News of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter’s break up comes soon after Hunter’s book, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me came out. The infamous mistress to the former presidential candidate went on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The View” to discuss the split she had with Edwards. She was asked about trashing Edwards’ deceased wife, Elizabeth Edwards, in her book.
Rielle Hunter announced the break up Tuesday.
“We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all,” she said.
Hunter said she still does love Edwards, but whether he loves her is something he’ll have to be asked.
“You have to ask him. I think he does. I mean I feel that he does.”Hunter told George Stephanopoulos on “GMA.”
Rielle gave birth to Edwards’ daughter, Frances Quinn, in 2008. Stephanopoulos asked her if she’d do everything all over again if she knew then what she knows now.
“Would I do that again? No way. Absolutely no,” she answered.
A few hours later Hunter went on “The View” where she told the co-hosts she’s a mother and “not a mistress.”
“I’m a mom, I’m not a mistress,” and “I’m not a big believer in infidelity,” she said.
Whoopi Goldberg specifically asked Hunter how she could trash Elizabeth Edwards — who died of cancer in December 2010. The former mistress of John Edwards wrote in her book that his wife would have fits of “rage,” was “venemous,” and even a “witch on wheels.”
“I wrote the book to tell the truth,” Hunter told Whoopi. “What I was told about their marriage along the way, my experience of that – I was truthful about.”
Then why did Rielle Hunter tell John Edwards he looked “hot” while he was being recorded on video tape during his presidential campaign? If she doesn’t believe in infidelity, what prompted her to flirt with Edwards and carry on an affair? She claims that famous comment just “flew out” of her mouth.
As for the end of their relationship, Hunter said she got tired of the hiding and media scrutiny.
“For me, for my part in it, it’s because I’m no longer interested in hiding, hiding our relationship,” she said. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve had a lot of media scrutiny. It’s complicated and it’s hard. It wears you down after a while.”
Rielle Hunter said she doesn’t regret loving John Edwards. She didn’t reveal which one of them initiated the break up.