Rielle Hunter and John Edwards Split Are you surprised?
kyle 2012/06/26 15:14:11
Rielle Hunter and John Edwards have called it quits. The former
presidential candidate and his infamous mistress split last week.
Hunter, who is promoting her memoir, “What Really
Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me,” announced the news on
“Good Morning America” on Tuesday.
"We are a family, but as of
the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," Hunter
said. "We decided together to end it."
Hunter has been very
vocal about her six-year affair with Edwards while doing press for her
book, available in stores on Tuesday. Defending her actions, Hunter
insisted she’s not a home wrecker and that Edwards’ 11-year marriage to
wife, Elizabeth, who died from breast cancer in 2010, was troubled
before the affair began.
"Their marriage was ruined before I got
there. Years before I got there," Hunter told “20/20’s” Chris Cuomo
last week, during her first interview since Edwards' acquittal on
charges of accepting illegal campaign contributions. She said Edwards
told her he had had other mistresses -- that she was not the first.
truth, she said she’s doing this all for her 4-year-old daughter
Quinn’s sake. "I feel for both my daughter and for all the kids
involved, the full truth needs to be in the public domain," Rielle said.
"Their father's not a demon and their mother's not a saint. And I'm not
a home wrecker. We're real human beings. And there is a real dynamic
that was going on, good and bad. And we all made mistakes."
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