John Edwards has asked his mistress and baby mama, Rielle Hunter, to marry him—just weeks after burying his wife, who lost a courageous battle to breast cancer, the National Enquirer reported on Thursday. Over the holidays, the disgraced ex-presidential candidate introduced his three children, Cate, 28, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10, to the blonde campaign videographer.
And to top it off, Hunter, 46, told Edwards’ kids to “Call me Mommy,” a source told the tabloid.
While the National Enquirer first broke the story of the affair between the disgraced ex-presidential candidate and Hunter, they’ve gotten the bit about an engagement wrong before. The publication reported last February that Edwards popped the big question and that the duo was purchasing an exquisite $3.5 million beachfront home. The story was later discredited.
But according to the new report, the two-timing former Senator pledged “his love to Rielle” and promised “they would eventually ‘become one big, happy family.'” Elizabeth Edwards, who was married for 33 years to her husband, died of cancer on Dec. 7. On Thursday, it was revealed she left everything in her possession to their three children, leaving her estranged husband out in the cold.
Edwards admitted last year that he fathered a daughter with Hunter with whom he began having an extramarital affair with during his run for President in 2008. The wronged wife would be furious if she found out Edwards proposed to Rielle, according to the Enquirer.
“Elizabeth must be turning over in her grave,” a source told the tabloid.
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