Things that are obvious: The Earth orbits the sun, Twinkies are not health food, and John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. And now, a year later, Edwards is admitting what was plain to see all along.
In a statement released today, Edwards voices regret over the hurt he has caused:
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.
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.
According to the Washington Post, Edwards and his wife Elizabeth are now separated, but she’s supportive of him acknowledging the truth.
In a bizarre twist, Edwards former aide Andrew Young previously claimed that he was the father of the child. But a new tell-all book — authored by Young and to be released next month — is expected to set the record straight, likely why Edwards has chosen now to come out.
Which means there’s one more thing you can count on to be obvious: John Edwards will always tell the truth … right before someone else is going to tell it for him.
Here’s hoping that they healing has already begun.
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