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Report: John Edwards & Rielle Hunter Getting Married

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Jan. 6 2011, Published 10:32 a.m. ET

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After much speculation about the status of their relationship, John Edwards allegedly asked his mistress Rielle Hunter to marry him, according to a recent report.

The National Enquirer reports (via the Huffington Post) that the democratic senator and former presidential nominee will marry Rielle, his mistress who he has a 2-year-old daughter Quinn with, at some point this summer.

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While the Enquirer gets credit for breaking the bombshell story about John's tryst with Rielle, the report lacks originality as the publication printed a similar story this time last year about a Edwards/Hunter union.

Rielle recently opened up to GQ magazine about her feelings for John and their affair.

“I feel comfortable talking now, because Johnny went public and made a statement admitting paternity,” she said in the GQ interview about finally opening up on their relationship.

“I didn’t feel like I could ever speak until he did that. Because had I spoken, I would have emasculated him. And I could not emasculate him. He’s very supportive of me talking now."

She also admitted to still being in love with him.

“I do know that I love him and that love is till death do us part, and probably beyond, she says. “We have a child together, so at the very least we will be co-parents together.”

John' wife, Elizabeth Edwards, died last month after a heroic battle against breast cancer.

She left all of her possessions to her three children.

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