Following the previous blog entry, we will discuss the personal life of Elizabeth Edwards. Elizabeth Edwards was born on July 3, 1949. As a child in a military family, Edwards moved many times during her childhood. She earned a law degree at the University of North Carolina’s School of Law. During law school, she met her husband, John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina and Vice Presidential Nominee during the 2004 elections. Elizabeth Edwards practiced law for almost two decades, but she was also an author and activist for gay rights and health care reform. During her marriage to John Edwards, Elizabeth had two children, Lucius Wade and Cate. Tragically, Lucius Wade died in 1996 at the young age of 17 while driving to his family’s beach house. Following his death, Elizabeth Edwards decided to undergo fertility treatments. At almost 50 years of age, Elizabeth Edwards had two more children. Shortly before her death, allegations surrounding her husband’s infidelity surfaced, and soon, the nation heard details of his affair with another woman, with whom he fathered a child.
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