John Edwards’s Jump-Off Speaks Out
Matt | On 15, Mar 2010
The mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards has a mouthful to say about the Edwards family. And, I’m still somewhat in shock.
In an exclusive interview with GQ Magazine, Rielle Hunter tells her side of the story of her relationship with John Edwards. By now, most of us know that John cheated on his wife Elizabeth, had a baby by Hunter, and has now separated from his wife. It is not clear if he is with Hunter now, though she says they are “co-parents” of their 2-year-old child.
It’s the text of the interview that leaves my mouth dropped. Here’s some highlights:
- Within hours of meeting each other, Edwards told Hunter, “Falling in love with you could really f**k up my plans for becoming president.” (It seems to me that the presidency is all he cared about the whole time).
- Rielle says that she and “Johnny,” as she calls him, are still in love. “We love each other very much. And that hasn’t changed, and I believe that will be till death do us part. The love doesn’t go away. It’s unconditional. It’s unconditional on my part, but our connection is profound. There’s a lot of passion there.” (Pardon me for asking, but how does a sideline chick get “til death do us part??”)
- She said that Elizabeth Edwards “emasculated” John Edwards. Wow! (Is it ever classy to denigrate the wife whose husband you STOLE?!)
- Hunter also called the Edwards marriage “toxic.” (See above point).
- The reporter who did the story seems to think they are still together. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.
There’s some other interesting developments around this interview. As of Monday morning, Hunter is furious with how the photos that accompanied the GQ article. Basically, she looks really easy in one of the pics with her stomach out and her legs cocked open next to some stuffed animals wearing only a men’s shirt. Slutty much? But, didn’t SHE pose for the pics? I don’t get it. Just like she slept with that woman’s husband, she is spread eagle next to Kermit the Frog! (see below)
Also, just in case you were wondering, The Daily Beast got hold to some of the details of their reported sex tape. Basically, John was performing oral sex on Hunter at about five months into her pregnancy. The visual alone has me passing on dinner. I don’t want to imagine ANY presidential candidate in the bedroom with jump-off or wifey! Still no sighting of the actual video, though.
And finally, here’s Rielle posing with her and John’s daughter, Frances:
Thanks to DGood for the news tip!