This week the woman who some call her as Rielle the man-hunter, Rielle the marriage destroyer or Rielle, the woman who brought down former presidential candidate John Edwards.
Ironically, a couple of weeks after John Edwards was aquitted it seems like perfect timing that Rielle Hunter has penned a revealing memoir with many new revelations about her relationship with Edwards.
“What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me,” to be published June 26, details how she got caught up in one of the biggest political scandals in recent history.
In the TV interview Rielle says “First and foremost, I’m a mom,” “And I’m also a woman who fell in love with a married man. I’m not the first woman who has done that and I’m not going to be the last.”
People Magazine obtained exclusive excerpts from the book, including Hunter’s description of how Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth Edwards, reacted after learning of the affair:
“Elizabeth requested all the tapes (I’d made of the campaign). She locked herself in a room to watch,” Hunter wrote. “On one tape she saw Johnny walking into a room and his reaction to seeing me. She apparently told him that he never once looked at her the way he looked at me. So she took that bit and put it on her computer as a screen saver in order to watch it over and over again.”
As for her and John Edwards?
“I’m still in love with John,” Hunter wrote. “That didn’t’ go away, shockingly enough. Marriage? I have no idea. I’m not a big fan of the institution, but never say never.”
In the end, Hunter says she has regrets, but not about following her heart because she has her daughter Quinn, whom she calls the love of her life.
- I GOTTA TELL YOU. EVER SINCE NICOLAS SPARKS WROTE THE BOOK “THE NOTEBOOK” AND THE MOVIE THAT FOLLOWED I THINK THAT STORY IS THE CAUSE OF MANY DIVORCES. SOON AFTER THAT BOOK MY BEST FRIEND’S WIFE LEFT HIM AND FOLLOWED HER HEART AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO A COUPLE OF OTHER PEOPLE.
- WHY DO PEOPLE SAY FOLLOW YOUR HEART? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE AND COMMITMENT!