Reports are surfacing that John Edwards is engaged to marry his longtime mistress, Rielle Hunter.
The National Enquirer has published a story that claims the ex-North Carolina Senator and 2004 vice-presidential nominee proposed to Hunter only three weeks after his ex-wife Elizabeth's funeral. The story says they will marry sometime next summer.
Hunter recently told GQ magazine, “I do know that I love him and that love is till death do us part, and probably beyond... We have a child together, so at the very least we will be co-parents together.”
Edwards had an affair with Hunter, who was a videographer on his 2008 campaign for president, and he fathered a child, Frances Quinn, with her. He denied paternity until January 2010, and shortly after he admitted the baby was his, Elizabeth Edwards announced she was separating from him.
No comment yet from Edwards or Hunter on whether the story is true.