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John Edwards' relationship with Elizabeth Edwards ended when Elizabeth Edwards died on December 7, 2010. They had been married for 33.3 years. John Edwards is currently available.

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John Edwards

Politics - Senator

Why Famous: 2008 Presidential Candidate

Age: 65 (b. 6/10/1953)

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Elizabeth Edwards

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Deceased wife of John Edwards

Age: 61 (7/9/1949 - 12/7/2010)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 7/30/1977 33.3 years
    Separated 1/2010 --
Deceased 12/7/2010 --
 Total33.3 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Lucius Wade7/18/197916 yrs.*MaleBiological
Catharine Elizabeth3/4/198236 yrs.FemaleBiological
Emma Claire199820 yrs.FemaleBiological
Jack200018 yrs.MaleBiological

* Age at time of death

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Rielle HunterJohn Edwards2/2006View

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Where and/or how did John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards meet?

They met while attending the University of North Carolina.

Why did John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards break up?

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Other Relationship Information about John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards:

Wade was killed in a car accident in 1996.

On March 22, 2007, John and Elizabeth announced that she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer.

John and Elizabeth started the Wade Edwards Foundation in memory of their son.

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Classic Quotes by John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards about their relationship:

"I wanted him to be faithful to me...It was enormously important to me. This woman had spotted him in the hotel...she had verified that it was John. When he walked back, she was standing in front of the hotel. 'You are so hot' are the words she said to him...I'm not going there in any way." Elizabeth Edwards 5/5/2009
"I think that my family is entitled to every detail, they've been told every detail. I know it's not possible that the child could be mine...It's been over for a long time." John Edwards 5/5/2009
"I've seen a picture of the baby. I have no idea, it doesn't look like my children." Elizabeth Edwards 5/5/2009
"Now you know why Elizabeth is so amazing, right?! John Edwards 2009
"She is my conscience." John Edwards 2009

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