These are the top 10 questoins are asking about John Edwards and Rielle Hunter being engaged.
1. Are John Edwards and Rielle Hunter really engaged?
There are numerous conflicting reports about whether or not John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are actually engaged. See Rielle Hunter May Get That Rooftop Wedding John Edwards Promised Her After All It wasn’t until 2 days after the initial reports of John and Rielle’s engagement that denials began to appear. See Should We Believe John Edwards When He Says He Did Not Propose to Rielle Hunter?
2. When and where was this proposal supposed to have taken place?
According to the National Enquirer, John Edwards proposed to Rielle Hunter shortly after the Christmas holiday, at a restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina called the Macaroni Grill. Edwards 3 children Cate, Jack, and Emma Claire were supposed to have been present at a blended family get-together, which also included Edwards’ lovechild and his children’s half-sister , Frances Quinn Hunter, and his mistress, Rielle.
3. Who reported the story that John Edwards and Rielle Hunter were engaged?
The National Enquirer was the first media outlet to report that John Edwards had proposed to Rielle Hunter. The newsstand copy dated January 17th contained numerous details, and an abbreviated version of the “engagement story” was posted on the Enquirer website this week. See Rielle Hunter May Get That Rooftop Wedding John Edwards Promised Her After All. The report by the National Enquirer was followed by reports from ABC, CBS, The Huffington Postand the New York Daily News, who covered themselves by attributing the story to the Enquirer. The John Edwards – Rielle Hunter engagement story was quickly picked up by hundreds of other media outlets, and was widely reported just days after the news that John Edwards was left out of Elizabeth Edwards will. See Elizabeth Edwards Cut John Edwards Out of Her Will 6 Days Before She Died
4. Why should we believe what the National Enquirer says about John and Rielle being engaged?
While it’s true that many people don’t think much of the National Enquirer as a news source, remember that it was the National Enquirer that exposed John Edwards affair with Rielle Hunter, and revealed that Edwards had fathered a lovechild with Rielle. In both cases, Edwards ended up having to publicly admit that what the National Enquirer reported about him was true. In the case of his paternity to Rielle’s daughter, little Quinn, it was almost 2 years after the fact. Barry Levine, the National Enquirer’s executive editor, said the publication is standing by its story that John Edwards proposed to Rielle. They obviously must have an inside track.
5. What does John Edwards have to say about this engagement rumor?
An unidentified Edwards family spokesperson speaking on behalf of John Edwards, told the Daily Beastthat John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are not engaged.. But bear in mind that Edwards has already proven himself to be a liar. He lied about cheating on his wife, and about being the father of Rielle’s daughter. So why wouldn’t he lie about his engagement too? When it comes to Rielle Hunter, Edwards has a track record of telling lies, and getting other to lie on his behalf. Why should we believe him now? See John Edwards Lied to Us Before, Should We Believe Him Now about Rielle Hunter? And Should We Believe John Edwards When He Says He Did Not Propose to Rielle Hunter?
6. What does Rielle Hunter have to say about this engagement rumor?
In an interview with ABC News, Rielle Hunter’s attorney, Alan Duncan,said “ I do not believe it to be true.” In other words Duncan doesn’t think so, but he doesn’t really know for sure.
7. Has anyone else weighed in on the question of whether John Edwards is really engaged to Rielle Hunter?
People magazinealso reported that an unnamed family friend said the rumor about John and Rielle was not true.
8. When is the rumored wedding of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter suppose to take place?
The National Enquirer reported that John Edwards proposed to Rielle, but that they had not yet set a specific date. Other media outlets reported that John and Rielle are planning to get married the summer of this year.
9. Isn’t it disrespectful and insensitive for John Edwards to get engaged so soon after Elizabeth Edwards’ death?
Yes, if the rumors are true, it certainly is disrespectful and insensitive for John Edwards to get engaged to his mistress so soon after Elizabeth Edwards’ death. But it was also disrespectful and insensitive for him to cheat on a loving, devoted, wife who was dying of cancer, then lead her to believe it was just a one night stand, and that he could not have possibly fathered a child. See 9 Reasons a Cheater Will Lie about His Affair and How to Get a Cheater to Tell You the Truth about His Affair Given what we know about John Edwards, it would not be out of character for him to do such a thing.
10. Wasn’t Elizabeth Edwards opposed to John Edwards marrying Rielle Hunter?
Yes, Elizabeth Edwards was vehemently opposed to John marrying Rielle. According to the National Enquirer, Elizabeth Edwards even attempted to amend her original will to discourage such a marriage from taking place. See Elizabeth Edwards’ 3-Pronged Plan of Revenge for John Edwards
Other Questions People are Asking about the John Edwards – Rielle Hunter Engagement
How did this whole engagement rumor start?
It was well known, even to Elizabeth Edwards, when she was alive, that Rielle Hunter has her sights set on marrying John Edwards. RadarOnline reported that Rielle began making wedding plans even before Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral had taken place. See As John Edwards Prepares for Elizabeth’s Funeral, Rielle Makes Wedding Plans and Rielle Hunter May Get That Rooftop Wedding John Edwards Promised Her After All
Does Rielle Hunter really think she’ll be the next Mrs. John Edwards?
Apparently she does – or at least Rielle thinks she has a fighting chance to marry John , now that Elizabeth is gone. RadarOnline reported that shortly after Elizabeth Edwards’ death, even before the funeral had taken place, Rielle was already making wedding plans. See As America Mourned Elizabeth Edwards, Rielle Hunter Envisioned Marrying John andAs John Edwards Prepares for Elizabeth’s Funeral, Rielle Makes Wedding Plans In his tell-all book, The Politician, John Edwards’ trusted aide, Andrew Young said that Edwards and his mistress, Rielle, often spoke of getting married after Elizabeth Edward’s death. It was reported that Edwards promised Rielle a rooftop wedding in New York with The Dave Matthews Band, See Rielle Hunter May Get That Rooftop Wedding John Edwards Promised Her After All.
Why would John Edwards marry Rielle Hunter, anyway?
There are a number of reasons why John Edwards might want to marry Rielle.
- Reason #1– Rielle is the mother of his lovechild, little Frances Quinn Hunter. After denying Quinn for almost 2 years he may want to marry her mother and legally give his daughter his name.
- Reason #2– Elizabeth Edwards is no longer alive to protest, or prevent his marriage to Rielle.
- Reason #3John and Elizabeth Edwards married right out of law school and were married over 30 years. Edwards has been married for the better part of his life, and he may not want to be a single man.
- Reason #4– Rielle Hunter is in love with John Edwards, and Edwards may actually be in love with Rielle.
What’s the bottom line? Are John Edwards and Rielle Hunter Engaged or not?
No one seems to know for sure whether or not John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are really engaged. Unless someone comes forward with additional — and more reliable – information, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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Ruth Houston is a New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com, the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, and publishes the Infidelity News and Views blog. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail InfidelityExpert@gmail.com
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