Rielle Hunter was a film-maker who John Edwards risked his political future and his family for, is said to be a “party-girl” who even indulged in drugs.
Rielle Hunter’s occupations have been all over the place including being an actress, producer, new age blogger – and now, whore!
Hunter is from Florida, and the 43 year old woman grew up in a wealthy household, but is now deep in debt.
Hunter, born Lisa Druck, first came to New York in the 80’s, where she hooked up with novelist Jay McInerney.
“She used to be a real party girl,” he told Page Six. “When she wasn’t out at nightclubs, she was taking acting classes.
“We dated for only a few months, but in that period, I spent a lot of time with her and her friends, whose behavior intrigued and appalled me to such an extent that I ended up basing a novel on the experience.”
The book was called “Story of My Life.”
In 2005 Rielle Hunter caught John Edward’s eye when she met her soon to be politician lover at the Regency Hotel bar.
She was out with a group, drinking “like an old cougar fool,” Page Six’s source said. “She’s an idiot, a fool, a moron, a faux-guru, but not mean-spirited.”
A year later Edwards’ political action committee paid $100,000 in a four-month period to a newly formed company run by Hunter.
She directed production of four Web videos showing the presidential wannabe in supposedly candid moments as well as delivering a public address on morality.
Edwards denied today that he ever loved her. But at parties Rielle Hunter would tell people she didn’t even know that she was having an affair with the senator, adding, she was “stressed out” but they were “in love,” another source said.
Edwards used to gossip to Hunter about other candidates and personal information. “It was amazing what he confided to her. Very inappropriate stuff and not provable,” the source said.
She later spent time in California where her blog says she went to “get away from New York because I was doing so many drugs,” according to the Huffington Post web site.
On the coast, she wrote, acted in and produced a short comedy flick called “Billy Bob and Them.”
Her new age blog, recently taken down, contains insights like: “Who knows why? Who cares? . . . Oh my God the comedy of it all,” according to the web site Jossip.
She was married for about a decade to a man named Kip Hunter, who bears a striking resemblance to Edwards.
He would say only, “I lived in New York a long time. I love your paper,” when questioned by the Post.