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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 06/20/2012 06:15PM
After years of living in hiding, Rielle Hunter – the mistress whose relationship with John Edwards ended his bid for the presidency and his marriage to Elizabeth Edwards – says she isn't interested in a secret life anymore.
"I fell in love with a married man and became something I wasn't in order to be with him," Hunter tells PEOPLE exclusively, accompanying an excerpt of her new memoir, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.
In this week's issue, Hunter, 48, reveals, "We're still together as a couple." Though she won't predict their future. "Marriage? Have no idea," she says. "I'm not a big fan of the institution but never say never."
Originally posted 06/19/2012 05:55PM
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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 06/13/2012 04:50PM
John Edwards will not face another trial.
On Wednesday, government lawyers asked Judge Catherine Eagles to dismiss their case with prejudice and will not attempt to resurrect their case against the former North Carolina senator.
Two weeks ago, a federal jury in Greensboro, N.C., found Edwards, 59, not guilty on one campaign finance charge, but they couldn't reach a decision on five other counts.
A mistrial was declared on the outstanding charges.
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 05/31/2012 05:50PM
After a glint of good news during an otherwise stunning fall from grace, John Edwards on Thursday took full responsibility for what he called his "sins" even as he maintained he believed he did nothing illegal.
The onetime Democratic presidential candidate also spoke emotionally about his 4-year-old daughter with mistress Rielle Hunter, calling her "my precious Quinn, who I love more than any of you could ever imagine, who I am so close to and so, so grateful for. I'm so grateful for Quinn."
It was Edwards's alleged efforts to use illegal campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Hunter that stood at the center of his federal corruption trial that ended with one not guilty verdict but a mistrial on five other undecided counts.
Originally posted 05/31/2012 03:25PM
It's not over for John Edwards – who faces charges of breaking federal campaign-finance laws – despite an announcement Thursday afternoon that, after nine days of deliberations, the jury had reached a verdict.
In fact, the jury of eight men and four women entered the courtroom in Greensboro, N.C., and announced that they had only decided one count out of six counts that are to be decided. (Their guilty or not guilty decision on the one count was not announced.)
"The government's view is it appears they are not finished," said a member of the prosecution team. Edwards's defense team countered with a suggestion that the court take the verdict on the single count and declare a mistrial on the rest. The judge sent the jury back to work to continue deliberating.
Originally posted 05/31/2012 04:40PM
John Edwards embraced his daughter and tearful mother on Thursday after he was found not guilty of one count in his campaign corruption case and the jury failed to reach decisions on five remaining charges.
A mistrial was declared on those outstanding counts, leaving the final chapter in the downfall of the once-rising political star still to be written.
The jury of eight men and four women reached its single decision after deliberating for nine days.
"I know you're probably frustrated to some extent," Judge Catherine C. Eagles told jurors. "You worked hard. You did your job. You can hold your head up."
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