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12 gross things about the Rielle Hunter interview on '20/20'

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Here are 12 gross things about tonight's Rielle Hunter interview about her relationship with John Edwards (apart from the fact that it happened). Hunter was interviewed for ABC's "20/20" by Chris Cuomo. Some of it's new, some of it's not. All of it is gross.

-The sex tape was made on a "poverty trip" to Uganda.

-The way Hunter would take swipes at Elizabeth Edwards and follow with "And I'm not saying that to bash Elizabeth" or "I'm not trying to be mean about Elizabeth."

-That Hunter excused all of Edwards' bad behavior by blaming his actions on Elizabeth.

-That Hunter called his campaign after Elizabeth's second diagnosis, "The Cancer Has Returned Campaign Tour."

-That Hunter believes a lot of people will "get" why she thinks it's okay to trash the deceased Elizabeth in her new book.

-That during their affair, Hunter and John Edwards would talk on the phone for hours and he would tell her that his marriage had been "a sham for years."

-The creepy, skeevy way Rielle described her draw to Edwards: "There is something that happens between us that is indescribable and it is a mystery."

-That when she first met him she felt she could help him "merge" the public image with the man she saw.

-That Edwards called her fewer than 24 hours after their first "merger" and said he missed her "bad."

-That Hunter and Edwards never used birth control.

-That according to Hunter, Edwards once had her bump into him and his two small children at a mall, where she posed as a random shopper so she could meet the children.

-That when Edwards learned Hunter was pregnant his response was, "Gracious."

Here's a more complete story about the interview by Anne Blythe, who covered the John Edwards federal trial for The N&O.


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Great synopsis. I didn't watch and recommend not buying a book by a kook. "Johnny" may still sleep with her but can't marry her. Biology made her a parent but she's unfit to be a stepmother. 

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Brooke Cain isn't always proud of the number of hours she logs in front of the TV, but her loss of brain cells can be your gain. From reality shows to sitcoms to the more serious stuff, Brooke keeps her DVR smoking so that she can help keep you in the know. Brooke also tweets for Happiness is a Warm TV (you can follow @WarmTV) and updates the blog's Facebook page.