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John Edwards Admits Paternity

John Edwards has finally admitted that he had a baby with Rielle Hunter. Here's his statement, plus everything else you need to know.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 10:38 a.m. ET

Posted on January 21, 2010, at 10:44 a.m. ET

  • Edwards' Statement:

    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.

  • 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.

  • John R. Edwards

  • (via Raleigh News & Observer)