In an outrageous disregard for his wife ELIZABETH‘s deathbed wish, JOHN EDWARDS proposed to his mistress, RIELLE HUNTER,  just three weeks after burying his heartbroken spouse.

During the festive holiday getaway, the callous ex-senator introduced his children to Rielle Hunter – who had destroyed his 33-year marriage and gave birth to his love child, Frances Quinn, now 2 years old.

What’s more, The ENQUIRER learned that homewrecker Rielle made a shocking decision – to direct John’s young children to "Call me Mommy!"

The disgraced two-time presidential loser ended the late December get-together by pledging his love to Rielle and promising they would all eventually "become one big, happy family," say sources.

"Elizabeth must be turning over in her grave!" declared an insider.

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