Rielle Hunter Affair Devastated Elizabeth Edwards

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Rielle Hunter.

That name alone evoked anger and misery from Elizabeth Edwards until she passed away last week. Surprising? No. But the extent of the toll John Edwards' affair and illegitimate child took on his ailing wife is being revealed for the first time.

Rielle Hunter and Quinn

Interviewer Daphne Barak has kept this information secret until now, as Elizabeth requested. But now, in the wake of Eiizabeth's tragic death last week, she reveals specifically what happened when the scorned wife learned of John's cheating.

In March, Rielle Hunter posed half-dressed, with her baby daughter, in GQ, attacking Elizabeth and sending messages that she and John were still an item.

After years of being lied to, Elizabeth couldn't take it anymore.

“Elizabeth collapsed and had to be hospitalized immediately after that article was published,” Daphne says, adding that she was asked to keep quiet about it.

Elizabeth’s reasons for keeping her collapse from the public were both obvious and more subtle. She wanted to remain a bastion of strength for her children.

Also, there was pride and not wanting to show weakness.

“This isn’t the only time Rielle Hunter’s presence silently hung in the air,” Barak said. “On March 8 when I picked up the telephone to Elizabeth, I told her that I was at the Regency hotel in New York for dinner. But suddenly the line went off."

"I called again, apologizing for us getting cut off, and repeated that I was at the Regency hotel in New York. Bubbly Elizabeth went all of sudden silent.”

“Only minutes later, it hit me - the Regency hotel! For Elizabeth, the Regency Hotel was ‘the crime scene.’ This is where her husband had drinks at the Library (the name of the bar in the Regency) and locked eyes with Rielle Hunter."

John Edwards' affair had begun.

"Then she waited for him outside the hotel at the next light,” she explains of the night Rielle told John he was so hot. “Where everybody’s life changed.”

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what comes around goes around...this woman is heartless...Elizabeth was dying and this woman and john Edwards couldve cared less.one day they will both get paid back.two pieces of garbage.I hope Mrs.Edwards is resting in piece.she was a classy woman and him...he deserves whatever he get

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Rielle what you did to Elizabeth is so unexceptable. KARMA will haunt you the rest of your life, you will never live it down. You might as well go out there and waller with the rest of the whores and slutes. You would fuck a snake for money.You can't hurt Elizabeth any more, but you have that to live with the rest of your life!!!! I hope Quinn dumps you when she grows up because you are a poor excuse for a mother.

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And so a year later 20/20 runs a clip and gets us all thinking about the devastation Edwards and his whore caused his family. If the above poster really thinks that Edwards children are going to be thrilled to have a "family" with that blonde bitch as a mother figure and be happy about it, you're living in a dream world. Or obviously a world where you yourself came into someone's marriage and decided that you were so above it all that you could judge someone's marriage as not working to the point where you could sleep with the woman's husband. Those two killed everyone around them. Edwards made promises and destroyed any trust or confidence the nation had in him. All for what? Sex with an ugly blonde, dyed blonde no doubt. They both deserve the karma bus.

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Walking in the pernsece of giants here. Cool thinking all around!

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john edwards and reille hunter, should both go to hell........that is all I have to say about it. heppy

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john edwards and reille hunter, should both go to hell........that is all I have to say about it. heppy

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It is shameful the pain this tow immoral characters would put Elizabeth through after her devotion to him for 33 years. Even in her time of sickness she put his campaign ahead of her sickness. I do not have breast cancer but having gone though what she went through there is no doubt that the actions of those 2 inconsiderate people hasten her death. her children should have absolutely nothing to do with him, her or her child. Joh Edwards makes Bill Clinton look like an angel. Whatever goes around must come around, whatever goes up must come down. john and reil will reap what they sow.

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John Edwards didn't care what harm and hurt he brought to Elizabeth and it's obvious that he does'nt care about his children either. To allow them to be exposed to his mistress so soon after their Mother's death and let them be told to call his mistress mommy,no thought what this was doing to this children mentally and phycially. What A Dog and mistress not fit to raise this children.

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It should have been Rielle that died of cancer.

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I can't but feel admiration for this woman that put her children above herself.Everyone else seems to fall short. Those that take their happiness above all else deserve the life they earned. Their lives being touched by someone like Elizabeth leaves them blessed but I doubt they can understand that.

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