Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hunter: She and John Edwards no longer a couple

Rielle Hunter says she and former presidential candidate John Edwards have ended their relationship.

Hunter told ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday that she and Edwards were still a couple until late last week, as details from Hunter's memoir became public. The breakup was painful, but Hunter said Edwards will still be involved with their daughter, Quinn, who is 4 years old and lives with Hunter.

"We are a family, but as of the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," Hunter said on Tuesday's show. "We decided together to end it."

Asked why the relationship ended, Hunter responded, "I think that's private." She referenced "media scrutiny" the couple had endured but gave no specifics, only saying, "It's hard, and it wears you down after a while."

The book, What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, was released Tuesday through a Dallas-based boutique publisher, BenBella Books.

In the book, Hunter describes intimate details about her affair with Edwards, whose campaign hired her as a videographer, and sheds light on his thoughts as federal prosecutors mounted a case against him on illegal campaign contribution charges.

Hunter's memoir also includes intimate details about her affair with Edwards as his wife, Elizabeth, was dying of cancer.

Hunter said Tuesday that she was unsure of the future. "We'll see what happens," she said. "I have no plans."

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