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The fact that John Edwards cheated on wife, and almost definitely fathered a son with Rielle Hunter, would be reason enough for Elizabeth Edwards to leave her husband.

But the scorned better half of the former Presidential candidate has stood by her man... until now, sources indicate.

The National Enquirer, which actually broke the Hunter affair last year, claims Edwards cheated on his wife with multiple women; and Elizabeth - who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer - has had enough.

"Elizabeth had always sworn she wouldn't divorce John," an insider told the tabloid. "But every person has a breaking point, and Elizabeth's friends believe she's reached hers.. [she] made it clear to John that she will take him for everything he's got. She will divorce him and claim their $53 million fortune."

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This isn't the first time a separation between the previously adored couple has been reported. In August, magazines actually claimed John was moving in with Rielle, an allegation that seems outlandish, even for this depressing, sordid story.

As for what has truly set Elizabeth off, friends claim she's read portions of the tell-all by Andrew Young - the campaign aide that Edwards allegedly paid off to claim paternity of Hunter's child - and was sickened by what she learned.

"Elizabeth was read portions of Young's book proposal, and she flipped out," said the source. "What really pushed her over the edge is Young's allegation that John had other affairs with women on the campaign trail."

This insider says Elizabeth is prepared to expose all of her husband's secrets in court. Stay tuned. This story is far from over.

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By now we all know the facts. Former presidential candidate John Edwards was caught two-timing his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth, with Rielle Hunter.

There are rumors he also fathered the daughter of the weird videographer. He has adamantly denied this up until now, but his word means nothing.

Rielle Hunter Baby: Frances Quinn Hunter

Given that he's a proven liar, and every piece of circumstantial aligns perfectly, the assumption is that Edwards is the father of Frances Quinn Hunter.

But is an official admission of paternity finally imminent?

According to the New York Times, the disgraced former U.S. Senator from North Carolina may be on the verge of acknowledging what we all know.

Not because he's a good guy or anything - he's effectively being forced to. His former aide Andrew Young, who first claimed to have knocked up Rielle Hunter to cover his boss' a$$, is preparing to publish a book filled with revelations.

Young, who once signed an affidavit stating Frances was his daughter, only to later rescind the claim, testified before a grand jury investigating the use of Edwards' campaign funds. It is theorized that he came clean under oath.

John and Elizabeth Edwards remain married, although how close they are these days is debatable. Among the bombshells reported by the Times:

  • Andrew Young says Edwards pleaded with him to claim paternity of Rielle Hunter's daughter in an attempt to "make the scandal go away."
  • Edwards told Rielle he would marry her after Elizabeth died at a rooftop ceremony at an NYC hotel with the Dave Matthews Band performing.
  • Young claims that he set up meetings between Hunter and Edwards over the course of a year so they could keep their relationship a secret.
  • That Hunter's daughter's middle name, Quinn (similar to the Latin prefix for five) was chosen because the girl is John Edwards' fifth child.

So when's he going to admit it, if at all? Wade Smith, a Raleigh lawyer who represents Edwards, issued a statement about the paternity rumors:

"There may be a statement on that subject at some point, but there is no timetable and we will see how we feel about it as events unfold."

Elizabeth Edwards said on CNN this summer that she hoped any DNA test and results would be private, "for the sake of this child ... in a quiet way."

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The former John Edwards aide who claimed it was he, not the former U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful, who knocked up Rielle Hunter in 2007, now says in a book proposal obtained by the New York Times that Edwards is the father.

Andrew Young says he and Edwards worked with his campaign finance chairman to hide that secret, and he helped facilitate the affair between John and Rielle.

According to the newspaper, Young wrote that Edwards told Hunter they would get married after Edwards' wife, who has terminal breast cancer, passed away.

Edwards told Hunter that the ceremony would be held on a rooftop in New York and the Dave Matthews Band would make an appearance, the Times said.

Because Dave Matthews has nothing better to do than to play a wedding for a disgraced politician marrying his baby mama after his first wife just died.

Rielle with John Edwards' daughter (come on, you know it is) Frances Quinn.

In May, federal investigators began looking into how John Edwards used campaign funds, which he may have used as hush money to buy off Rielle Hunter.

Edwards adamantly denied last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, though he initially denied the affair just as adamantly until he was busted.

