Edwards Moves Former Mistress to NC: Enquirer

John wants to help raise love child; wife Elizabeth enraged
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2009 4:20 PM CDT
In this 2006 photo provided by the National Enquirer, John Edwards is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in New Orleans.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – John Edwards is moving his former mistress and their 18-month-old daughter into his North Carolina neighborhood, the National Enquirer reports. Sources tell the tabloid that the former Democratic presidential candidate is determined to be involved in raising his child with Rielle Hunter. Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, is said to have “exploded in a rage” at the news.

“John is definitely behind Rielle’s move to Wilmington,” a source says. “There’s absolutely no way that he didn’t approve or arrange her moving closer to him. John’s admitted to his family and close friends that he’s the father of Frances. He says he wants to be a part of her life and help raise his daughter.”