In a display of loyalty that surprised many outsiders, 29 year-old Cate Edwards walked into a North Carolina federal courthouse last week with her father, John Edwards, the former senator and presidential candidate who had cheated on her mother and shattered his career and their family.
But insiders know she had always been the glue that holds the family together through tragedy and loss.
“Despite all the things that have happened, she wants her father to succeed and her family to stay together,” said a family friend.
Speaking at her mother’s eulogy, Cate said, “One thing remains true and will never change, which is that we’re still a family.”
(READ the story in the New York Times)