Rielle Hunter, pregnant single woman, supported by a lover, ensconced in swank surroundings, living the kind of life a poverty-stricken unwed mother would never dare to dream about.
The National Enquirer claims John Edwards had an affair and that the woman is now pregnant with his baby. The woman in question, 44-year-old Rielle Hunter, claims the father is 41-year-old Andrew Young, political operative and until recently, Director of Finance of the Edwards for President campaign.
Such is the enigma of Rielle Hunter. A throwback to the old days of the pampered "other woman" or the state of today's connubial bliss?
The first Enquirer story ran on October 10Th.
Nowhere in the Enquirer was the "woman" named nor her "profession."
The very next day a woman named Rielle Hunter issued a "denial" by way of the website, Mydd.
"The innuendos and lies that have appeared on the internet and in the National Enquirer concerning John Edwards are not true, completely unfounded and ridiculous.John Edwards also made a statement the same day as Hunter:
My video production company was hired by the Edwards camp on a 6 month contract, which we completed December 31, 2006.
When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional.
This concocted story is just dirty politics and I want no part of it."
Reporters asked Edwards about The ENQUIRER report during a campaign stop in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 11. Edwards responded: "The story is false. It's completely untrue, ridiculous," adding: "Anyone who knows me knows that I have been in love with the same woman for 30 plus years." The question has been raised here at DBKP: why did Rielle Hunter come out with a statement against the Enquirer when it never named her, her profession, age or where she resided. In essence, outing herself?
If you look closely at her "statement" on October 11 Hunter claims her "relationship" with the Edwards' campaign was "professional." No one knew at the time she made this statement that Ms. Hunter was pregnant and that little over a month later, she would move to North Carolina to a gated community of luxury homes five miles from the Edwards campaign headquarters.
The second salvo was fired by the Enquirer on December 19 when the tabloid posted a picture of a very pregnant Rielle Hunter. The Enquirer claimed unnamed sources had verified that Ms. Hunter's unborn child was Edwards, that she had been set up in a swank house, all expenses paid, by an Edwards' backer. The Enquirer wrote that Ms. Hunter had issued a denial of involvement with Edwards and claimed the baby's father was a former campaign finance director and political operative, Andrew Young.
In a statement issued to The ENQUIRER through her attorney, Rielle said: "The fact that I am expecting a child is my personal and private business. This has no relationship to nor does it involve John Edwards in any way. Andrew Young is the father of my unborn child."According to the National Enquirer, Rielle Hunter moved to the gated community of Governor's Club, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a few miles from the Edwards campaign headquarters. When the Enquirer contacted Ms. Hunter at her new Chapel Hill home, Ms. Hunter denied she was Rielle Hunter. When the Enquirer contacted Andrew Young at his home, he denied he was Andrew Young and called the cops.
The Governor's Club, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
One month ago Rielle Hunter moved into the gated luxury community of Governor's Club. All the amenities: a country club, golf course, pool, clubhouse. Governor's Club is a close-knit community, the residents proud of their beautiful homes and surrounding area.
Approximate Square Footage: 6,451
Approximate Square Footage: 6,451
The Enquirer reported that when their investigators contacted Ms. Hunter at her new Governor's Club home she denied she was Rielle Hunter. The Enquirer discovered the home is owned by a John Edwards' backer, the shiny new BMW Ms. Hunter drives, registered to Andrew Young. The new home is conveniently located close to the Edwards campaign headquarters and in the same neighborhood where Andrew Young resides... with his wife and young children.
The 42,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has a golf shop, banquet and ballroom facilities.
Ms. Hunter can use the large pool or meet friends at the lounge. Andrew Young left his position as the Edwards campaign finance director last month. No word yet on how he supports his wife, children and pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, down the street.
Sources told the Enquirer that apparently it's "All in the Family" in Governor's Club as according to sources, Young and his wife and children recently had dinner at Rielle's house.
Such is the enigma of Rielle Hunter, the other woman, purported lover of one Andrew Young, political operative, former campaign finance director, good friend of John Edwards and now, "father" of Rielle Hunter's unborn baby.
Governor's Club, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, one happy "family" luxury community.
Source - 1 - DBKP - John Edwards Love Child Scandal
Source - 2 - Governor's Club
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