Call it justice from beyond the grave.
Call it post mortem revenge.
Call it whatever you want...but it's a beautiful thing.
Elizabeth Edwards cut her cheating husband out of her will and left everything to her three children.
The cad is cut out
Naming her oldest daughter, Cate (also a lawyer), as executor of the will, Elizabeth signed the document on December 1st - just six days before she died.
"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children," the will says.
John - who cheated on his wife while she was battling cancer and notoriously tried to cover up the affair AND the "love child" that resulted by paying off an aide to take the wrap - was not mentioned even once. This, despite the fact that it was his work as a trial lawyer that generated the family's $25 million fortune.
The couple separated last January after 32 years of marriage.
Grace in the face of disgrace
Whatever your political leanings may be, one had to respect Elizabeth for the strength she showed during her six years battling breast cancer and the grace and class she showed in the face of immense humiliation.
Edwards, who was running for President at the time, not only told his ailing wife when initially confronted about the affair, that it was just a one night stand, but he then went on national TV and denied any knowledge of the baby he fathered (even though he was presented with pictures - blurry though they were - of him holding the child.)
She believed in him and stood by him, right up until his lies caught up with him.
At her deathbed
So, it is likely, that many were wondering, "What is she thinking letting that pig be with her in her final moments?" We can only hope that a spunky part that remained inside of her weak and dying body in those last hours, was giggling and simultaneously flipping him the proverbial "bird!"
John and Elizabeth had four children. Their son Wade was killed in a car accident in 1996 when he was just 16 years old. Elizabeth was buried beside him.
She is survived by her three remaining children: Cate, 28 (who Elizabeth lived to see get engaged just before her death), Emma Claire, 12, and 10 year old Jack.
Do tell: What do you think about Elizabeth's final act?