Did John Edwards Really Propose To Rielle Hunter Less Than One Month After Elizabeth Edwards Died?

Fri, January 7, 2011 9:56am EDT by 10 Comments

If these new reports are accurate, this is the ultimate outrage.

Not a month after burying his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Edwards, on Dec. 11, John Edwards may already have gotten engaged — to the woman who destroyed his marriage to Elizabeth.

The National Enquirer reports that John proposed to Rielle Hunter, his former mistress and mother of their love-child, Frances Quinn Hunter, in front of John and Elizabeth’s three children: Cate, 28, Jack, 10, and Emma Claire, 12. (The Enquirer broke the original story of Edwards’ affair.)

John reportedly took his children to a lodge near the home of Rielle in Charlotte, NC, and then took them to the Macaroni Grill, for their first official meeting with the woman who broke up his marriage. According to the story, Rielle “wept” and John allegedly promised Rielle that they would one day become “one big happy family.”

“After discussing it with a friend,” says a source. “Rielle said she decided to tell John’s kids, ‘Call me Mommy.'”

A recent report this week revealed that Elizabeth left John out of her will. The loyal wife and health care advocate was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Chapel Hill, NC, next to her eldest son Wade, who tragically died in a car accident in 1996.
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— Chloe Melas