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VIDEO: Rielle Hunter Breaks Silence On John Edwards Affair

Apr. 28 2010, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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Rielle Hunter opens up in her first TV interview about her torrid affair with former Presidential candidate John Edwards, and has a preview clip of her upcoming tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In an exclusive interview with Oprah, Hunter talked about Edwards' highly publicized interview with ABC's Bob Woodruff during which he first admitted to having an affair with Hunter after months of denying it.  In that same interview, he also (falsely) denied that he was the father of Hunter's child.

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Hunter said everyone close to Edwards, who knew the truth, begged him not to do the interview, but that he did it at the urging of his wife Elizabeth.

Hunter told Winfrey that Elizabeth really wanted him to do the interview to "say the truth..speak the truth."

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The problem, Hunter says, is that Elizabeth "didn't know the truth".   

Hunter says it was only after the interview that Edwards "came clean" with Elizabeth, and admitted to her that he was in fact the father of Hunter's baby girl.

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Hunter also told Oprah that she believes she did not play a central role in the break-up of the Edwards' marriage.

Oprah's entire interview with Rielle Hunter airs Thursday on The Oprah Winfrey Show.



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