Edwards says the affair with Hunter ended in 2006. Andrew Young said in 2007 he was the child's father. Hunter said at the time that Young was the father.

The birth certificate does not list a father's name.

In 2006, Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter's video production firm $100,000 for work. She filmed four web videos for his campaign website.

Then the committee paid another $14,086 on April 1, 2007. Edwards has said the latter payment wa for 100 hours of unused videotape Rielle Hunter shot.

Not only did John Edwards have a mistress, he may have paid her off.

The same day, the Edwards presidential campaign had injected $14,034.61 into the PAC for a "furniture purchase," according to federal election records.

Andrew Young, who fell off the face of the earth after admitting paternity, is thought to be rolling over on Edwards after being forced to testify under oath.

He recently signed a book deal with St. Martin's Press. There was a confidentiality agreement, and how the Times obtained the proposal is unknown.

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Amid reports that two-time presidential hopeful John Edwards is getting ready to announce and admit paternity of former mistress Rielle Hunter's 18-month-old daughter, Elizabeth Edwards says she expects a DNA test will take place.

During a Wednesday appearance with CNN's Larry King to debate health care reform, Elizabeth was asked about DNA testing of the child of Rielle Hunter.

"My expectation is that, at some point, something happens," she said. "And I hope for the sake of this child that it happens, you know, in a quiet way."

Numerous reports, including some from actual news sources, say a DNA test already proved Edwards is the father. Rumors that his admission of paternity is forthcoming have arisen amid a grand jury inquiry into Edwards' campaign finances.

In any case, Elizabeth Edwards says things are quiet around her house, contrary to gossip and speculation regarding her moving out in a fit of rage.

Frances Quinn Hunter

John Edwards with wife Elizabeth; Rielle Hunter with daughter Frances.

Despite a National Enquirer cover story this week that claims she recently packed her bags in anger over John's alleged decision to move Hunter and their love child into a home near his North Carolina beach house, Elizabeth Edwards told King:

"Things are actually going fine. We're getting the children ready for their new school year. Everything seems to be going pretty smoothly at my house."

As for her health, Elizabeth, who was diagnosed in early 2007 (right around when John probably knocked up Rielle) with incurable breast cancer, says:

"The numbers don't look that optimistic, but I feel good. And I've had recent tests that show me to be in pretty good health, all things considered."

And, she added, "I'm still out here fighting."

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John Edwards is in the process of moving Rielle Hunter love child into his North Carolina neighborhood, where he will help raise their love child.

That's today's John-Rielle gossip from the National Enqurier.

Rielle Hunter Baby: Frances Quinn Hunter

Absurd as this sounds, we have to mention with every story that the Enquirer has been right every step of the way regarding Hunter so far. So they get a small sliver of leeway here. At least enough for us to reproduce this nonsense.

In a stunning change of heart, the celebrity gossip tabloid claims the former presidential hopeful has embraced parenthood of baby daughter Frances.

The Enquirer also says John's cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth exploded in a rage when he told her of his parenting plans and that he's moving Rielle Hunter and her baby to Wilmington, N.C., near his $2.6 million waterfront mansion.

The bombshell comes on the heels of reports that John Edwards underwent a DNA test which proved he fathered the love child with Rielle.

"John is definitely behind Rielle's move to Wilmington," said a supposed insider. "There's absolutely no way that [Edwards] didn't approve or arrange her moving closer to him - it's all part of his new plan to do the right thing."

Rielle Hunter is moving in! Or nearby! Or not moving at all, who knows.

So when he cheated on his terminally ill wife with a weird videographer who he knocked up, paid hush money out of his campaign war chest, then denied any knowledge of, that was the wrong thing. This is the right thing. Just checking.

"John's admitted to his family and close friends that he's the father of Frances. He says he wants to be a part of her life and help raise his daughter."

According to reports, Edwards has made a decision to publicly announce the DNA test results before the conclusion of a grand jury investigation into his possible violation of campaign finance laws. He has yet to actually do this, however.

As for Edwards' long-suffering wife Elizabeth, she is apparently livid that John intended to help raise the toddler and have Rielle as a neighbor.

"Elizabeth was hit with an overwhelming one-two punch," a source said.

