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John Edwards Admits He Fathered Child — Are You Surprised?

Two years after her birth, John Edwards has admitted that he is the father of his former mistress Rielle Hunter's daughter. In a statement today, Edwards said:

"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future."

The scandal has been going on since July 2008, and in August of that year John admitted to having an affair, although he asserted he never loved Rielle and fully denied he was the father of any child. I guess he wasn't really on board with the whole honesty thing yet. When a photo of Quinn came out last year, many people thought she had a striking resemblance to Edwards. But does this admission surprise you nonetheless?

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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I liked his policies too. It's so disappointing.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
Not surprised at all and I can't believe he actually thought he'd get away with it. The only thing he's ever going to be to his children is a huge disappointment..........
oni1 oni1 7 years
what a jackass
outofhere outofhere 7 years
OMH! I'm so shocked I can barely stand it. Not.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Agreed with Nancita and spacekatgal. I liked a lot of his policy ideas, but the way he's handled this entire situation is so dishonest and sleazy. I mean, really, did anyone think he wasn't the dad?
nancita nancita 7 years
I'm so disappointed in how he has turned out.
zeze zeze 7 years
Wait till you hear what one of his people is saying about him in some ABC interview, I heard snippet on the radio this morning, apparently he wanted them to steal a baby diaper and check the paternity and then fake a paternity test and have the man doing the interview pretend to be the father.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No. That baby looks just like him.
michlny michlny 7 years
What an A$$. Pardon my French.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
Not at all surprised, but extremely disappointed in him. He really let us--not to mention his family, himself, and his daughter--down.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
completely not surprised.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Yeah, it just seems like his ego really got in the way (in this situation and in his campaign in general). I know it's completely gossipy, but the excerpt regarding his campaign from Game Change was interesting.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Is anyone really surprised?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
please. he is so transparent.
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