John Edwards Confirms Extramarital Affair

It's opening night of the Olympics, and it also happens to be a lovely, summer Friday night that the country can't wait to get out and enjoy.

What's a politician to do?

Why, admit to cheating on his wife, of course.

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted to an extramarital affair in an interview with ABC News, the network reported Friday. He denied being the father of the woman's child, as had been alleged in tabloid reports.

Speaking to the network for a story to be aired Friday night, Edwards acknowledged the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter, which began after she was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign, ABC said.

He said that he has not taken a paternity test but that the timing of the affair rules out the possibility that he could be her baby girl's father.

A former campaign aide has publicly said he fathered the child.

Edwards also said that, although he was banging Rielle -- while, I should mention, his wife was battling cancer -- he never loved her.

See, that makes it all okay. It's the conversation I have with all my boyfriends. I'm like, "See, I totally understand if you need to get some outside action, just don't fall in love, okay?" Right. Why don't we just have Tucker Max run for President?

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