Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Former US presidential candidate John Edwards is the father of the baby born from an affair with campaign videographer Reille Hunter.
A secret DNA test that was conducted after Hunter tried to get financial help from Edwards for the 18-month-old girl named Frances has proved correct, the National Enquirer reports.
Hunter apparently agreed to testify before a federal grand jury on whether Edwards broke a campaign finance law by paying hush money to Hunter and a former aide who had claimed paternity in Edwards' stead.
Hunter was spotted last week in Raleigh, North Carolina, entering a federal courthouse, where she spent nine hours.
During a confessional interview with ABC News last summer, Edwards had adamantly denied fathering a child with Hunter, and welcomed a paternity test.
His wife, Elizabeth, has said while promoting her book that she doesn't know if her husband is the father, FOX News reported.
Former Edwards' aide Andrew Young, who made a similar courthouse visit while the grand jury was sitting last month, said in 2007 he was the child's father. Hunter said around the same time that Young was the father and the birth certificate does not list a father's name.
Edwards admitted to having an affair with Hunter, but says he ended it 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. (ANI)