After an incriminating report from The National Enquirer, the former VP candidate admitted in 2008 to an affair with videographer Rielle Hunter, but denied that he had fathered her child. Elizabeth stayed with him until January 2010, when he admitted that the child was in fact his. Elizabeth died that December before filing for divorce after a mandatory one-year waiting period. The fallout from the scandal continued for Edwards though, who was indicted for misappropriating campaign funds to cover up the affair in 2011; the charges were later dropped.
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