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Edwards daughter marries longtime beau in Chapel Hill

Posted October 22, 2011

— The oldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Edwards married her longtime boyfriend at the University Methodist Church in Chapel Hill Saturday with her father at her side.

"It's just great," said family friend Glenn Bergenfield. "(It) couldn't be a nicer, better day for the Edwards family."

After the wedding, Cate Edwards and new husband Trevor Upham walked arm-in-arm out of the church, while John Edwards left through the back with a police escort.

Bergenfield said the former North Carolina Senator was proud and happy to walk his daughter down the aisle.

"John is strong. He's got some hard times ahead, but today is a wonderful day and John feels delighted that Trevor is going to be Cate's husband," Bergenfield said.

Cate Edwards wedding Eldest Edwards daughter weds in Chapel Hill

John Edwards faces felony charges related to more than $1 million in undisclosed payments from political supporters that prosecutors say were used to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, who became pregnant with his child, during his 2008 presidential run.

The wedding comes 10 months after Elizabeth Edwards passed away from breast cancer.

"The Edwards family, as the whole nation knows, has had its difficult times. This isn't one of them," Bergenfield said. "This is just a great day."


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  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Oct 25, 2011

    Why does WRAL always protect the Edwards. When it concerns the Edwards, WRAL censors a lot of postings they normally wouldn't censor.

    Must be nice being the Edwards living in the America that most Americans don't live in.

  • superman Oct 25, 2011

    Glad he left out the "back" door. I would be ashamed to be seen with him.

  • soyousay Oct 24, 2011

    It would seem that some are just jealous

  • Tawny Oct 24, 2011

    No, probably not! You're from Wendell...

  • Wendellcatlover Oct 24, 2011

    And we care why? If it was ole Johnny boy getting married I could understand it making the news but his daughter? Oh by the way, I'm getting married next week...I wonder if that'll make the news.

  • pebbles262004 Oct 24, 2011

    I hope that the two of them will be very happy together...

  • superman Oct 24, 2011

    Some of their difficult times were because of poor judgment and were of their own makinig. Learn to live with your decisions.

  • The original American Oct 24, 2011

    This is worthy of a headline? I thought that there would something out of the ordinary. Should have known better.