08:03 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 03/28/2013 01:40PM
Cate Edwards has revealed how she found out her father, John Edwards, had an affair with Rielle Hunter.
"He told me," the attorney and author, 31, tells Today in an episode airing Friday, of the former Democratic presidential candidate. "I guess he and my mom decided that that was, you know, how it needed to be done."
As for her reaction, Cate says, "I was devastated and I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents. I had grown up with a lot of love in my family. And it was hard to see them go through this."
Originally posted 06/26/2012 10:15AM
Well, that was fast.
Just a week after she told PEOPLE she was still dating John Edwards and the two were spotted getting cozy at their North Carolina beach house, Rielle Hunter says that they are no longer in a relationship (again).
"We are a family, but as of the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," she said on Tuesday's Good Morning America, the same day her tell-all arrives in bookstores. "Not at all."
Originally posted 06/18/2012 02:15PM
In Rielle Hunter's new memoir What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me – out June 26 and excerpted exclusively in the upcoming issue of PEOPLE – Hunter reveals for the first time the full story of her affair with John Edwards, excruciating new details about his wife Elizabeth's wrath upon her discovery of their relationship, and what kind of father Edwards is to their little girl, Quinn, 4.
Hunter's book begins with their now-famous first encounter in Feb. 2006, when she glimpsed Edwards at New York's Regency Bar and declared, "You're so hot." But her chronicle reveals much more about their passionate romance and, explosively, his revelation that she was not his first mistress, despite his 32-year marriage to Elizabeth.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 03:00PM
Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of John Edwards and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, has written what the publisher promises to be a revealing memoir hitting the shelves later this month.
What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me is being billed as a tell-all about the events behind the dramatic downfall of Edwards, whose political corruption trial ended Thursday with an acquittal on one charge and a mistrial on others.
"We are delighted to publish Rielle Hunter's memoir. A lot has been said. But no one has heard the truth of what really happened until now," Glenn Yeffeth, publisher of BenBella Books, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 03:05PM
She's the witness everyone is anxiously awaiting at the John Edwards trial. The courtroom is packed daily with anticipation, with talk of setting up an overflow room for extra reporters if she appears.
Rielle Hunter, the mistress with whom Edwards has a child, has been at the center of his campaign corruption trial, but so far has been an invisible presence – only spoken about by other witnesses.
As the defense for former presidential candidate begins its case, lawyers are faced with whether to call Hunter as a witness, a decision both fraught with risk but offering a potential windfall.
Originally posted 05/11/2012 02:15PM
At its core, it's a case about money, but at each stage John Edwards's character also seems to be on trial.
After 14 days of testimony in a Greensboro, N.C., courtroom, prosecutors on Thursday rested a case that both alleged criminal misuse of campaign funds and laid bare the implosion of a once-promising political figure.
Even before the defense called its first witness, legal analysts said the prosecution's case was far from a slam-dunk.
Originally posted 04/24/2012 03:00PM
When John Edwards learned that Rielle Hunter was pregnant with his child, he reacted with disbelief – and a verbal swipe at his mistress, a witness testified Tuesday.
"She's a 'crazy slut,' " former aide Andrew Young says Edwards told him.
Testifying Tuesday in the second day of Edwards's criminal trial in Greensboro, N.C., Young recalled delivering the news to Edwards in the summer of 2007 after Hunter called Young at home.
Describing his phone conversation with Edwards, Young testified, "He was very concerned. He was angry."
Originally posted 10/26/2011 01:00PM
It was Monique Lhuillier for Cate Edwards's recent wedding to her longtime beau, Trevor Upham, and there were no wardrobe changes, either.
The elegant bride wore the strapless gown with its elaborately draped skirt for dinner and dancing, too, during her Oct. 22 nuptials.
As for that dress, a girlfriend of the bride said it was love at first sight for Cate. "That was the first dress she tried on," the girlfriend tells PEOPLE, "which was fitting because Trevor was her first love."
Originally posted 09/23/2011 08:00PM
Cate Edwards is getting ready to walk down the aisle and though her late mother, Elizabeth, won't be there for the ceremony, the bride-to-be says she'll be in her thoughts.
"We got engaged shortly before she passed away, and we got a chance to really talk about what the wedding would be like," Edwards tells Andrea Mitchell in an NBC News report.
"[My mom] was so happy because she loves my fiancé [Trevor Upham]," she says, "and knew that I was on this path that she was happy with and comfortable with."
As for the ceremony, Cate, 29, says, "We talked a lot about the wedding and little details, and I'll obviously be thinking about her a lot that day."
Originally posted 06/03/2011 03:10PM
A federal grand jury has charged John Edwards with breaking campaign finance laws by using political funds to cover up his affair and out-of-wedlock child with Rielle Hunter while he was running for president in 2008.
He was indicted Friday in North Carolina on six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements.
Edwards arrived Friday at the federal courthouse Winston-Salem, N.C., with his daughter Cate for his initial appearance before U.S. District Judge Patrick Auld. Edwards pleaded not guilty.
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