John Edwards ‘Love Child’ Photo

I am assured by the folks at National Enquirer that these are THE PHOTOS EVERYONE’S BEEN WAITING FOR!

The NATIONAL ENQUIRER is releasing the photograph that the world has been waiting for — the first-ever picture of John Edwards and his love child!

The stunning “spy photo” shows the former presidential contender holding his infant daughter Frances Quinn Hunter at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles — where the ENQUIRER caught him visiting the baby’s mother, his mistress Rielle Hunter.

Edwards is holding his love child while standing in front of a distinctive striped curtain.  The same window covering hangs in each one of the hotel’s guest rooms — and is clearly visible in photos of guest rooms on the hotel’s Web site.

“These photos are damning proof,” said a source close to the situation.  “He’s been caught lying about his affair with Rielle and their love child for many months — and now the proof against him is piling up.  His elaborate coverup is unraveling at the seams.”


Or, it could be John Edwards with some random baby and all PhotoShopped.  Who knows these days?

But the Enquirer is certainly right that a whole lot of people are interested in this story, even if its coverage has been almost exclusively limited to the tabloids and blogs.

Via memeorandum, where the discussion will soon heat up.

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  1. Linda Peacock says:

    This does not look like John Edwards at all! Thank you for releasing this photo.

  2. markm says:

    I don’t know…it kinda sorda looks like him..maybe. I would think you’d have a wee bit better pic before you run to the presses thought wouldn’t ya??. I mean, in the “Gone Hollywood” section on the side of this blog there are from time to time some she celeb with her nibbly bits exposed and cleaner pics are taken from quite a distance. Just sayin’.

  3. The Other Ed says:

    “distinctive striped curtains” are damning proof?

    Not to me. I’m waiting for Bat Boy to come forward as a witness!

  4. rodney dill says:

    Looks like Pat Sajak as much as it does like Edwards.

  5. Sydney says:

    How stupid does he think we are? Obviously he never told his wife about the affair in 2006. Because if he had admitted the affair in 2006, Elizabeth NEVER would have allowed Rielle to go on the campaign trail with John during the latter PART of 2006 and you wouldn’t be seeing photos of her filming him in December of 2006. Thank you. I rest my case.