Rielle Hunter: I'm Sorry! I Behaved Badly! I Suck at Life!

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Rielle Hunter.

The mere mention of John Edwards' mistress elicits everything from eye-rolls to rage among the public. She is acknowledging this publicly, years later.

While hoping to move copies of her book, of course.

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Rielle Hunter, who gave birth to John Edwards' love child Frances Quinn Hunter in between his '04 and '08 presidential bids, will go down in history.

As the woman he cheated on and tried to cover up his affair with while running for the highest office in the world, she is the poster woman for infidelity.

Her lack of remorse - especially given that John's now-deceased wife Elizabeth Edwards was fighting cancer - did not exactly help her approval ratings.

She's aware of this, at long last, claiming she "behaved badly" and was "selfish" among other things in the "revised" edition of her book, which includes the mea culpa:

I behaved badly. That may seem obvious to you but it's taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself. For years I was so viciously attacked by the media and the world that I felt like a victim. I now realize that the attacks are actually beside the point. The point is: I behaved badly.

I am very sorry for my wrong, selfish behavior. Back in 2006, I did not think about the scope of my actions, how my falling in love with John Edwards, and acting on that love, could hurt so many people. I hurt Elizabeth and her kids. I hurt her family. I hurt John's family. I hurt people that knew Elizabeth. I hurt people who didn't know Elizabeth but loved her from afar. I hurt people who gave their hard earned dollars to a campaign - a cause they believed in. I hurt people who are married and believe in marriage. Many of these people have let me know that I hurt them.

Unfortunately, I was not thinking about anyone but myself. I was selfish. I fell in love with John Edwards and wanted to be with him and that desire trumped everything else.

And then instead of apologizing when I should have, I went on to hurt more people by writing a book. I truly did not realize at that time how damaged I was and because of that, when I wrote my book I made more mistakes, ones I feel horrible about.

My publisher came up with the idea of me going through my book and annotating all of my regrets and mistakes. I liked that idea. I thought it was innovative and interesting, but of course the actual execution of that idea turned out to be excruciating. Owning your past mistakes is no day at the beach but I do believe it is an important endeavor to undertake.

I am a product of infidelity. Both of my parents cheated on each other, and as a kid it damaged me. I then grew up, fell in love with a married man, and caused even more damage. I believe history often repeats itself if you do not take responsibility and change it. Infidelity is wrong. It hurts people. It hurt me and then I in turn also hurt people. It is a chain of pain. One I do not wish to pass on to my own daughter.

I am sincerely sorry for my bad behavior, and for hurting anyone. If I hurt you, I am sorry. It was not my intention, I was thoughtless and selfish, and I am sorry.

Do you forgive Rielle?

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Seems the main purpose of this"annotated" revision was to see how many times she could use the word HURT. What a yokel.

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I do not hate Rielle Hunter for what she did(It happens to a lot of people)
I do dislike the way she hurt so many people in the process.She knew she
was very ill.I blame John Edwards for not having more control over what he did,and not thinking about his family.He was very wrong to have started this whole thing with her. Macee

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Yes, Rielle...you suck at life!!!!! Rielle...YOU SUCK PERIOD!!!!! THOUGHTLESS HOMEWRECKING BITCH!!!!!!

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This woman is sick. The public embarrassment she's done to Elizabeth while alive and her children can never be forgotten. Those poor younger children didn't deserve it. Worst yet was to publish a book, which I refused to buy or read also, was horrible and viscous. Its all out sadly.hopefully the remaining family will have no involvement with her.only the child.i don't even believe her.she showed her true colors. Just full of excuses. John Edwards made a big mistake, I blame him as well.

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What a sad excuse for a human being. In a few years she will release another edited version to correct this second version that is out to correct her first version. Lots of excuses Rielle, none of them valid.

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Honestly, Who gives a royal shit?"

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@ Move On.Org Says,

HONESTLY- You do- that's why you ended with an exclamation point!!!!!!!!!!!!

Limom

"Do you forgive Rielle?" It's up to the people she hurt whether or not THEY want to or can forgive her. Writing another book might help her financially & it might help her feel better but it sure doesn't help the people she hurt. I'd like to know what she's doing to make amends for her terrible choices before I can say whether or not she's truly sorry or still selfishly thinking about herself despite how it affects other people. I doubt John Edwards children will ever forgive her. She knowingly & willingly helped to destroy their world.

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WHITE PEOPLE : THE ONLY THING "ELICITED" FROM THESE SEMETIC (ARAB ,INDIAN ,JEW , HISPANIC SOUTH ASIAN RAT PEOPLE ) AND NEGRO DARKIES IS THEIR ENVY AND HATRED OF OUR WHITE , BLONDE WOMAN .... !! ARRRRR ,, U MINORITY "WOMEN " JEALOUS !!! BECAUSE U ARE TOO DARK , TOO HAIRY , TO FUGLY TO BE CONSIDERED HUMAN IN THE WHITE WORLD !!!! YES, IT'S TRUE .....

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Don't fuck another womans husband.

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an american 'Love Child' is a european 'Bastard Kid'!!

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@ abe

FUCK you Abraham. The child is an innocent.

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@ abe

Bingo.

Rielle Hunter Biography

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Rielle Hunter Quotes

He was very real and authentic. He was an inspiration to me.

Rielle Hunter [on John Edwards]

One of the great things about John Edwards is that he's so open and willing to try new things and do things in new ways.

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