(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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My hat's off to her for trying to find his "authentic" self. So far, all we've seen from him is fake.
home wreckers don't ever think that they are. Johnny boy is nothing but a low life liar who needs to stay under the rock he crawled out fromt. Deny, Deny and deny some more, until the facts slapped him in the face and could no longer be hidden.
Tabloid crap....real news please! I doubt anyone has found their "authentic" self through a sordid affair, unless of course, your real self is real sleazy.
No one cares what the record is in the first place. You slept with a married man! End of story!
Rielle Hunter: I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self'
Huh? Is that now code for Adultery?
A "USER" looking for more publicity. Like Octo Mom and so many others. She will probably get a reality show like Illinois' ex Gov (Blago)
Yes, we all know the best way to set the facts straight is to appear scantily clad in some tabloid magazine. She's a real role model...as is her "boyfriend". I do thank her for helping all of us see Edwards' authentic self.
HAR,HAR,HAR,HAR,HAR---- What a laugh !!!! From what I see, she must have well hidden "talents".
I've never heard it called "authentic self" before...I call mine "willie"
You may not see yourself as a homewrecker Rielle, but you are. You knew the man was married.
Find his authentic self ? The man is a fake and this woman a bimbo.
Here we go. Now every woman in America will post a twelve paragraphs of enraged comments condemning this woman to the darkest regions of the underworld for an eternity of torment.
There are certain immutable truths:
1. Romantic love is temporary. It is a biochemical change in the brain that is initially very powerful but which wanes over time.
.2. The most powerful attraction any man can feel is the attraction to a woman whose pheromones are addictive to him.
3. Many successful, powerful men will be unable to resist a lovely, intelligent, willing woman.
4. Many women are very attracted to powerful, intelligent, wealthy, widely-admired men.
Nevertheless, women are surprised every time this happens. Women who cannot resist a piece of fudge cannot understand how a guy cannot resist a lovely, charming, intelligent woman. I am not trying to praise Edward's behavior, just explain it.
And this will shock you too, women. This is going to happen again.
What a good sport she is, not to care whether he was married or not!
She knew Johnny was a married man. Enough said.
We know exactly who you are! You are a gold digging, home wrecking, hore. I would have sympathy for you if you did not know the John a.k.a. the biggest piece of crap in the world, was not married and all of sudden you found out, but you knew he was married, you knew his wife was battling cancer but you still had an affair with him anyway. So begone, you and John deserve every bit of ridicule and critisism that you are recieving.You are no victim in this Rielle. It is sad that your daughter has you and piece of crap John Edwards as parents. I hope she turns out to be you and Johns complete opposite.
Found it! And it turns out to be a philandering low-life.
When did it become ok to brag about being the other woman?
And setting the record straight would mean what?
We know that you KNEW this man was married to a woman whom was sick, and had children.
What are we missing? There are just some things I wouldn't want a soul to be able to say about me, like I was instrumental in breaking up a married couple and helping put their children through pain.
And....knowing his wife is sick and not caring about any of this because I was out for myself.
That is setting the record straight?
"I feel in my pocketbook it’s the right thing to do"
She's hoping to score a reality show gig like Tanya Harding...
It's such a shame young girls have people such as this Rielle woman to listen to. She is saying – it is okay to have affairs and come on talk shows to air it. Anytime I see a young girl saying and doing trashy things I think to myself: they have no role models anymore. Its all about money and nothing else. This is such a pathetic woman. Adultery is adultery. It doesn't matter who commits it. Truly sad.
She has no shame. I don't need to know, don't want to know anything about her or from her. SLeaze
Has she ever heard of birth control?
Rielle Hunter you are not a home wrecker or gold digger if you feel in my heart it’s the right thing to do. John Edwards home was already broken. People should get over this. Go job it your world.
Edwards mistress speaks? I thought she just lied on her back.