"She's always figured the child may be John's, but the positive DNA result really floored her. And as if that wasn't bad enough, John told Elizabeth he needed to be in his daughter's life - and that Rielle was moving to North Carolina.

"He told Elizabeth he was tired of all the lies, and that's why he was ready to publicly admit Frances is his baby. That's when Elizabeth exploded! In a fit of rage, she just grabbed a suitcase and started packing her things..."

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John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter's child.

So says Fox and WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C. If you don't believe those news outlets, are you going to bet against the National Enquirer and Washington Post?

You may scoff. But the Enquirer, after all, was the source that broke the Rielle Hunter story in 2007 and 2008, and it has been right every step of the way.

Even the Washington Post says he's the daddy at this point, reporting Saturday that medical evidence shows Edwards fathered the baby he denies is his.

"Multiple sources confirm the bombshell development, and reveal that lawyers for the disgraced presidential candidate are privately hammering out child support payments with his former lover Rielle Hunter," says the Enquirer's report.

"John Edwards - who hotly denied he was the child's father when he publicly confessed his affair with Rielle on ABC's Nightline a year ago - has broken the news to his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth Edwards, sources say."

Hopefully Motel 6 offers good monthly rates, John. Sources say Edwards will admit paternity soon in some public manner. That ought to be something.

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John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are totally parents!

With his paternity over Frances Quinn Hunter all but established, the debate now shifts to whether anyone cares. John is already washed up politically, having cheated on his terminally ill wife and knocked up a weird videographer.

That's bad, even as political sex scandals go, so there was really no coming back from it for him, and most people assumed the kid was probably his anyway.

But Edwards is etching his legacy in the annals of the country's greatest hypocrites. He lied and denied the affair with Rielle Hunter. He then acknowledged it when he had no choice, but denied the kid was his. That was a lie too.

A lot of people believed in the guy and his "two Americas" message. Imagine the Democrats' plight if he had won Iowa in 2008 instead of finishing second.

Politicians, like the rest of us, are flawed human beings, and perhaps they should not be placed on a pedestal. But one has to wonder about the judgment and character involved in hooking up with a woman who is filming web videos for you.

And allegedly paying her hush money out of your campaign funds.

The cumulative effect is to chip away at public confidence in all elected officials, which is a shame. If Edwards wants to salvage an ounce of credibility, he should come clean about his relationship with Rielle Hunter and put this to rest.

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North Carolina's WRAL News says it expects former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to admit that he is the father of former mistress' Rielle Hunter's daughter.

This report comes on the heels of a Thursday article that claimed a DNA test proves Edwards is father to Frances Quinn Hunter, who is 18 months old.

Rielle Hunter Baby: Frances Quinn Hunter

Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, confessed last August to an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer on his 2008 campaign.

John has denied fathering her daughter, saying his relationship with Rielle Hunter ended before the child was conceived. However, he was busted visiting Rielle in a Beverly Hills hotel last summer after the little girl had already been born.

This incident forced him to admit the affair, which he initially denied as well. The name of Frances' father is left blank on her birth certificate.

Andrew Young, a long-time Edwards campaign aide, initially claimed to have knocked up Rielle Hunter, then promptly disappeared from the planet. But Young is reportedly now writing a book in which he will claim Edwards is the father.

Rielle Hunter spent nine hours last Thursday at the federal courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., where the grand jury was meeting. She brought Frances Quinn along.

One likely reason for Young's change of heart? A federal subpoena.

A grand jury is investigating whether John Edwards' campaign funds were illegally paid to Rielle's "production company" to keep her quiet about the affair.

Andrew Young was at the federal courthouse in July when the grand jury was meeting. It is unclear if Edwards will face criminal charges for the payments.

Sources said Edwards' public admission of paternity could come before the end of the criminal investigation, however, as he's being backed into a corner.

The shady politician would almost certainly prefer to keep lying, as he did about the affair for quite awhile, but the investigation may be forcing his hand.

If Elizabeth Edwards hasn't already kicked her cheating, lying husband of the house, this ought to be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back.

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Sources say a DNA test shows what we already knew - that former presidential hopeful John Edwards fathered former campaign aide Rielle Hunter's baby.

The National Enquirer, which last year broke the story of Edwards' affair with the weird campaign videographer, said the test was taken after Hunter tried to get financial help from Edwards for her 18-month-old daughter, Frances Quinn.

