Former Presidential hopeful John Edwards has finally decided to come clean. After months of denial and speculation from the press, Edwards has finally admitted to fathering Rielle Hunter’s child.
People.com has released the statement that Edwards gave NBC. The statement said the following:
Two-time former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally admitted he is the father of 2-year-old child of his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, it was announced by NBC News on Thursday’s Today show.
Attorneys for the former North Carolina senator say he’s been providing financial support for 2-year-old Quinn for about a year, and Edwards has recently signed a child-support agreement with Hunter.
In a statement to NBC, Edwards says: “I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.”
He continues: “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future. To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”
Well there’s no need for Maury now.