John Edwards Finally Admits: “I Am Quinn’s Father”

John Edwards is finally coming clean. The former Democratic presidential hopeful admits in a written statement to NBC that he is the father of a 2-year-old daughter, Quinn, with Rielle Hunter, who worked as a campaign videographer, Us reports.

In his statement provided to NBC news, Edwards acknowledges the extramarital affair and says he is taking responsibility for the child, Frances Quinn Hunter:

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.”

Edwards, 56, and his wife Elizabeth Edwards have been married for nearly 33 years. The couple had four children together. Their eldest child, son Wade, died in a 1996 car accident. In August 2008, Edwards admitted to having an affair with Hunter, but repeatedly denied being the father of her child. The former North Carolina senator is finally facing the truth.

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.”

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  • Carla

    This man is just indredible… I mean… poor kids… all of them.
    I really don’t understand how his wife’s still with him. His actions don’t show any kind of respect for his family. It’s not like it was a “one time” mistake… It’s just sad and trully sellfish.

  • Janice

    Dumb decision to deny the kid was his… ummm, the kid looks just like him. That must have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, when his wife found out. She really didn’t’ think the kid was his. What a liar, liar, liar. I’m glad they are living apart. I don’t know how Elizabeth stands the sight of him any more.

  • Rings

    You tell that to your wife who needs it the most, jackass, not us. And your grownup kids.

  • Peta

    Wow. Isn’t that surprising.

    I would have had a bit more respect for him if he had owned up to the child in the first place.

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