Paternity Test Proves John Edwards is Rielle Hunter's Baby Daddy

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After a year of speculation, a DNA test confirms that former presidential hopeful John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby, reports the National Enquirer.

The DNA test was conducted with some level of secrecy, and now the Enquirer reports that Edwards' and Hunter's lawyers are working out the details of child support. Edwards has consistenly claimed that he couldn't possibly be the father of Hunter's daughter, and that the real father is a friend and personal aide named Andrew Young.

Earlier this year, Young was reported to be pitching a tell-all book about the truth behind the John Edwards affair in which he claims Edwards knew all along he was the father. Young claims he tried to help Edwards play damage control by taking Hunter into his home (with his wife and children) while she was pregnant. Edwards is currently under investigation by the FBI to find whether or not Edwards illegally funnelled campaign funds to Hunter.

From the Enquirer:
Edwards - who hotly denied he was the child's father when he publicly confessed his affair with Rielle on ABC's Nightline a year ago - has broken the news to his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth, sources say.

But The ENQUIRER has also learned that Rielle testified against Edwards before a federal grand jury that's probing whether he broke campaign finance laws by secretly funneling money to her - and her testimony could send the former North Carolina senator to jail!

The positive DNA test finally ends the elaborate cover-up that Edwards engineered to hide the fact that he fathered Rielle's 18-month-old daughter Frances.
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