What Really Happened With John Edwards

Rielle Hunter's new book promises to tell the world what really happened between she and John Edwards. Curiously enough, the mistress insists she's spilling their dirty secrets to benefit their love child, Frances.

Rielle Hunter

Is Rielle Hunter doing her daughter with John Edwards any favors by spilling details of their affair in her tell-all book? The newly minted author believes so, and hopes you'll be picking up a copy of What Really Happened on June 26.

Rielle Hunter's John Edwards book claims that she was just one of many of the politician's mistresses. Claiming that she's penned What Really Happened so that the two-time presidential candidate's daughter Frances can someday understand her past, the 38-year-old explained their baby ought to "have one entirely truthful public account of how she came into the world. After all, this is her story too."

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In regard to Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards' wife of over 30 years who died of cancer in 2010, Rielle Hunter uses the descriptors "venomous" and calls her a "witch on wheels." In What Really Happened the mistress alleges Elizabeth called and harassed her daily.

In a small passage from the book Rielle Hunter writes of her affair, "Johnny didn’t do anything out of character. He has a long history of lying about one thing only — women — and I mistakenly thought I was different."

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Of where she and John Edwards' future relationship is headed, ABC reports Rielle Hunter wrote, "I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out. 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."

Do you think Rielle Hunter's book is going to benefit or hurt her daughter with John Edwards?

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Comments on "Rielle Hunter's book gets dirty for daughter's sake"

Ashen July 12, 2012 | 9:33 AM

Read the book because it might have changed my mind about Rielle. Instead it just reenforced my opinion of her. If she thinks this book will be good for her daughter she is a fool. At one time I supported Edwards & I can not believe his behavior. He is totally dishonest & has no respect for women or for vows.

Kat June 28, 2012 | 12:24 PM

Edwards needed to shut her up during the trial , by all means keep her from testifying, and stall for time on her book, so he acted like he still wanted her but continued hiding her. Didn’t THAT clue her in? She was played all this time and still doesn’t get it . Once the threat of jail was over, he could throw her aside , and did . For as much as a pro as she thinks she is, he still has her beat in the sleaze department, but she’s catching up fast.

Abby June 18, 2012 | 2:25 PM

No big revelations here. He's had other s,she is stil ranting on Elizabeth Edwards. EE didn't trust pretty boy. Gee, maybe because he was a cheat and she was dying. EE was crazy. Gee, who made her crazy. And Rielle is doing this for the kid. Sure, all kids want to know their father is a serial adulterer and their mother is a . Guess what? I was sure Hunter had plastic surgery, but I was wrong. She's still a strange looking skank.

Melissa M. June 18, 2012 | 2:10 PM

I do feel terrible for the little girl with parents like these two. She's doomed!

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