Washington, Aug.21 (ANI): Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, said in an interview on Thursday that she expects some sort of paternity test to take place to determine if her husband is the father of his former mistress Rielle Hunter's 18-month-old child.
Last night, when asked by CNN's Larry King if DNA testing was going to happen, Elizabeth Edwards said "my expectation is that, at some point, something happens, and I hope for the sake of this child that it happens... in a quiet way."
CBS affiliate WRAL reported last week that sources anticipate former Sen. Edwards will soon admit that he is the father of Hunter's child. Last August, Sen. Edwards admitted to an affair with Hunter but said the child was not his.
Mrs. Edwards was on Larry King Live to primarily debate health care reform with former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, but she took a few personal questions.
She said "everything seems to be going pretty smoothly" at her house, where she is getting her children ready for the upcoming school year. King asked about her health-Mrs. Edwards is diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer-and she said she feels good and has "had recent tests that show me to be in pretty good health, all things considered."
Meanwhile, John Edwards has said that he will move the mother of his love child into his North Carolina neighborhood so he can help raise their 18-month-old baby.
According to the National Enquirer, which was the first to crack the story on Edwards affair with campaign aide Rielle Hunter, the former candidate's wife, Elizabeth Edwards, who is stricken with cancer, was furious when her husband told her of his parenting plans.
With a secret DNA test proving Edwards is the father of Hunter"s daughter, Frances, Edwards is expected to admit his paternity before the end of an ongoing criminal investigation into whether his campaign illegally paid her to keep quiet about their affair, according to a TV news station in North Carolina.
Hunter apparently agreed to testify to a federal grand jury investigating whether Edwards broke campaign finance law by paying "hush" money to Hunter and another aide who claimed paternity of the child. Hunter was spotted last week in Raleigh, N.C., entering a federal courthouse, where she spent nine hours.
Edwards has admitted to an affair with Hunter that he says ended in 2006. That year, Edwards" political action committee paid Hunter"s video production firm 100,000 dollars for work.
Then the committee paid another 14,086 dollars on April 1, 2007.
Edwards, a North Carolina senator from 1998 until his vice presidential bid in 2004. (ANI)