How John Edwards" daughter Cate became the glue holding the family together

How John Edwards" daughter Cate became the glue holding the family together

Her mother”s girl: How John Edwards” daughter Cate became the glue holding family together

7:49 PM on 9th June 2011

Loyal: Cate Edwards accompanied her father John to court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, last Friday, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he used $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child

Loyal: Cate Edwards accompanied her father John to court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, last Friday, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he used $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child

Support: Miss Edwards, who is said to be the glue holding her family together, stood by her father as he faced the gauntlet of photographers

Support: Miss Edwards, who is said to be the glue holding her family together, stood by her father as he faced the gauntlet of photographers

Family glue: The 29-year-old and her father, pictured at Elizabeth Edwards

Family glue: The 29-year-old and her father, pictured at Elizabeth Edwards” funeral last year, with younger sister Emma Claire (now 13) and brother Jack (now 11)

Guardian: Miss Edwards was made executor of her mother

Guardian: Miss Edwards was made executor of her mother”s estate after she died, and was the family member chosen to deliver the eulogy at the funeral

John and Elizabeth Edwards in April 2007, before his affair was made public

Happier times: John and the late Elizabeth Edwards, who were married for 33 years, pictured in April 2007 before his affair was made public

Mistress: Rielle Hunter embarked on a secret affair with Mr Edwards in 2006