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Reille Hunter Rielle Hunter and John Edwards No Longer a Couple

No surprise here for Rielle Hunter or John Edwards.

Rielle Hunter and John Edwards ended their controversial relationship last week, just days after her new book debuted and she went public about how they met, hid their affair and had a baby girl together.

“We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all,” Hunter told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

When asked if she still loved Edwards, Hunter replied, “I do.”

Stephanopoulos asked if Edwards still loved her and she said, “You have to ask him. I think he does. I mean I feel that he does.”

Nevertheless, the couple split, she said, worn down by the scrutiny and pressure brought on by their high profile affair that began while Edwards was running for the 2008 presidential nomination.

“For me, for my part in it, it’s because I’m no longer interested in hiding, hiding our relationship, not living out,” she said. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve had a lot of media scrutiny. It’s complicated and it’s hard. It wears you down after a while.”

Hunter, 48, wouldn’t say whether one of them made the break.

“That’s private. We decided together to end it. It’s hard. It’s painful,” she said.

Maybe this long ordeal will be over and John Edwards can go back to taking care of his children, including the one with Rielle Hunter.

Talk about a political career melt down….

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