Rielle Hunter exposes herself as one of John Edwards’s several mistresses while clarifying that she was not his only lover.
Rielle Hunter wrote a memoir, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, as a dedication to her daughter, Frances Quinn, whom is four-years-old. Hunter told Newscore this is her way of giving "one entirely truthful public account of how she came into the world. After all, this is her story too."
Rielle Hunter describes Edwards’s parenting methods in the memoir and her uncertainties of him as a father. Hunter also highlights details of the affair leading up to Elizabeth Edwards’s death.
While John Edwards has not yet responded to Rielle Hunter’s memoir, Hunter said she does not feel bad for Edwards’s wife. Elizabeth Edwards died of breast cancer in 2010. Hunter said that when Edwards’s wife discovered the affair, she called Edwards’s mistress from several phone numbers to intimidate her, according to Newscore.
When Rielle Hunter first met John Edwards, he told her that he had three other mistresses. Rielle Hunter said Edwards later informed her that his other mistresses were fabricated to prevent Hunter from becoming attached. But Hunter wrote in “What Really Happened” that his other mistresses did exist, and that he told all of them the same thing.
Hunter included previous conversations with John Edwards where he predicted that indictment would bring a sentence in a low-security prison in VA. According to the The Associated Press, Hunter told him she would move there with Frances Quinn if that became the case.
Rielle Hunter remains supportive and devoted to John Edwards. Hunter told ABC, "I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out," she writes. "But I can honestly say that the ending is of no concern to me anymore. The love is here. And as sappy as it may sound, I love living in love."
While New York publishers would not accept Rielle Hunter’s memoir due to its negative message, it will be available on June 26 through BenBella Books in Dallas.
Rielle Hunter had an interview with ABC, which will air this Friday.