06:39 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:00AM
Cate Edwards, who lost her mother, Elizabeth, to breast cancer in 2010, admits not a day goes by when she doesn't think of her mom.
The oldest daughter of former senator John Edwards, Cate has followed in her late mother's footsteps as an advocate for women with cancer and recently joined the "Count Us, Know Us, Join Us" campaign, which recognizes those living with advanced breast cancer, their caregivers, supporters, friends and family members.
The 31-year-old, who wed longtime boyfriend Trevor Upham in 2011, says being by her mother's side during the six-year-long battle was "enlightening in a lot of ways, and being a part of that process with her was momentous for me."
Originally posted 03/28/2013 01:40PM
Cate Edwards has revealed how she found out her father, John Edwards, had an affair with Rielle Hunter.
"He told me," the attorney and author, 31, tells Today in an episode airing Friday, of the former Democratic presidential candidate. "I guess he and my mom decided that that was, you know, how it needed to be done."
As for her reaction, Cate says, "I was devastated and I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents. I had grown up with a lot of love in my family. And it was hard to see them go through this."
Originally posted 05/02/2012 05:30PM
John Edwards's daughter Cate walked out of the courtroom crying Wednesday as a witness was about to describe an argument between her parents after a tabloid reported her father's extramarital affair.
The dramatic scene played out Wednesday during Edwards's trial in Greensboro, N.C., on charges of illegally using campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter while he was running for president.
Former Edwards aide Christina Reynolds testified about the day in 2007 when John and Elizabeth Edwards arrived at the airport in Raleigh, N.C., after the National Enquirer's report.
Originally posted 10/26/2011 01:00PM
It was Monique Lhuillier for Cate Edwards's recent wedding to her longtime beau, Trevor Upham, and there were no wardrobe changes, either.
The elegant bride wore the strapless gown with its elaborately draped skirt for dinner and dancing, too, during her Oct. 22 nuptials.
As for that dress, a girlfriend of the bride said it was love at first sight for Cate. "That was the first dress she tried on," the girlfriend tells PEOPLE, "which was fitting because Trevor was her first love."
Originally posted 10/22/2011 05:50PM
Beside an altar candle lit in her mother's memory, Cate Edwards married her college sweetheart, Trevor Upham, on Saturday.
The couple then welcomed friends and family into the sprawling Edwards home in Chapel Hill, N.C., where – just 10 months earlier – they deeply grieved Elizabeth Edwards's death from breast cancer.
Cate's father, John, hosted Saturday evening's reception on the lawn, with a musical trio entertaining during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. After dinner, a rock-and-roll dance band hired by Trevor, 30, who used to book party bands when he and Cate were at Princeton University together, took the stage.
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