March 15th, 2010
07:48 PM ET
5 years ago

Hunter upset over GQ photos

Hunter is not happy with GQ's photographs of her.

Hunter is not happy with GQ's photographs of her.

(CNN) - Rielle Hunter is extremely upset with the three photographs of herself featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine.

The woman who was involved in a months-long affair with Democrat John Edwards told ABC's Barbara Walters Monday she found the images - two of which feature her without pants - "repulsive" and, Hunter also told Walters, she cried for two hours because she felt they were so terrible.

"When I asked, 'Well if that was the case, why did you pose the way you did?' She said that she trusted Mark Seliger, who she said is a brilliant photographer, and she quote 'went with the flow,'" Walters said on ABC's The View.

"She said that he took a lot of pictures, and thought there might be one like that, that showed her being sexy," Walter's continued. "When she was shown with her daughter, she was wearing her own t-shirt and sweatpants. The other photos of her with the big shirt are not her clothes, they were given to her by the photographer."

The images accompanied a more than 10,000-word interview with Hunter, who for the first time discusses how her now-infamous affair with Edwards developed.

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  1. Patsy, Texas

    Too stupid to comment on. CNN, get a grip!

    March 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. Nancy

    Ridiculous! If you pose without pants, you should probably figure that one might end up in the magazine.

    March 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  3. fairywench

    sigh – *begin* with.

    March 15, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I wonder how many hours Elizabeth Edwards cried after almost a lifetime of marriage with her husband. So Rielle, who cares about your tears, wasn't it enough that Elizabeth Edwards was already in pain and suffering due to terminal cancer, so who cares about your tears.

    March 15, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  5. NC Resident

    Gee, maybe she should have taken her own photos so she would know what she was getting. If even that one sexy photo she thought was taken was too much at the time, she could have said No. She looks pretty happy to me in her poses. Just shows you what kind of person she really is. The daughter will be very proud of her Mom years from now, now won't she???

    March 15, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. BLow

    Oh, please... Scroll down and watch the "photo shoot video" CNN has posted. The photographer takes a break during the shooting to show Ms. Hunter how the actual photos look on his laptop.

    Rielle, drop the fake holier-than-thou act. You're famous for your ripe ovaries and uncanny ability to get a married man into bed. I'd say the photos are pretty much spot-on!

    March 15, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. Linda

    What kind of picture does a woman expect when she solicited a married man, ?

    March 15, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Moderate

    You know they filmed the photo shoot. It was in the article on the net. At the end of each session, they would post the photos on the lap top and show them to her. I watch her agree with each one of them. So I guess you can add liar to her resume as well. The photo shoot actually reveals her as she really is. and I guess that is what's eatting at her now.

    She could have refused each and every picture taken. The problem is, she didn't!

    March 15, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  9. Hurley

    This reminds me of Sarah Palin. She also posed for pictures and then complained that it was a cheap shot when a magazine used them.

    Bottom line: personal responsibility. If you don't want a certain type of photo being published, then don't pose for them. You don't get to have your cake and eat it too.

    March 15, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. RLY

    Go Away!

    March 15, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. Touch Down

    O plz don't play dumb & innocent now.

    March 15, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    Number 10, simply amazing WOW!!! look out Tiger one got away. My Man Mr. Edward

    March 15, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. Randy in Pa

    Gee! A woman who breaks up a marriage, goes public touting the affair to become famous now cries about a photo that shows her without her pants (which she allowed to be shot). Give me a break.

    March 15, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  14. Anne

    If Ms Hunter is upset w/the photos why then did she pose in just a shirt!!! She wasn't forced to do so...lack of intelligence on her part! Quite frankly this cries out for notoriety and's a shame because the one who in the end will suffer will be her child.

    March 15, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  15. Obama Victim

    nicely done John

    March 15, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  16. Jeff in Virginia

    Rielle knew that she was posing for GQ. Seriously, what did she expect? If this were Home and Garden, she might have a point.

    March 15, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. elana

    So let me get this straight - "You go with the flow in life", and could care less if you tear another family apart. A family who has a wife/mother who has terminal cancer! And then you decide to "come out of hiding" and give an interview to a magazine with very steamy pictures of yourself!! And this my friends, is "living the American Dream" in the 21st Century!!!!!????????

    March 15, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  18. Ready for 2012

    Never trust a magazine photographer. What did you expect to happen? You agreed to tell your story to a trashy magazine that makes it's profits off of selling trashy stories about people. Of course they are not going to publish "tasteful" pictures of you....those don't sell.

    March 15, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  19. maureen tractenberg

    well sweety ,what did you think they were going to show when they only gave you a shirt, and nothing more? :""DOH"" your truely a blonde, sad part is your lack of judgement when you got involved with a married man. Your not the smartest blonde on the block, plus your did this to get attention, and the kind of attention you will get is , TRASH, and thats just what you are .... Hurry !!!!!!!!!!!!! the garbage truck is on the was


    March 15, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  20. Elliott Carlin

    Hunter upset over GQ photos

    Barney Frank upset over Fannie Mae

    Chris Dodd says time to reform Wall Street is now.

    These clowns really think we believe this nonsense-after all, THEY are the ones responsible.

    March 15, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  21. jeff jackson, alabama

    Stories like this in our media is a large
    part of dumming down Americans.
    If the media content would be more
    challenging then the people would be
    smarter. But you guys in the media have
    all gone the J E R R Y S P R I N G E R
    I guess it takes less work on your part
    ..........HUH ??????

    March 15, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  22. Pstevens

    ummmm as Barbara pointed out, she posed for the pictures. Now she is upset because she looks to "sexy" News flash, people already think you are a woman with loose morals...the pictures just confirm their opinions.

    March 15, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  23. Minnesotan

    This woman is starting to bug me. Who forced her to do this stuff??? First of all, the woman is sexy and good looking and shouldn't be ashamed of anything. If anything, I thought she was a hag before and was surprised to see how gorgeous she is in these photos. But secondly, playing the victim right after "posing" for these photos does one thing and only one thing... makes her look like a flake!

    March 15, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |

    Airhead – bimbo – space cadet – My suggestion to her – PUT IT ON, PUT IT ON! Please don't take anything else off.

    March 15, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  25. JiminLA

    You mean a woman who admits to months of immorality is upset at a couple of pictures that may make her look immoral? Duh! What is this world comming to?

    March 15, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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