The sordid tale of Senator John Edwards, his mistress Rielle Hunter, and Andrew Young, the campaign employee who went to great lengths to cover the whole affair up, is more complicated than a “Gossip Girl” plot. And that is saying something.
It’s day two of Edwards’ campaign finance trial — he has been accused of illegally using campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress — and boy, is Andrew Young dishing some humiliating dirt about Edwards’ affair. I mean this in the least tasteless way possible, but it almost makes me feel good that his late wife, Elizabeth Edwards, isn’t around to hear about it. Keep reading »
Bad news, ladies: the world will never see what Senate John Edwards is packing because the sex tape between he and his former mistress Rielle Hunter will be destroyed. Bummer! Keep reading »
John Edwards might be the proud father of a newly married daughter, but he is still in trubs with the law for allegedly using $1 million in campaign funds to cover his affair with Rielle Hunter. A grand jury indicted Edwards this summer on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements, and violating campaign contribution laws. If I were in that much trouble, I would probably keep my mouth shut. But Edwards’ legal team is using a different, uh, legal strategy. Keep reading »
John Edwards will most likely be indicted with criminal charges for using campaign cash to cover up his affair with videographer/wackadoodle, Rielle Hunter, ABC News is reporting. The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the prosecution, which seeks to indict the sleazy politician for using roughly $1 million of campaign donations to squire away Hunter from the media and the campaign, both of whom suspected the two of having an affair (and later, a love child). The prosecution is expected to argue that the Edwards campaign misused funds to try to cover up his cheating so he could continue onward with his 2008 presidential campaign. Two rich donors allegedly supplied the funds and I think we can assume “hiding the mistress” was not on their list of ways it should be spent. Ugh, I’m going to have to make a spreadsheet of sleazy politicians, their mistresses, love children, and their money problems, because it’s getting hard to keep track of them all. Sigh. [ABC News, NY Times] Keep reading »
John Edwards proposed to his mistress/mother of his lovechild Rielle Hunter three weeks after his estranged wife, Elizabeth, died from cancer, The National Enquirer has claimed. Granted, it’s the Enquirer, but the supermarket tabloid was originally right about him diddling former presidential campaign videographer, so they may know a thing or two. A source claims John proposed to Rielle during a “festive holiday getaway” when he introduced her to his children and that Rielle coldly told the Edwards kids — Cate, Emma Claire and John — to “call me mommy.” The couple already have a young daughter, Frances Quinn, who was the product of their affair (though John long denied he was her father).
If the couple does marry, it might make a prediction in a dishy tell-all book by John’s former aide, Andrew Young, true: John had allegedly promised Rielle they would marry after his sick wife died in a rooftop ceremony in New York City with Dave Matthews Band playing. Keep reading »
Not that John Edwards deserved anything after cheating on his cancer-stricken wife and fathering a child with crazy lady Rielle Hunter, but color me surprised that Elizabeth Edwards, who died in December, has left her estranged hubby out of the will. Cate Edwards, the couple’s 28-year-old daughter, was made executor of the will, which leaves everything to her and her two younger siblings, Emma Claire and John. The will, dated just six days before her death, reads: “All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles … to be divided among them … ”
Elizabeth passed away after a long battle with cancer; after John’s tawdry affair with his presidential campaign videographer burst onto the pages of The National Enquirer, the couple had separated but not yet divorced. Personally, I think leaving John out of the will was a last little “f**k you” to him. Instead of sentimental artifacts of their marriage, he just gets stuck with parenthood with Rielle Hunter! [Radar Online] Keep reading »
Elizabeth Edwards is releasing her bestselling memoir Resilience in paperback and that means it’s time for a tell-all interview with People magazine. This time around, her eldest daughter, Cate Edwards, 28, joined her. Mother and daughter chatted with People about John Edwards‘ philandering, the divorce, his lovechild Quinn, and how Elizabeth is staying strong throughout chemo treatments for her stage-4 cancer.
Elizabeth’s money quote about the Rielle Hunter paternity test debacle is boring — “John’s conduct through this whole thing was terrible” — and they don’t touch the sex tape with a 10-foot pole. But there’s still some juicy gossip to sift through, after the jump. Keep reading »
Cate Edwards speaks! This week’s People magazine will feature an interview with Elizabeth Edwards and her 28-year-old daughter, who will open up publicly for the first time about her dad, John Edwards, and her mother’s cancer. Cate has also penned a essay for People about her mom. “There are the things she taught without words [like] how to continue to live your life on your own terms when it somehow becomes savaged by people you never invited into it,” Cate wrote. The mother/daughter duo are promoting the paperback release of Resilience, Elizabeth’s bestselling memoir.
Cate, 28, is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard, a former editorial assistant for Vanity Fair and now clerks for a federal judge in Washington, D.C. Cate has every reason to play the Lindsay Lohan card — I mean, what would you do if your dad cheated with a professional wackadoodle like Rielle Hunter? — but the girl is nothing but a class act. [People] Keep reading »
Rielle Hunter really wants us to know what a PRIVATE person she is. The best way to do that? An interview with Oprah of course. Yet oddly, her little chat with the Big O seemed anything but private. Like when she admitted that she felt like she did nothing wrong by having an affair with John Edwards claiming, “I followed my heart and I believe it was the right thing to do.” That’s some advanced morality right there. I was also cringing when she explained her intention in getting involved with Edwards. She felt in her heart that she could help him “see his authentic self” and “be more of his authentic self so people could see who he really is.” That just makes her sound so arrogant and clueless. Keep reading »