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John Edwards — I Admit I Fathered My Ex-Mistress Rielle Hunter's Baby!

Thu, January 21, 2010 9:26am EDT by 1 Comment

012110_edwards_hunter_544_split_w_textWell, girlfriends, John Edwards has finally done the right thing, that is, admitted that he is the father of Frances Quinn Hunter, the almost 2-year-old daughter of Rielle Hunter, the campaign videographer that the very married Edwards had an affair with while running for President.

The one-time Democratic presidential hopeful released a statement today, Jan. 21, to NBC News finally confessing that he’s the father of Frances Quinn Hunter. The baby, who was born Feb. 27, 2008, was conceived in the middle of 2007, while Edwards was in the beginning stages of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. His wife, Elizabeth Edwards, 56, was battling breast cancer at the time. Here’s Edwards’ full statement:

“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.”John Edwards — I Admit I Fathered My Ex-Mistress Rielle Hunter’s Baby!

Edwards admission must be painful for his wife Elizabeth, who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer .The two have been married for almost 33 years, and together they had have had four children. Over their marriage they have faced a series of tumultuous events — including the death of their son Wade who died at 16, in 1996 after a terrible car accident.