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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 06/26/2012 10:15AM
Well, that was fast.
Just a week after she told PEOPLE she was still dating John Edwards and the two were spotted getting cozy at their North Carolina beach house, Rielle Hunter says that they are no longer in a relationship (again).
"We are a family, but as of the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," she said on Tuesday's Good Morning America, the same day her tell-all arrives in bookstores. "Not at all."
Originally posted 06/20/2012 06:15PM
After years of living in hiding, Rielle Hunter – the mistress whose relationship with John Edwards ended his bid for the presidency and his marriage to Elizabeth Edwards – says she isn't interested in a secret life anymore.
"I fell in love with a married man and became something I wasn't in order to be with him," Hunter tells PEOPLE exclusively, accompanying an excerpt of her new memoir, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.
In this week's issue, Hunter, 48, reveals, "We're still together as a couple." Though she won't predict their future. "Marriage? Have no idea," she says. "I'm not a big fan of the institution but never say never."
Originally posted 06/19/2012 05:55PM
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Originally posted 06/18/2012 02:15PM
In Rielle Hunter's new memoir What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me – out June 26 and excerpted exclusively in the upcoming issue of PEOPLE – Hunter reveals for the first time the full story of her affair with John Edwards, excruciating new details about his wife Elizabeth's wrath upon her discovery of their relationship, and what kind of father Edwards is to their little girl, Quinn, 4.
Hunter's book begins with their now-famous first encounter in Feb. 2006, when she glimpsed Edwards at New York's Regency Bar and declared, "You're so hot." But her chronicle reveals much more about their passionate romance and, explosively, his revelation that she was not his first mistress, despite his 32-year marriage to Elizabeth.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 03:00PM
Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of John Edwards and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, has written what the publisher promises to be a revealing memoir hitting the shelves later this month.
What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me is being billed as a tell-all about the events behind the dramatic downfall of Edwards, whose political corruption trial ended Thursday with an acquittal on one charge and a mistrial on others.
"We are delighted to publish Rielle Hunter's memoir. A lot has been said. But no one has heard the truth of what really happened until now," Glenn Yeffeth, publisher of BenBella Books, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/31/2012 05:50PM
After a glint of good news during an otherwise stunning fall from grace, John Edwards on Thursday took full responsibility for what he called his "sins" even as he maintained he believed he did nothing illegal.
The onetime Democratic presidential candidate also spoke emotionally about his 4-year-old daughter with mistress Rielle Hunter, calling her "my precious Quinn, who I love more than any of you could ever imagine, who I am so close to and so, so grateful for. I'm so grateful for Quinn."
It was Edwards's alleged efforts to use illegal campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Hunter that stood at the center of his federal corruption trial that ended with one not guilty verdict but a mistrial on five other undecided counts.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 03:05PM
She's the witness everyone is anxiously awaiting at the John Edwards trial. The courtroom is packed daily with anticipation, with talk of setting up an overflow room for extra reporters if she appears.
Rielle Hunter, the mistress with whom Edwards has a child, has been at the center of his campaign corruption trial, but so far has been an invisible presence – only spoken about by other witnesses.
As the defense for former presidential candidate begins its case, lawyers are faced with whether to call Hunter as a witness, a decision both fraught with risk but offering a potential windfall.
Originally posted 05/09/2012 03:45PM
Before John Edwards admitted to fathering a child with mistress Rielle Hunter, he reached out to Hollywood friends including Sean Penn, Madeleine Stowe and Crash director Paul Haggis, a witness testified Wednesday.
The former presidential candidate, on trial in Greensboro, N.C., on campaign corruption charges, made dozens of revisions to a public statement about the illegitimate child and sent copies to the show business supporters, his former speechwriter Wendy Button told the jury.
No reason was provided for sending around the draft. It also went to other people, Button said.
The final statement was issued in January 2010 in which he said he was the father of then-2-year-old girl named Quinn and revealed that he had been providing support for the child.
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