The accusation that John Edwards used the services of "Millionaire Madam" Anna Gristina raised eyebrows. Edwards is the first john publicly linked to the alleged prostitution ring run on the Upper East Side.
If you're like most of us, you're having a hard time making sense of the relationship between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. And, more importantly, you're not sure if you want to understand it. If the latest buzz can be believed, Rielle has finally given up on her love...if there was even anything left to give up on.
Honestly, we didn’t think there was any way the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter-Elizabeth Edwards saga could have gotten more twisted, but it turns out we were too quick to judge. Now it’s so convoluted we’re losing grasp on all the pieces, another of which dropped today. And it’s a possible bombshell. Reports are surfacing that John Edwards has proposed to his mistress Rielle Hunter--just weeks after his wife Elizabeth passed away from cancer.
The will of Elizabeth Edwards, the recently deceased estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, was released this week and it revealed she bequeathed everything she had to their three children — and nothing to John. It stated: "All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children.”
It's been said that during her final days, Elizabeth Edwards was too busy living to think much about dying. Instead of planning her funeral or fielding the media, she chose to bask peacefully and quietly in the love of her closest friends and family—including estranged husband John Edwards—determined to maintain what CBS News called "a very warm and nurturing home" for her children. If her last days were spent with Mr. Edwards at her side, the disgraced former-Senator and presidential candidate who had lied to everyone—including his own wife—about his notorious extramarital affair, it begs the question of how, in her final days, did Elizabeth Edwards manage to concentrate on living with gratitude instead of dying with bitterness? Rather than spend her end shunning her husband, she gracefully forgave him, died at peace and in doing so, taught the rest of us some exemplary life-lessons in forgiveness and getting back in touch with what matters most. Though Elizabeth Edward's clarity of thought and strength to forgive might have come from knowing how close she was to death, all of us can learn from her example—after all, you never know what challenges may lie around the corner. Our YourTango Experts took a look at how this amazing woman so resiliently saw through the despair of her cancer, and the personal shortcomings of her estranged husband, all the way to the bright side:
It's been just a couple of days since Elizabeth Edwards has passed. And, while her family, friends and the public are all mourning her death, rumor has it that the mistress of John Edwards, Rielle Hunter, is eager to become the next Mrs. Edwards soon. According to what we're reading, RadarOnline, which claims to have the exclusive scoop on the matter, quotes a source close to both Rielle and the Edwards family: "Rielle has been very patient through all of this. She still believes that John is her soul mate, and she thinks that they're going to get married."
When Elizabeth Edwards passed away on Tuesday, after losing a 6-year-long battle to breast cancer, her estranged husband, John Edwards,was by her side, leaving many to wonder if she had finally forgiven him. Although the last years of John and Elizabeth's marriage had played out like a soap opera, (one with too many reoccuring appearances by a blonde named Rielle Hunter,) we wonder what it meant to Elizabeth that the man who had sweetly kissed her on the forehead after their first date, who later proposed with an $11 ring that she kept on for nearly the rest of her life, and, who had uttered "til death do us part" as he stood across from her in a gray tuxedo, surrounded by their family and friends in a small, Chapel Hill clapboard church, had finally kept at least one of his wedding vows?
The sad news broke yesterday that attorney, public speaker, best-selling author and activist Elizabeth Edwards, 61, passed away after her ongoing battle with breast cancer. Taking the public stage initially as the wife of 2004 Democratic candidate for vice-president, John Edwards, Elizabeth spent the years following the '04 election coping very publicly with John's infidelity, and her fight against cancer. However, in the midst of one tragedy after the next, she became a shining example of grace, vitality and courage. As a mother, wife and friend, Elizabeth demonstrated strength of character that made her a heroine to many. Here, a few of the lessons on love and relationships we learned from Elizabeth Edwards.
In a laughable twist to the whole John Edwards cheating on his wife situation, his mistress, Rielle Hunter, is now supposedly straying on the former U.S. Senator, according to the National Enquirer. The way we hear it, it looks like Rielle seems to be frustrated she couldn't marry her lover. So, according to a source that spoke to the Enquirer, "marrying a famous actor is high up in those dreams of hers!" That's why she'd set out to find her old flames like John Cusack and Matt LeBlanc in L.A.—but as it turns out, didn't end up getting very far finding either of them.
In her first television interview since separating from her husband, former Presidential candidate John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards speaks to Matt Lauer (a weird choice if you think about his recent bouts of infidelity) about new chapters— both in her life and in her book Resilience, which was released when their marriage was still in tact and she, publicly defending him. My how things have changed. Below, some of Elizabeth's most poignant lines from the interview.
Elizabeth Edwards does not want John Edwards raising their children Emma (12) and Jack (10) after she is gone, especially if Rielle Hunter remains in the picture. And can you blame her? That nightmare scenario, however, is one that she is having to confront amidst reports that her health has "taken a turn for the worse lately." "She does not want Rielle anywhere near them," says a source to the New York Daily News, a fear made valid throughout the homewrecker's rambling GQ interview last March. After all, Rielle has made it abundantly clear that she remains patiently waiting with unconditional love to re-unite with her Johnny in marriage after Elizabeth's death. A sentiment to which Elizabeth replies, not over or in spite of my dead body.
Rielle Hunter denies she ended John Edwards' marriage. Do homewreckers get unfair blame for affairs? "Well, his relationship with her and the problems in it really had nothing to do with me," Rielle Hunter said. "Infidelity doesn't happen in healthy marriages. The break in the marriage happens before the infidelity. And that break happened, you know, two and a half decades before I got there. So the home was wrecked already. I was not the Home Wrecker."
The National Enquirer is reporting that John Edwards has asked his baby's mama, Rielle Hunter, to marry him — and that she has said "yes." Meanwhile, somewhere Elizabeth Edwards is saying "over my dead body."
John Edwards is such a douche. He just loves the Dave Matthews Band. Of course he does. He and ex-lover Rielle Hunter love Dave Matthews so much that the Charlottesville-crooner had a special place in their post-Elizabeth fantasy wedding mix.
Although Elizabeth Edwards has had divorce papers semi-ready for nearly a year, it wasn't until fairly recently that her legal separation with John Edwards has become legit. What pushed her over the edge? We can think of a few things...
John Edwards admitted he was the father of Rielle Hunter's 2-year-old daughter on the Today show this morning. Hunter is the staffer that Edwards had an affair with during the 2008 presidential campaign while his wife Elizabeth battled cancer.