Edwards Tells Elizabeth 'It's My Kid': Enquirer

Concerned ex-lover will go public, Edwards cops to love child first
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 11:11 AM CST
In this undated image rendered from video and provided by Extra, Rielle Hunter is shown during an interview.    (Extra)
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(Newser) – John Edwards has come clean to his wife about the baby he fathered with ex-mistress Rielle Hunter, reports the National Enquirer (the publication that broke the news of the affair). Hunter has been “edgy” over cancer-stricken Elizabeth Edwards’ upcoming book, and the tabloid says John’s confession is an attempt to stop Hunter from breaking the news herself.

“The last thing John wants right now is for Rielle to go public before Elizabeth’s book comes out, make new headlines and trigger a nasty battle between the two women,” a source says. “These concerns led to John telling Rielle that he had sat down with Elizabeth and admitted to being the baby’s father.”