John Edwards Engaged to Rielle Hunter: Enquirer

And just three weeks after Elizabeth's death ... if it's true, of course
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2011 9:12 AM CST
In this Dec. 27, 2006 photo provided by the National Enquirer, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.   (AP Photo/The National Enquirer)

(Newser) – Call it an indecent proposal: Three weeks after his wife died, John Edwards reportedly asked Rielle Hunter to marry him. Okay, so it's the National Enquirer doing the reporting—but remember, the Enquirer also broke the story about Edwards’ affair with Hunter in the first place. (On the other hand, the tab has also run this story.) The former senator apparently introduced his children to Hunter during a “festive holiday getaway,” during which Hunter instructed the younger kids to “call me Mommy!” claims the tab. Click for more, including when they might make it official.

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