John Edwards rep says he didn’t propose to Rielle; sex tape handed over

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John Edwards’ rep has denied a report that the former Presidential candidate proposed to his mistress, Rielle Hunter. Edwards’ cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, sort-of announced her separation from her husband in late January following Edwards’ admission that Hunter’s baby was his. (I say “sort of” because People ran a cover story on the split titled “Elizabeth’s breaking point” with quotes from her sister, not Elizabeth. You can bet that it was sanctioned by Elizabeth, even if she wasn’t directly quoted.)

Now there are rumors that Edwards wants to make Hunter his wife, so he has someone at home to cook, clean and serve as a scapegoat for him while he lavishes attention on other women. His rep says it’s not true, though, just like the stories of Hunter and the baby were initially denied – for many months:

A spokesperson for John Edwards is denying reports that the onetime senator has asked his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, to marry him.

“It’s absolutely not true,” says a spokesperson for Edwards, of a story in the National Enquirer that claims the two plan to wed after his divorce from Elizabeth Edwards is complete.

Though the former senator acknowledged last month that he is the father of a 2-year-old girl with Hunter, a spokesperson for Edwards says he and Hunter don’t communicate directly any longer.

“They only communicate through a third party,” to work out Edwards visitation, the spokesperson says, and when the former presidential candidate visits daughter Frances Quinn, Hunter is not present.

John and Elizabeth Edwards separated at the end of December, and are now living apart. “Everybody is trying to move on with their lives,” says his spokesperson.

Edwards had previously denied National Enquirer stories about his affair with Hunter and the paternity of their daughter.

[From People]

The recent detail that really floored me about this story is the fact that there’s a real sex tape between Edwards and a then-pregnant Hunter, and that Edwards former aide, Andrew Young, just handed it over by court order. I always assumed the sex tape rumors were untrue, maybe because I didn’t want to think too much about it, but Young has the tape and was keeping it in a safe deposit box in Atlanta. (Young initially claimed to be the father of Hunter’s baby in a paid bid to take the heat off Edwards. He says that he found the sex tape in an abandoned box in a home he once shared with Hunter.) Let’s hope the tape is never, ever leaked.

In regards to Edwards’ alleged proposal, if he’s smart he’ll stay single for the rest of his life. He’s already proven that’s not the case, though, and I can see him getting married again and regretting it. Elizabeth has hopefully lawyered up by now and is looking forward to being awarded half the assets her husband made during their over 30 year marriage. Maybe John-boy will have two alimony payments to make by the time he’s 60.

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  1. Anon Plus says:

    What does it matter if he proposed marriage to Rielle? He’s scum!

  2. DoMaJoReMc says:

    It makes me sick to think of how she is having to spend the last days and months of her life. I’ve seen my Mom in the last bit of time before cancer stole her from us. It was not good for anyone involved, obviously, and the last thing she would want to think of is adversity more than the adversity of her cancer.

    Given the circumstances of her life, and the adversities that she has already had to face, WHO CARES if she is bitchy? I mean, really, who cares? Don’t you think you’d be a royal bitch if your teenage son was killed, and you found you had cancer, and you had two little ones to care for and worry about their future without their Mom, and then to find out your snake of a husband was making a mockery of you and your marriage?

    Sorry to go on and on, but Elizabeth, bitch on if you want to. God bless you and I hope you find SOME peace before you (certainly) meet your maker.

  3. Dorothy says:

    @ DoMaJoReMc you are totally right on!

    I hate what this must be doing to their kids.

  4. princess pea says:

    I admit that I’m not really following this case closely, but I’m seriously confused. Court ordered to hand over the sex tape? WHY?! We know they’ve had sex, they both admitted it… and there’s a baby to prove it, too. What’s the point of bringing the tape into court?

  5. hater from siloam springs says:

    I hate him more than I hate Spencer Pratt.

    I’d pay real money to see the two of them fight to the death like two mexican roosters.

