He broke up with his baby momma over the summer, but there are claims that recent heart troubles have given John Edwards a new out look on life.
The disgraced politician reportedly spent the holidays with his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, and their 3-year-old love child. A source close to the couple confrims that the couple is back on, AND possibly getting married. According to the source,
"John believed he was facing death, and that’s why he suddenly proposed to Rielle. He told her, ‘life is too short. Let’s get married right away.'"
How sweet! Sounds like he's had a real change of heart, unless…. John could be motivated by something other than love! (Odd for a politician, right?)
Raoul Felder, a New York divorce attorney says getting Hunter to marry him could fix most his problems… the legal ones, anyway. He says that
"If John Edwards could convince Rielle Hunter to marry him, it would be a masterstroke."
You see, if the couple are married, Rielle would be able to exempt herself from testifying in the ongoing case against her new husband when he goes to trail for misusing $1million in campaign funds to cover up his affair and the birth of their daughter.
Without her testimony the prosecution will be missing a key wittiness, which would for sure help John avoid jail time!
Smart move Johnny boy!
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