As reported in New York Magazine:
Surprising few people — especially not the National Enquirer, which has been reporting this story for nearly two years now — former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards admitted that he was the father of Frances Quinn Hunter, the baby daughter of his former mistress Rielle Hunter. He released the following statement to the Today show:
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.
According to Edwards friend Harrison Hickman who talked with Today, Edwards is caring for his daughter “both financially and emotionally.” (Edwards himself didn’t speak, claiming he can’t because of an ongoing investigation into whether he improperly used campaign funds to carry on the affair.)…
[continues in New York Magazine]