John Edwards Admits Fathering Rielle Hunter Love Child; No One Surprised

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John Edwards has finally admitted what we have suspected for years - that he is indeed the father of a two-year-old daughter with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

The former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate said today in a statement that he’s taking responsibility for the child, Frances Quinn Hunter:

“I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately."

"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. [I've] been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support."

"I understand that to all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”

Smilin' John

Edwards is not speaking publicly on the subject, in part because of an ongoing federal investigation into whether campaign money was used to try to cover up the affair.

He has denied wrongdoing, but then again, he also denied the affair with Rielle Hunter, and fathering the child with Rielle Hunter, so who knows with this guy!

Edwards' attorneys say he's been seeing Quinn and providing financial support for about a year, and just signed a new child support agreement with Rielle.

A spokesperson for John's cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth Edwards, says she learned last year that Quinn is John's child. Yet this is the first formal admission.

John Edwards’ personal and political troubles began after the National Enquirer began reporting in late 2007 about his affair with Hunter, which he denied.

In 2008, after his failed presidential bid, Edwards was caught visiting Hunter in a hotel and eventually confirmed to ABC News that he had an affair with her.

Still, he vehemently denied on the air that he was the father of her child. Dude lies a lot and will only come clean when his hand has been forced, basically.

Today's admission comes on the heels of the political expose Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, which sent shock waves around D.C.

A portion of the book about the 2008 election, which ran in New York Magazine, dealt with details of Edwards’ affair and his relationship with Elizabeth.

The admission also comes in advance of a tell-all book by Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide who originally claimed to be the father of Hunter’s child.

Basically, he would have kept on denying it if he had any choice, and had no interest in actually coming clean for morality's sake. Pretty typical, John.

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John Edwards is beneath contempt. The thought that he might have been president, is the scariest.

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Edwards has no morals having an affair while running for president and his wife battling cancer. He got the pity vote for the cancer.
Gee, I wonder if this was a PLANNED PREGNANCY on her part to get money, publicity and maybe into the White House with a new baby? Would not put it past her. Every hear of BIRTH CONTROL HONEY? Not a surprise to anyone, Edwards is the Pope Catholic?

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Narcissistic sociopath.

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John Edwards for used ScumBag. Nuf said.

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Hello - didn't we always know this guy was morally bankrupt when he made all of his money as an ambulance chasing lawyer before going into politics?

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One message: whenever they are beating the drums as being an upstanding guy with the too-perfect, idealized family...it's a giveaway! Edwards, more than any candidate, would not let up on how great and sacred his marriage and family were...HAHAHAHAH!
Now I can see why Kerry preferred to endorse Obama over his own running-mate-wow. In his autobiographical book, Kerry said that Edwards seemed pretty fake in the end and wouldn't even take his suggestions on top oncologists for his Mrs. Edwards' health... I always liked Kerry because he always was so genuine and scandal-free, even if he's not nearly as smooth as Edwards!!!

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I'm am not mad. I am upset he was perpetrating an honest man, loving husband and father. Not only lying to his wife, children,family,friends, to the world, and the american people. He didn't even have the common decency to use protection. He just behaved so silly and continue to do so.
I know how you can tell if John Edwards is lying? (If his mouth is moving).

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im mad cuz he banged an ugly broad.