Edwards, mistress in beach getaway as her tell-all bashes tragic Elizabeth
- Last Updated: 8:56 AM, June 19, 2012
- Posted: 1:20 AM, June 19, 2012
Exclusive new photos show John Edwards and his loony lover, Rielle Hunter, spending a long weekend at his beach house, hugging, flirting and playing in the sand with their love child.
Hunter laments in her new tell-all, “What Really Happened: John Edwards, our Daughter and Me,” that her relationship with the former presidential candidate is confusing and complicated.
“I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out. I can honestly say that the ending is of no concern to me anymore. The love is here. And as sappy as it may sound, I love living in love,” she writes.
But in these photographs — taken this weekend at Edwards’ vacation home on Figure Eight Island, NC — it’s clear the two are still quite an item.
Edwards was spotted giggling in a parking lot with Hunter — whom he once derided as a “crazy slut” — then planting a kiss on her cheek.
Earlier, the duo frolicked in the sand and surf with their love child, Quinn, whom Edwards had denied fathering on national TV.
Hunter is very defensive of her “Johnny” in her book — but she bares her claws for his long-suffering wife, Elizabeth, who died of breast cancer in 2010 after their affair came to light.
Elizabeth was “crazy,” a “venomous” “witch on wheels” who had constant “rage,” Hunter writes.
She said Elizabeth “was bonkers because she had been in denial” about the affair, and she “physically attack[ed] him during all the screaming” when Edwards confessed.
Hunter writes that she doesn’t consider the doomed wife an “innocent victim.”
The marriage, she says, was “filled with issues that clearly neither Johnny nor Elizabeth wanted to address. They did not want to disclose the truth to themselves, much less the public.”
Elizabeth became increasingly suspicious of his relationship with Hunter, who was working on his campaign as a videographer.
In December 2006, Elizabeth found her husband had a second cellphone he used exclusively to call his mistress. Elizabeth got hold of the phone and dialed Hunter’s number to confront her.
Hunter answered, “Hey, baby,” she writes. Elizabeth hung up.
But an enraged Elizabeth called Hunter incessantly “for the next two days at all hours of the day and night from various numbers” in an attempt to scare her off, according to the book.
For all her hatred for Elizabeth, Hunter makes nothing but apologies for Edwards, who beat six federal charges of campaign-finance violations two weeks ago.
“He was temporarily insane” and “needed serious help” when he denied paternity of their child in August 2008, she writes.