Rielle Hunter opens up about her very interesting life in the April issue of GQ Magazine. The woman behind the John Edwards scandal finally talks about her relationship with the former Presidential hopeful, their sex tape and their 2-year-old daughter. Check out a few highlights below and the rest of the interview here.
During the campaign, did you offer John advice? Or did he ask you for advice?
He drives our relationship. He's the man. [laughs] He's in the driver's seat.
So you wouldn't have said, for instance, "You really should get out of the race"?
You know, if he would ask me… He'd kind of run things by, like, "What do you think about this?" He did that about endorsing Obama. He was like,"You think I should endorse Obama?" And I said, "Do whatever you want to do. I have no opinion whatsoever on that." And I didn't. I had no opinion. And if I have an opinion, I'll give it to you, but I had no opinion.
Oprah Winfrey recently had Andrew and Cheri Young on her show. When asked about the sex tape, Cheri gave a description to hoots from the audience. How did you feel about that?
I am astonished that someone who's being sued for invasion of privacy would then take the step of describing the thing they are being sued about on Oprah.
Oprah also said on that show that John Edwards must have been out of his mind to make a sex tape while he was running for president, a comment that was picked up all over the Internet. What did you think about that?
That's such a great question, because Oprah Winfrey, how she thinks and what she says, influences hundreds of thousands of people. First of all, that judgment she has is based on factually incorrect information, and it inspires other people to jump on the bandwagon and have that same judgment. And second, people's judgments and opinions have only to do with themselves. This has to do with Oprah's belief systems about sex, about public office, about men. It has all to do with Oprah and has nothing to do with John Edwards.
One final question. How do you describe your relationship with John Edwards right now?