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In a move wives everywhere will surely laud, Elizabeth Edwards has supposedly kicked her cheating husband, former Senator John Edwards, to the curb.

Elizabeth stood by him even after news of his affair (and alleged love child) with weird filmmaker mistress Rielle Hunter shocked the world this summer.

The cancer-stricken health care advocate and mother of two recently showed up for a presentation at George Washington University - without her husband or her wedding ring in sight. Could her husband of 29 years be history?

Elizabeth Edwards and John Edwards

HAPPIER TIMES: Elizabeth Edwards and John Edwards share a lighter moment in pre-Rielle Hunter times. Or at least pre-she-knew-about-Rielle Hunter times.

A source tells the New York Post that John Edwards is no longer living with Elizabeth and that the couple has separated. Reps for Elizabeth had no comment.

News of Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter first broke late last year, but he denied it. Things blew over until he was caught visiting Hunter and her baby - the paternity of which remains highly questionable - in a Beverly Hills hotel.

His political career is toast regardless, but if it turns out he did knock up Rielle, that might just top Bristol Palin as the top political pregnancy story of '08.

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When you have cancer and your husband cheats on you with - and possibly knocks up - Rielle Hunter? Yeah, we can see trust being a problem after that.

Elizabeth Edwards, 59, is speaking out for the first time since her husband, John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, admitted he had an extramarital affair with the filmmaker.

"There's a lot of adjustment to make," she told the Detroit Free Press, adding that she remains in "an ongoing process of finding your feet again."

"Trust [is] probably the most difficult hurdle."

Elizabeth and John Edwards in May 2008.

The story of John Edwards' relationship with Hunter broke in December 2007, but he denied it until he got caught visiting her at a Beverly Hills hotel this July.

Edwards then admitted to the affair in August, but claims it ended in 2006 and he only engaged in relations with Hunter while Elizabeth's cancer was in remission.

Like that makes it okay. He also denies he is the father of Rielle Hunter's daughter, born this Februrary. His former aide Andrew Young has claimed paternity - yet has provided no financial assistance to Hunter, nor has he been heard from since.

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Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' infamous mistress, talked to Extra last year while promoting the "webisodes" she created for the Democrat.

You know, the really short, insignifcant web videos she got paid $114,000 to make because she happened to be banging the candidate?

Rielle Hunter Baby: Frances Quinn Hunter

Right. This is not that interview, but rather clips of it spliced together with faux questions from 236.com, a division of The Huffington Post.

See how Rielle Hunter really feels about John Edwards ...

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Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards promised his mistress Rielle Hunter they will reunite ... once his cancer-stricken wife dies.

That's according to the latest report from the National Enquirer, which first broke the scandal of their affair - and possible love child - in late 2007.

Since then, the celebrity gossip tabloid has never let up, forcing Edwards to finally admit the affair August 8. But many, many questions linger.

The magazine also reports that Rielle Hunter refuses to make John Edwards take a paternity test, which he offered (perhaps facetiously) to take in his recent "tell-all" interview, because she fears it will jeopardize their future together.

John Edwards denies he is the father of Hunter's daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, who was born on February 27.

Former aide Andrew Young has claimed paternity (and virtually vanished) while another Edwards associate, Fred Baron, has been paying Hunter off.

But Edwards remains in contact with Rielle Hunter even now.

The North Carolina politician called her after his August 8 confession on ABC, reportedly telling her: "We'll be together when Elizabeth is gone."

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The day prior to John Edwards' admission to an affair with Rielle Hunter, she and her six-month old daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, were secretly flown out of the U.S. on a chartered Lear jet, the National Enquirer says.

The private flight cost $50,000 and was paid for by John Edwards’ pals. The Hunters were the lone passengers aboard the eight-hour flight.

Their destination: St. Croix in the Virgin Islands!

There, Rielle Hunter and the baby stayed in an oceanfront home owned by controversial trial lawyer Lee Rohn, another close friend of Edwards.

Rohn offered only a terse “No comment!” when questioned about it.

Rielle Hunter Baby: Frances Quinn Hunter

John Edwards insists he is not the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. One of his close staff members, Andrew Young, is claiming paternity, yet Frances' California birth certificate lists no father, and many questions linger.

After the celebrity gossip tabloid discovered Hunter's island hideaway with Rohn, she was moved to a nearby motel on the island before returning to Santa Barbara, Calif., on August 17, according to another source.

An Enquirer reporter then saw Rielle back in her California home, which is being paid for by Edwards’ former finance chairman, Fred Baron.

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John Edwards' former finance chairman is emerging as the point man in the plan to conceal his affair with Rielle Hunter, according to reports.

Fred Baron, a high-profile Dallas lawyer, has strong ties to the attorneys now representing Edwards' infamous mistress, as well as to Andrew Young, the former candidate's campaign aide who claims he fathered her baby.

Rielle Hunter's New York lawyer, Robert Gordon, was unsuccessfully sued on a racketeering complaint along with Fred Baron and his law firm in 2001.

Andrew Young's Washington lawyer, Pamela Marple, defended them.

Fred Baron (above, left) has acknowledged personally giving Rielle Hunter (above, right) and Young - who actually lived together along with Young's wife in the same house at one point - money to get out of North Carolina.

The Edwards campaign hired Hunter, despite limited experience, to produce a series of short videos about the Democratic presidential candidate.

Edwards (seen with Andrew Young, below), in part with donations from Baron's wife, reportedly paid Hunter an additional $14,000 from his political action committee for 100 hours of unused footage shot for the videos.

That came in addition to more than $100,000 paid to Rielle Hunter for the "Webisodes," which were ultimately yanked from Edwards' site.