Rielle Hunter agreed to testify to a federal grand jury investigating John Edwards for allegedly paying "hush" money out of his campaign coffers to Hunter and another former aide who claimed paternity of the child, Andrew Young.

Fall guy Young is rumored to have turned on Edwards. Rielle Hunter was spotted last week in Raleigh, N.C., entering a federal courthouse and staying nine hours.

John Edwards adamantly denied during a confessional interview with ABC News that he fathered the child with Hunter, saying he welcomed a paternity test.

Conveniently, Rielle said at the time she would not allow it.

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Rielle Hunter's daughter Frances has her daddy's eyes, doesn't she?

Also convenient for John Edwards? Andrew Young has said from the start that he was the child's father, and fell off the face of the Earth. Problem solved!

Until the feds got involved, that is.

Investigators want to know the real reason Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter's "production company" $100,000 for "work" in 2006, then paid her another $14,086 on April 1, 2007. Suspicious for four brief web videos, no?

Grand jury proceedings are kept secret until charges are filed, and the U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh has declined to confirm or deny there is an investigation. However, Edwards has already acknowledged his finances being scrutinized.

Andrew Young hasn't spoken publicly since saying he was the father in 2007. He is rumored to have possess a Rielle-John Edwards sex tape, too.

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John Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, showed up a federal courthouse this morning in Raleigh, N.C. Her reason for being there was not immediately clear.

We do know that Edwards acknowledged he is under federal investigation over huge payments to Hunter's video production company, though he denies wrongdoing.

Robin Zier, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney, declined to comment on Hunter and why she was at the courthouse, or whether a grand jury was meeting there.

John Edwards admitted last August that he had had an affair with Rielle Hunter, in 2006, when he was running for the Democratic nomination for president.

His big admission came after his affair was first exposed in 2007, at which point he denied it, only to get busted sneaking into a hotel with her in mid-2008.

Rielle's one-year-old daughter Francis Quinn, born last year, is rumored to be the love child of John Edwards and Hunter, though he has denied such claims.

Rielle Hunter and Frances Quinn Edwards Hunter arrive in court.

Rielle Hunter was hired to make a movie about Edwards as he made a second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination eventually won by Barack Obama.

Edwards is under scrutiny over making $114,000 in payments to Hunter's company. Using money from a political action committee for personal issues? Illegal.

His former aide Andrew Young, believed to be their go-between, and who claims to be the father of the baby, is rumored to be involved in the investigation.

He may also have a John Edwards sex tape, depending on what you read.

"I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly," he said in May. "However, I know it is the role of government to ensure this is true."

"We have made available to the United States the people and the information necessary to help get the issue resolved efficiently and in a timely manner."

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John Edwards' former aide, Andrew Young, appeared before a Federal Grand Jury Investigation last night at the Terry Sanford Federal Building in Raleigh, N.C.

Young, a longtime Edwards loyalist, met with the Feds regarding how his former employer spent the funds earmarked for his 2008 presidential campaign.

Yesterday, we reported how Andrew Young has been shopping a tell-all book about John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter and the cover-up surrounding it.

The book supposedly will detail how Edwards is the father of Hunter's baby  girl - not Young, despite his initial public claim of paternity - as well the alleged Rielle Hunter-John Edwards sex tape Young recently uncovered.

Sex tape or no sex tape, it now appears Young has greater motivation to come clean about the cover up than book royalties - he's out to save his own ass.

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The National Enquirer reports that the cover-up was allegedly bankrolled by the late Fred Baron, an Edwards supporter who had been instrumental in making hush money payments to Rielle Hunter in the aftermath of her affair with John.

With John Edwards now under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds funneled to his mistress, it is believed that Young, who originally took the fall for the politician, may be willing to spill the beans in exchange for immunity.

Conspiracy to misuse federal campaign funds for personal use is a felony, and with Young, the former fall guy, revealing what he knows now, he would not be liable for perjury if called to testify in a Federal Grand Jury investigation.

The Edwards campaign is alleged to have paid Hunter to leave town after the affair became public, as well as for her to keep quiet about DNA testing.

Despite being forced to admit sleeping with Rielle after the Enquirer busted him red-handed, Edwards has denied paternity and financial wrongdoing.