said another close source. “Cate is still upset about how he tore the family apart,” the source told The ENQUIRER. “It’s clear Cate will take to heart her mother’s wishes and make sure Rielle has no control over Jack or Emma.”
At Elizabeth’s funeral, Dec. 11 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, she was eulogized by her daughter Cate and two close friends. “John sat up front with their three children, but wasn’t allowed to speak,” a friend who attended the service told The ENQUIRER. “When Elizabeth was eulogized as one of the most loyal people in the world when she loved someone, John dropped his head in shame,” the friend divulged. “He stared straight ahead as the pallbearers escorted the casket to the hearse after the service, and his jaw was tight.”
At the grave site, Edwards broke down, said the source. “John cried openly,” revealed the friend. “After the minister said a prayer, John’s eyes remained closed for a moment longer as he whispered a quiet prayer.”
Edwards – who’s still being investigated by a grand jury for using Presidential campaign funds to cover up his affair – is now a broken man, said the source. “John has lost his political career, and he still faces the possibility of going to jail if he’s indicted,” said the source. “But worst of all, he couldn’t get Elizabeth to forgive him, and that will haunt him for the rest of his life.”
See also my Dec. 8 post, “Elizabeth Edwards’ Death and the Left.”