Rielle Hunter Talks About ‘Johnny’ Edwards
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
He was once counted among the Democratic Party’s lineup of top presidential hopefuls for 2008, but then John Edwards met Rielle Hunter on the campaign trail, and his ensuing relationship with her (not to mention the inexhaustible efforts of the National Enquirer) changed the course of Edwards’ life. Now, Hunter has piped up to GQ about her side of the story.
The public has skewered the former senator for cheating on his dying wife and then denying his mistress’ child, but Hunter insists he is the epitome of truthfulness and humility.
“Everyone talks about how Johnny has fallen from grace,” Hunter, 45, told the magazine. “In reality, he’s fallen to grace.”
The interview with GQ, accompanied by photos of Hunter posing in bed wearing what appears to be a man’s white button-down shirt, marks the first time she has spoken in public, a decision she said was always hers and never Edwards.’
Months into the ensuing passionate affair, Hunter said that when she told Edwards she was pregnant with his child, he seemed to want her to have an abortion.
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John Edwards gestures before a supportive crowd after the New Hampshire primary in 2008.