John Edwards with Andrew Young, his former campaign aide who says he fathered the child of Rielle Hunter. But what do Young and Fred Baron really know?

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Granted, we already knew John Edwards was a liar. Dude had denied rumors of an affair with Rielle Hunter for weeks, only to be forced to admit the truth last week due to pressure from the Democratic party.

According to Us Weekly and former FBI Unit Chief and polygraph examiner Jack Trimarco, though, Edwards continued to fudge the facts in his August 8 Nightline interview about the fling.

You Idiot!

Trimarco analyzed portions of the interview - posted below - and says that Edwards' frequent attempts to dodge questions, along with his shady body language, imply he often lied during the conversation.

For example, Edwards was asked if the story of the affair was accurate. His reply?

"I've been in love for the same woman for 30-plus years.... Warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known. So the story's just false."

Thanks for that description of Elizabeth Edwards, Senator, but as Trimarco says, he's "not answering the question. He's buying time to give an appropriate, innocent response. They weren't asking, 'How great is your wife?' They were asking about the accuracy of the story.

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Furthermore, when the photo of Edwards supposedly holding Hunter's baby was brohched, the cheating husband asked: "The picture in the tabloid?"

Tisk, tisk, responds Trimarco: "When a person is getting ready to tell a lie, they repeat the question back because they need time to formulate an innocent response.

Overall, there may still be more to this story. Trimarco, for one, certainly doesn't buy all of what Edwards was selling during the interview.

"It's pretty clear that when John Edwards is getting ready to tell a lie, his affect is inappropriate," Trimarco said. "He smiles a lot during this interview when he shouldn't be smiling. It's almost like a nervous preparation to get his lie out."

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The man claiming to be the father of John Edwards' mistress' five-month-old baby has remained quiet since the former Democratic U.S. Senator admitted to his affair with Rielle Hunter but denied fathering her love child.

No one even knows what Andrew Young looks like!

Just the same, he's been laying low but sticking by his claim that he's the father. Some close to the scandal say that Andrew Young is being used as a fall guy by Edwards - and is not the father of Rielle's baby.

A former well-placed campaign worker, who claims to have inside knowledge of the relationship with John Edwards during the time Rielle Hunter, a videographer, was working for his campaign, told FOX News in an email:

"There was no relationship between her and Andrew Young."

Frances Quinn Hunter, called Quinn, was born on February 27, 2008. No father is listed on the child's birth certificate in California.

Who put the baby inside Rielle Hunter, seen here late last year?

In December, when the National Enquirer reported that a then-pregnant Rielle Hunter was having an affair with Edwards, Andrew Young released a statement through his attorney Pamela Marple claiming he was the father.

"Senator Edwards knew nothing about the relationship between these former co-workers, which began when they worked together in 2006."

But questions continue to swirl about who is the real father.

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It takes a pretty huge jackass to attempt to turn John Edwards into the victim after sleeping with Rielle Hunter and then covering it up.

Not to worry, though: Rush Limbaugh is up to the task.

On the August 12 broadcast of his national radio show, Rush Limbaugh said of former Sen. John Edwards' extramarital affair:

"I've got a theory about the motivations ... We know - we've been told that Elizabeth Edwards is smarter than John Edwards... Ergo, if Elizabeth Edwards is smarter than John Edwards, is it likely that she thinks she knows better than he does what his speeches ought to contain and what kind of things he ought to be doing, strategy wise? Could it have been her decision to keep going with the campaign? In other words, could it be that she doesn't shut up? That's as far as I'm going to go."

But it wasn't as far as he went.

Rush Limbaugh later added, "It just seems to me that John Edwards might be attracted to a woman whose mouth did something other than talk."

In case it wasn't clear what he meant, Limbaugh elaborated in a subsequent segment: "My theory, that I just explained to you about why - you know, what could have John Edwards' motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk."

Wow.

To sum up, the blowhard (who's thrice divorced, BT-dubs) believes that if Elizabeth Edwards channeled her inner Antonella Barba more often, John would never have strayed into the arms of Rielle Hunter. It's an interesting theory.

We could go on for pages about this, but instead, we'll turn it over to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. Follow the jump for his take on Rush ...

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John Edwards admitting his affair with Rielle Hunter on ABC's Nightline last Friday confirmed the National Enquirer's nearly year-long investigation of his unethical conduct - which Edwards still says is "99 percent" false.

Well, now the Enquirer has uncovered more information that suggests its reporting is anything but - and Edwards' story is shaky at best.

"John Edwards is still lying!" a close source to the former candidate said. "He lied to his wife, to Rielle, and through his TV interview!"

Videographer Rielle Hunter was paid big bucks - over $100,000 - to film just four short web videos of then-candidate John Edwards in 2006.

Other potential John Edwards-Rielle Hunter revelations today:

  • It appears Edwards secretly visited Rielle Hunter and their alleged love child three separate times at the Beverly Hilton hotel in L.A. this year - two more than he claims. He was caught red-handed July 21.
  • Edwards did confess the affair to his wife, as he claimed on TV, in 2006. But he then restarted it, and depending on who you believe, was still sexually involved with Rielle when she became pregnant.
  • Despite Edwards' heartfelt offers to take a paternity test (which Rielle Hunter conveniently said she's not going to allow), he has apparently refused several offers to submit his DNA to one in the past.
  • Despite his denials, Edwards was very much aware that his former finance committee chairman, Fred Baron, was funneling money to Rielle.
  • Moreover, Edwards operatives are still paying off Rielle Hunter, who was whisked away on a private jet two days before he confessed!
  • Federal investigators are considering launching an investigation into John Edwards' use of campaign funds.

Amazing stuff. Stay tuned, we have a hunch this isn't over yet.

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I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established.

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In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs.

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