April 29th, 2010
01:01 PM ET
5 years ago

Rielle Hunter reveals new details

Rielle Hunter told Oprah Thursday that she was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self.'
Rielle Hunter told Oprah Thursday that she was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self.'

(CNN) – Despite many people telling her it wasn’t the best idea to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, Rielle Hunter – politician John Edwards' mistress – decided to do it anyway.

"I feel in my heart it’s the right thing to do," Hunter said Thursday, especially now that "Johnny," as she calls him, has admitted paternity of their daughter, Frances Quinn.

Hunter said she wanted to set the facts straight about who she is, and that while she understands the judgment that has been heaped upon her, she doesn’t see herself as a home wrecker or gold digger, she told Winfrey.

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  1. JD in Moraga, CA

    "she doesn’t see herself as a home wrecker or gold digger"

    Yes, and most thieves don't see themselves as robbers and most killers believe that their victims "deserved it." It doesn't lend her any credibility.

    April 29, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    What!? She does not see her self as a home wrecker or gold digger! Really? Why not? I think she fits the stereotype pretty darn well. What a dreadful person.

    April 29, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Becca

    She wouldn't know authentic if she fell over it.

    April 29, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Len Smith

    Really, who cares one bit??????????

    April 29, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. oklahoma

    You knew from the start this guy was married and their is a term we use for this -– but it takes two to tangle

    April 29, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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