Friends, I’ve got some sad news in the relationship world.
According to Rielle Hunter, she and John Edwards have decided to end their relationship. Don’t worry though, it was mutual, and according to Rielle, they still love each other.
It’s a shame when you really think about it, because, in the end, they both are the only ones who truly deserve each other.
Their breakup comes as a surprise, since it wasn’t too long ago when I was watching the television and saw some paparazzi footage of the two of them on the beach, kissing on a balcony, holding hands, having a jolly-good time without a care in the world, the epitome of class and discretion.
So what happened to make this rock solid couple break up? I mean, one could certainly say that their relationship has endured through so much, so what’s to make them stop the love fest now?
Apparently, Rielle claimed their relationship ended last week after she was “No longer interested in hiding.” But that they remain “a family.”
This confession comes at a time when seemingly everyone is interviewing Rielle Hunter. But why, I hear you cry, why would anyone willingly interview this attention starved harpy? Why would anyone want to talk to a woman who has nothing but negative things to say about people who have already suffered through so very much?
But it’s all so very simple, Miss Hunter isn’t your regular run of the mill mistress/baby momma of the rich, political, and famous. She’s a filmmaker and writer by trade, and of course knows when to cash in on the supposed love of her life’s recent legal disputes.
In order to clear up the apparent “misconception” that she is in fact a cold-hearted siren capable of dragging eager sailors and their entire families under the icy depths, she has written a book.
What an original move.
It details not only her affair with John Edwards, but also cruel and abrasive digs at his long suffering late wife, even going so far as to say that she was so unbearable, that she in fact drove him into the arms of other women such as herself.
Why, that makes the whole affair okay, doesn’t it? His wife practically forced the two together! How convenient! It’s almost as if she’s trying to make the terribly sordid thing they both engaged in okay—but I really can’t judge until I read the entire book; which I will most likely never do if I am to retain what little faith I have in the future of mankind.
Cleverly entitled What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me, which should preferably be from this day forward referred to as A Tale of Two Sociopaths has all sorts of exciting facts about the affair. A few of which make Edwards, who was recently found not guilty of the accounts that he used campaign money to cover up their sordid affair, look downright disgusting. (For the record, he did before, now it’s just exponentially increasing.)
That’s a pretty interesting thing to do to a man who you claim to love, but I think we all can agree that Miss Hunter has a slightly warped perception on the world and how one ought to function in it.
According to her, mere weeks after the two began their “relationship” he introduced her to his kids. Why that won’t scar them for life at all. Oh! And she also revealed that the two of them at one point stayed overnight in the home that he shared with Elizabeth, but strangely enough, they drew the line at sleeping in the master bedroom. She says that would have been “too weird.”
Oh yes, you’re having an affair with a married man with two young children and a terminally ill wife, but staying in the room where they both usually sleep? Now that’s just crossing the line!
Here’s my big dilemma. I’m not sure how to regard John Edwards in all of this. If she is telling the truth, then he is truly something of a sociopath to have done this to his wife and his children. It’s bad enough to cheat on your wife, but to do while she is dying from terminal breast cancer?
To do that to her, to his children, is so incredibly unacceptable that it makes me nauseous to even think about. I, for one, am feeling for his eldest daughter Cate, who has shouldered the responsibility of attending the court proceedings with him, and of protecting and taking care of her two younger siblings while the hell-storm brought on by her father ravages their lives. Rielle Hunter had an affair because she really had nothing to lose.
If this is the case, if Rielle Hunter is telling the truth in her new book-- there is no way in hell John Edwards can ever be redeemed. He can do some good things here and there, but nothing will ever make him into a semblance of a decent human being ever again.
If Rielle Hunter isn’t telling the truth, if she’s lying about the affair and it’s details in order to sell her books and sensationalize the affair (this also would not surprise anyone) then he’s a man who made a pretty horrendous mistake over and over and over again, whose character is extremely questionable but who may be, deep down underneath all of those layers of stupidity and callousness, a good person like the one he appeared to be before this whole mess.
In this situation, John Edwards might be able to redeem himself. Might being the operative word.
My personal disposition makes me want to believe the second scenario very badly. I want him to be a good father for his children and for his daughter with Hunter, Francis Quinn. I want him to work really freaking hard and earn back his family’s trust and help them in the wake of their mother’s untimely death.
But many of the facts, what I’ve seen, what he’s done, leads me to believe the former rather than the latter. I suppose time will be the judge on that one.
The fact of the matter is, short of killing someone, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter engaged in some of the worst actions that people can admit to. But whereas John Edwards is keeping his mouth shut about everything, Rielle Hunter is most likely going to make some serious money off of their mutual depravity and the poor child that was conceived in the midst of it all.
We have become a society filled with people who make livings off of their own terrible decisions, lives, and sins. People broadcast their problems, and sell themselves for the sake of fame and money. This is one of the worst cases I’ve seen. It’s one thing for the Kardashians to broadcast their break ups and weddings and births…But an affair of that magnitude, and to be so cruel to the woman whose life you hurt so badly is just unimaginable.
Rielle Hunter claims that it was her “duty” to write this book to set the story straight, at least for the sake of John’s three children. She recently said in an interview that her book shows the world that John Edwards was not a demon, Elizabeth Edwards was not a saint, and that she was not a home wrecker.
If you really feel like it’s your duty to set the record straight, why not just sit down and talk to his kids? Why write a book about it? A book that their friends, teachers, employers and significant others will read, a book that will undoubtedly be just one more thing to negatively impact their lives.
This is a woman with nothing but ill intentions who is bent on making herself look good, at all costs, even if it means selling out the family and the life of the man she claims she loves. Place all of the blame on Elizabeth for driving him to you, and tell everyone that you weren’t the first mistress which makes him look like a morally corruptive person.
We have to start taking responsibility for these types of characters. If they aren’t being paid for being public assholes, they’ll revert to being private ones.
Something I think, that everybody would find to be preferable.
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