Rielle Hunter Picture (John Edwards' Mistress)

Rielle Hunter (a.k.a. Lisa Hunter, a.k.a. Lisa Druck, a.k.a. Rielle Jaya James Druck) is a strange name that will live in political - and celebrity gossip - infamy.

We like to refer to her as The Rielle Deal, but frankly, we've received conflicting reports as to how the Florida native's name is actually pronounced. Oh well.

But on to the good stuff. in late 2007 it was rumored that Rielle Hunter, a woman linked to presidential candidate John Edwards in a cheating scandal, was pregnant — and John Edwards is rumored to be the father of her daughter, Francis Quinn Hunter.

After getting caught visiting her in a hotel, Edwards admitted, as of August 2008, that he did in fact have an affair with Hunter. While his class act wife, Elizabeth Edwards, was battling breast cancer no less. Not very noble of the man.

We don't expect Rielle Hunter to receive a lot of good press in the future. Nor should she really.

The cheating scandal appeared to die down after Edwards' initial denials in 2007, but six months later, in summer of 2008, John was cornered in a hotel where Rielle Hunter was staying in Beverly Hils - with their supposed baby.

All VERY interesting. With the 2008 Democratic National Convention just around the corner, the pressure was on Edwards to confront the rumors, and he finally admitted he slept with Rielle Hunter.

He maintained the baby was not his, but his account of the story is very shady, and (conveniently) Rielle Hunter rejected the idea that there will be any paternity testing taking place anytime soon, despite his heartfelt offers to take one.

The story seemed to die down for a bit, but you knew it was only a matter of time.

Wouldn't you know it, come 2010, John is being investigated for using campaign funds to cover up his affair, and the aide who originally said he knocked up Rielle is coming out with a tell-all book.

Basically, John Edwards had no choice and admitted on January 21, 2010, that he did in fact knock up Rielle Hunter. So there you go. Dude is a liar and the National Enquirer was right all along.

Who would have guessed? Nice going, Rielle Hunter!

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.

Rielle Hunter