New York, Aug.21 : One-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is said to have promised his mistress Rielle Hunter that they would reunite and remain together for lifed once his cancer-stricken wife died.
According to the New York Daily News and the National Enquirer, Hunter also refused to make Edwards take a paternity test because she feared it would jeopardize their future.
According to both dailies,the North Carolina politician called Hunter after his August 8 confession on national television, and reportedly told her: "We'll be together when Elizabeth is gone."
One day before Edwards went public about his affair, Hunter and her six-month-old daughter Frances were flown to the Virgin Islands on a chartered jet. According to the Enquirer the 50,000-dollar trip was paid for by friends of Edwards. The newspaper also said she stayed at the oceanfront home of another Edwards' pal, lawyer Lee Rohn.
The supermarket tabloid claimed Edwards begged Hunter not to have an abortion when she became pregnant last year.