Elizabeth Edwards Leaves John Out of Her Will

Elizabeth Edwards Leaves John Out of Her Will
John and Elizabeth Edwards on May 8, 2007
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01/06/2011 04:10PM

A week before her death, Elizabeth Edwards filed a will.

She lists her worldly possessions – "furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles" – and says it'll all be divided among her three children.

Absent in the document dated Dec. 1 was any mention of her estranged husband John Edwards, 57, although he is still living in their home.

John admitted he had an affair in 2006 while Elizabeth's breast cancer was in remission and that he had fathered a child.



Elizabeth, who lost her cancer battle at age 61 on Dec. 7, posted a Facebook note to her followers the day before she died.

"I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she wrote. "These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."

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