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Captain Obvious Strikes Again! John Edwards Finally Admits That the Kid Is His

John_edwards John Edwards, in a bold move called telling the truth, has finally admitted, two freaking years after his ex-lover Rielle Hunter had his love child, that Frances Quinn Hunter is, indeed, his baby. Everyone knew it, and his wife Elizabeth Edwards pretty much said that she was, but he held out on the truth anyway.

How do we describe John Edwards' character? Sound it out now. S-H-A-D-Y.

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On the left: the public family he used to further his political career.
On the right: the secret family he denied having had a hand in creating.

John Edwards' televangelist smile just gets ickier and ickier.

In a written statement he provided to NBC News, the former North Carolina senator and Democratic presidential hopeful expressed his crocodile remorse with regard to his adulterous affair with Rielle Hunter and his subsequent denial of paternity:

It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me.

It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future.

To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.

Apparently, Edwards could not publicly admit paternity because, as his friend and advisor Harrison Hickman explains:

It was complicated … certainly more complicated than I knew. He had to be able to talk to Elizabeth about it. He had to be able to talk to Rielle about it. He had to talk to us [and] his children about it. He had to deal with legal issues involving support for the child.

Legal matters aside, how often does a person get to say he's "truly sorry" before we all heave a collective Pffft! and wave him away? And it makes me wonder if Edwards will also be "truly sorry" about using campaign money to cover up the affair if the current ongoing federal investigation into the matter finds that he did. Only time will tell.

At any rate, his kids have their futures cut out for them as best-selling memoirists, so there's that.

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Schmutzie thinks someone only feels bad because he was found out.







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Comments

Geeg

And now we have the 21st worst parenting fail...

JellyBean

Love it when guys deny paternity even though the child is the SPITTING IMAGE OF YOU!

Amy H

wow! Breaking News! We are all totally SHOCKED.

What a terrible dissapointment he turned out to be.

Laura

I've never seen a baby look MORE LIKE ITS DAD!

dee

I really think he's in the running for douche bag of the decade. Really, you cheat on your wife of 30 years while she's battling terminal breast cancer, you use large amounts of money to try to buy your way out of it, you have your staff take the fall, you publicly and repeatedly lie about it. I'm just so glad he didn't win the primary, can you imagine if he had been elected and all this had come out. I feel really bad for his wife and all of the children involved.

Suzy Q

He and Elizabeth are BOTH eviscerated in "Game Change," and rightfully so.

I love the way she still very righteously mantains that this child has "nothing to do with" her life with John. As if his sperm being splashed around and creating life in the form of an actual child would have no affect on her marriage whatsoever. Because, you know, THEIRS is the family unit that counts.

Missie

"hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."

Um, John? Yeah, hiya, um...I am thinking your definition of "understand" and her definition of "understand" may be a tad different after she's had a chance to grow up and learn how--what's the word, what's the word??--Oh, yeah...TO READ!

JAR

I wouldn't want to claim that snake oil salesman as my father, so I guess it's fair to that poor child that he denied she is his daughter.

That poor child. Her father is a lying piece of crap and her mom purposely set out to snare a married politician. She's facing tough odds.




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