Reille Hunter’s Tabloid-Grade Life
The John Edwards saga is one in a long line of tabloid-type tales in the life of Rielle Hunter.
Her father had her beloved show horse killed for insurance money. An ex-boyfriend used her as his muse for the “cocaine-addled, sexually voracious” narrator of one of his novels. She went to Hollywood to become a star and left about a decade later with only a few bit parts.
Through it all, Hunter considered herself a truth-seeker.
“For as long as I can remember, I had a relentless desire for truth,” she said on her personal website in the mid-2000s.
Then she met John Edwards in the bar of a New York hotel in 2006. Hunter said they had a connection the instant their eyes met, and a few hours later she was spending the night in the Democratic presidential candidate’s room.
Their relationship led to a landslide of lies.