John Edwards Admits Paternity
Former senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards has finally admitted he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s two-year-old daughter, Quinn. Edwards released a statement to NBC News.
“I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.
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.
To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”
Edwards first denied the affair, then denied he was the father of the child. He also claimed his affair with Hunter took place when his wife’s cancer was in remission.
Edwards’ admission today also indicates that his relationship with Hunter continued months after his wife announced that her cancer had returned and that it was incurable.
Edwards’ camp says he has been supporting his daughter for a year and recently signed a child support agreement with Hunter.Click here for reuse options!
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