Trina Edwards, widow of four-time Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, and her fiancé, John Alario, hosted a neighborhood Halloween party Monday night for 50 people. Alario’s daughter Jan dressed as Snow White. Alario dressed as the magic mirror and Edwards cheekily dressed as the evil stepmother.
Edwards and Alario are keeping the details of their upcoming wedding hush-hush. She suggests that a getaway wedding may happen “by surprise” at some point in the coming months but says she doubts it will happen before the end of the year.
“I don’t want to plan another wedding,” she said. “We have so many friends. We couldn’t possibly. I’ll have a big one on my next one. I tell John that all the time. The next one I’m going all out.”
The couple has lots of travel planned before the end of the year, but at the moment they do not have a trip to Las Vegas in the works.
“But I heard that if LSU loses to Bama, we may end up playing in Vegas,” she said. “Like Vegas.”
Edwards offered several insights into the unexpected life she is now living, including 11 points people may not know about her:
- “I have a fierce need to be needed. A 40-year-old man doesn’t need me.”
- “I’m not high maintenance. I’m not extravagant. Someone saw me in Cracker Barrel and posted on Twitter about me being a gold digger. Sorry, but gold diggers don’t eat at Cracker Barrel. That said, I do like a private jet, when I leave Cracker Barrel.”
- “The people I date are interesting. I’m just regular.”
- “I work to be kind, but people who are truly kind don’t talk about it, right? I don’t feel the need to tell people about when I do kind things.”
- “I’m a smart ass and people interpret that as being cold. Even in school, I was like that.”
- “I have a lot of old and new friends. My circle is getting bigger.”
- “I shopped at Walmart.”
- “Not only do I like old men, I like old dogs, too. I foster dogs on a regular basis.”
- “I can’t worry about what everybody else thinks. If I did, I wouldn’t be good for anyone.”
- “That shirt I worked on when I did my Baton Rouge Classic lunch, I bought it on Amazon for $30.”
- “On Facebook, someone said, ‘She needs Jesus.’ I almost commented, ‘Right age range. Wrong income bracket.'”