  6. Sumodo1 says:

    I am so glad I called him a Snake Oil Peddler and warned people off him during his first presidential run. Doesn’t EVERYBODY know a slick, good-lookin’ ambulance-chaser? He gave off that vibe like a beacon to me. But, what do I know, I only spent 20 years + in legit journalism.

  7. Iggles says:

    @ Sumodo1 – Me and my friend were instantly repelled by Edwards. Something about him rang false. He had some great ideas but I never trusted him.

    (We were Kucinich supporters in the beginning of 2008. Given the chance, I would have gladly voted for him over everyone else in the running.)

  8. Huma says:

    I don’t really care what he does. I don’t think anything else he does could offend me or cause me to even blink an eye. I mean, he’s already fallen so low. He’s become a COMPLETE joke.

    I guess I can kind of attribute these feelings to the fact that I’m a citizen of IL. I liken Edwards to Blagojevich (who I would kick puppies in order to have a beer with, no joke). Blago is CRAZY. He could walk down the street throwing cats at people and it wouldn’t shock me at all.

    I guess my point is…..where do you go after hitting rock bottom? And THAT is why nothing about John Edwards (post mistress and loev child and cover up reveal) could ever surprise me or make me think less of him. He has a sex tape with preggo Rielle? Great. He’s marrying her? Wonderful. They’re getting divorced? Wake me when the Arrested Development movie is released.

  9. Uzi says:

    How low can this guy go? If I were Elizabeth I’d worry about him hiring a hit man to “whack” me! DoMaJoReMc said it all!

  10. Rosanna says:

    all right John stop lying… I still like you a lot

  11. Tia C says:

    “Maybe John-boy will have two alimony payments to make by the time he’s 60.”

    LOL! Good one, CB! He probably will, and possibly 3, you never know. Huma’s absolutely right, he HAS become a complete joke, along the lines of Blago.

  12. ! says:

    I for one hope the tape DOES come out–so he’ll be even more embarrassed than he was before. He deserves it.

  13. gg says:

    he has always made me totally ill – preening low minded jerk.

  14. sally says:

    He is scum. Poor Elizabeth, can you imagine spending 30 years with someone, having children, suffering the tragic loss of one of those children, finding out you are dying of cancer….and instead of staying by your side, as you stood by his, your disgusting husband goes running around with some skank.

  15. Ana says:

    And why wasn’t the tape destroyed when all of this first came to light?

    He should’ve known better to not leave evidence.

    I don’t understand why this needs to be in court either?

    His wife breaks my heart. The poor woman!

  16. GiGi says:

    A lot of ya’ll summed it up very succinctly…snake oil salesman, yup that’s about right (except snake oil has some value).Edwards & his skank seem to deserve each other, but I agree with those feeling badly for his children. How sad…I dont feel so sorry for Liz, tho–she’s free of that P.O.S., better late than never!

  17. nj says:

    DoMajoreMc is correct. Elizabeth has every right to be a bitch.
    People need to understand that the whole image of the brave terminally ill patient suffering in silence is a big, fat MYTH. I have never seen cancer realistically portrayed on tv or a movie. (Although I hear there was a movie with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger that was good). It is a nightmare and the patient often becomes difficult and “bitchy” because of the constant discomfort and pain, not to mention the fear, worry, helplessness, etc. Elizabeth is NOT to be judged right now. Not now. Take care of a cancer patient round the clock and you will see what I mean.

  18. Roni says:

    I will try to be friendly, but I may not succeed.
    The problem with John marrying that woman – is that by doing so will have unduly BAD influence on Elizabeth’s children, and they are innocent. With her and her “lust-child” around every day – Elizabeth’s children will be miserable. If John wants to marry her let Cate have full custody of her brother and sister. Elizabeth’s children had a buffer (from father) with their mother, not now. John and that grifter are peas in a pod, but his legitimate children should not have to suffer. Also John should (we all know he won’t) have a trust fund for Elizabeth’s children where the grifter will not be able to get her hands on it when he divorces or dies on her (if they ever marry).