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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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It's a good day to be John Edwards.

Now that Mark Sanford's affair with Maria Belen Shapur has officially replaced his weird relationship with Rielle Hunter as the political scandal everyone is talking about, maybe the two-time presidential candidate can rebuild his career and reputation.

Or not.

Despite the surprise unveiling of Mark Sanford's affair doing heavy damage to the South Carolina Governor's political future, he did not knock her up at least.

Not that we know of, anyway. For John Edwards, his extramarital boinking of Rielle Hunter is said to have resulted in a love child, and an adorable one too.

Check out this adorable picture of Frances Quinn Hunter, born in 2008, along with that of her alleged former U.S. Senator dad (who denies the allegations).

Rielle is said to be pushing for a DNA test. We don't expect Edwards to agree, but if he's somehow forced to by a court, will it show him to be Frances' pop?

Right now, no one can answer that definitively. But Edwards has been beyond shady, and she has the nicest eyes, much like a certain handsome politician ...

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Is Frances Quinn Hunter John Edwards' love child? Will admitted mistress Rielle Hunter attempt to prove this and thus create more controversy? We can only hope so.

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John Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, has agreed to a bombshell interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, according to the National Enquirer.

"Rielle will break her silence for the first time with Barbara Walters. The interview will air on ABC in June," a source told the celeb news magazine.

It was as inevitable, as the reason is obvious: Rielle is pissed that she went out of her way to vanish and protect John Edwards last August, only to have his wife, Elizabeth, bash her repeatedly in a new memoir and in the press.

"Rielle is so angry with Elizabeth Edwards for trashing her repeatedly while promoting her book," says the Enquirer source. "She's decided to break from John. She's going to defend herself and tell her side of the story!"

In deciding to go public with her side of the story - whatever that is - John Edwards' weird mistress was debating between Walters or Diane Sawyer.

"[Rielle Hunter] thinks Barbara will relate to her better because she admitted to a long-ago extramarital affair in her memoirs," the source revealed.

Rielle Hunter, Frances Quinn Hunter

Moreover, sources say Rielle wants a DNA test to legally establish that her 1-year-old daughter, Frances Quinn, is in fact John Edwards' love child.

Last year, when Edwards admitted the affair, he still denied paternity and Hunter insisted that there would be no DNA test. A former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, claimed to be the father and promptly fell off the face of the Earth.

If baby Frances Quinn is the spawn of John Edwards, she could inherit $10 million of his estimated $40 million fortune. The two-time presidential candidate and Elizabeth have an adult daughter, Cate, and two younger children.

The Enquirer says Rielle is working with a lawyer to take legal action.

"Rielle is going to work with an attorney to make sure her baby is entitled to a share of the Edwards' family wealth," a source close to Hunter divulged.

Hunter decided she wanted a paternity test done after the release of Elizabeth Edwards' new book, Resilience, which labels her "pathetic" and worse.

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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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This is hysterical.

The National Enquirer has released a photograph that it claims is the first and only picture of former U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards and his love child with mistress Rielle Hunter.

The problem? It's a tad grainy.

The stunning “spy photo” (their quotes, not ours) shows John Edwards holding what we are led to believe is his child with Rielle Hunter, daughter Frances Quinn Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles ast month.

That's where the Enquirer recently caught him visiting the baby’s mother, forcing the politician to take refuge in a supply closet. Here's the "damning" picture ...

John Edwards, Rielle Hunter Love Child Photo

According to the Enquirer, John Edwards is holding his love child while standing in front of a distinctive striped curtain.

The same window covering hangs in each one of the hotel’s rooms – and is clearly visible in photos of guest rooms on the hotel’s website.

“These photos are damning proof,” said a source. “He’s been caught lying about his affair with Rielle Hunter and their love child for many months – and now the proof against him is piling up. His elaborate coverup is unraveling.”

Okay, look. We've been saying for weeks that the mainstream media should cover this celebrity scandal. We would not be that surprised if an affair and/or John Edwards-Rielle Hunter love child actually existed.

But come on, Enquirer. Either you have a photo or you don't. What appears above is basically a John Edwards avatar cradling a cyber-baby.

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

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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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