Ex-Wife, Daughter Speak on John Edwards Affair, Savaging of Their Lives

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John Edwards and his daughter Cate used to be tight.

Then, the disgraced politician became one of the worst people alive, cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, knocking up his mistress, paying an aide to take responsibility for the child. That sort of thing.

Now, in her first comments since her father's secret life became exposed, Cate is siding - strongly - with her mother, Elizabeth. She told People:

"There are the things she taught without words, [such as] how to continue to live your life on your own terms when it somehow becomes savaged by people you never invited into it."

(Pssst, Rielle Hunter: We think she's talking about you.)

Elizabeth Edwards also speaks on in next week's issue of the magazine, saying she's hard at work on a paperback edition of her memoir, Resilience.

It will include a new chapter reflecting on the most damaging aspects of the fallout from her husband's infidelity. Says Mrs. Edwards: "It’s my story and I’m writing it from here on out – nobody else."

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