john edwards rielle hunter John Edwards reportedly engaged to Rielle HunterAccording to the National Enquirer, former presidential candidate John Edwards has proposed to his mistress Rielle Hunter, a mere four weeks after his estranged wife’s Elizabeth Edwards death.

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, considering he had the audacity to have the affair in the first place and has a 2-year-old daughter Frances because of it, but considering the public nature of Elizabeth’s final days and reports that he was with the family at her bedside when she passed, we still find this a tad unseemly. Perhaps he was mad at being left out of Elizabeth’s will.

The Enquirer is also reporting that on a holiday family trip where Rielle and John told his children of the engagement, Rielle asked the younger kids Jack and Emma Claire to call her “mommy.” We sincerely hope that is not true because if it is … gross.

The source is a the National Enquirer, yes, but remember that they broke the Edwards affair scandal back in 2007. There was even speculation the Enquirer would receive a Pulitzer for breaking that story, as the Pulitzer committee accepted the Enquirer’s work on the Edwards scandal into its 2010 submissions. The tabloid competed in two categories, Investigative Reporting and National News Reporting, and while it was not selected as a finalist, it was still under consideration.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."