April 6th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

Rielle Hunter heading to 'Oprah'

Oprah Winfrey Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey will set the stage for Rielle Hunter - John Edwards' former mistress - to give her first televised interview, CNN has confirmed.

While there have been reports that the interview will air sometime in May, a spokeswoman for the Oprah Winfrey show said that a specific date for the upcoming show has not been set yet.

Last May, Edwards' wife Elizabeth talked to Winfrey about her husband's infidelity and her battle with cancer. When Winfrey asked Elizabeth whether or not she still loved her husband, she responded, "It's complicated." The couple have since separated.

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  1. JAS


    April 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Memb

    Please clarify: What can Ms Hunter say that would be of any interest to anyone? How to get involved with a "famous" politician? How to have an illegitimate child? How to assure your financial future through this child? Sorry Ms Oprah, I´m really disappointed in your choice of person for an interview, when there are soooo many subjects to be interviewed, but infidelity? Give me a break!!

    April 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ramona

    I don't think Ms. Winfrey realizes the pain she is inflicting on Mrs. Edwards and her children by granting this classless 'homewrecker' an interview. As a woman, where is her sense of compassion for this woman who's been dealt a double dose of the worst kind of pain any woman can endure. Doesn't she think Elizabeth has suffered enough? I hope her sense of decency rather than concern for her ratings will prevail. Oprah, you need to come off your high horse and do the right thing!!

    April 7, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gameco

    In response to Disappointed:

    "My opinion? We have become too accepting of infidelity in our culture. I wish we could go back to the days of the scarlet letter, where adultery was not tolerated. Maybe people would think twice before they change the course of their own life, the life of their spouse, and the lives of their children."

    Guess what – infidelity happened back then as much as it happens now. We just have more video coverage. Sociologically speaking, it is not natural for humans (men or women) to mate with one partner for life. We are confusing MORALITY with SOCIOLOGY and inserting our own beliefs and projecting those beliefs on others.

    It’s not up to me to say anyone in this situation was right or wrong. People got hurt and that's a shame. But to villainize this woman (Reille) is shameful.

    We have a lot of stone-casters here. I'm going to be most of you are scorned women – are we to believe you are without sin??

    Bottom line is this: none of us were in the Edward's marriage; none of us were there during the affair. No one knows what was really happening in either of those relationships. Oprah can interview whomever she wants – she a reporter – everyone should just calm down and open your eyes. I'll bet you 5 out of every 10 couples you know are either having affairs or have had affairs. These are not bad people on either side (the one having the affair or the other man or woman) and you are friends with them.

    Don't judge people for this – it just isn't fair.

    April 7, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. cbcb-OK

    I am not sure who said it but I quote: Rielle Hunter was the perfect mistress unitl she opened her mouth; end quote. What a truism, and now she wants to continue with her holistic, love will conquer all diatribe on Ophra. What an airhead. both of them

    April 7, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. cc

    Relax, people, Oprah is gonna be scathing to this woman. She's not going to be nice. And I believe that Oprah's intention behind this interview is not to give Hunter a chance to redeem herself, but to help you all cheated and wronged wives to keep your men!

    I've always thought the Edwards were an odd couple. There was no tenderness between them, whether they looked at each other, hugged each other, or stood far apart when they announced the cancer had returned. So it's not surprising to find out that Mrs.Edwards constantly trashed her husband, that she's been abusive and disrespectful all along, and that Edwards was scared of her. Imagine a husband that's terrified of wife, instead of loved and adored! If Edwards has enough love and respect at home, the chances of going astray will be much smaller. There are temptations, especially to someone who's young, good-looking, rich, and powerful(I wonder if Elizabeth saw it this way and realized that there are women who'll throw themselves at him),but I seriously doubt that he'd throw away the life they had together for the other woman. I never liked Edwards, until the scandal broke out. I'm amazed that Edwards had put up with his wife throughout the years, stayed with her for as long as he did and has been an incredibly loving father. If it were me I'd have walked out long time ago.
    True, Elizabeth suffered a great deal, but has she been a different kind of wife, none of this would have happened. Besides blaming the Hunter and Edwards, she sure should some blame, if not all.
    I also agree with those who stated that baby Quinn will suffer a great deal later in life, because that's the only way to make Hunter realize the pain and suffering she's caused on people's lives.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. RS

    Rielle is an ignorant piece of trash. It's enough that she went and cheated with John, but does she really need to rub it in Elizabeth's face, especially since Elizabeth is dealing with terminal cancer ? And what's even more irritating, is Rielle attacking Elizabeth verbally in interviews. She makes Elizabeth out to be a horrible monster, but I wonder if she's even gotten to know Elizabeth, or is she just going by what John's told her. Rielle sweetie, you're the current flavor in John's life, but I can pretty much guarantee you that when a younger and more beautiful model comes out on to the showroom floor, you will be traded in. It's just the way it goes. And once that happens, who's really going to want you ? Probably an even lower life form than John Edwards. You two deserve each other, and Elizabeth deserves a better life.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jane

    I watched Oprah's interview with the family who sheltered Rielle and subsequently wrote a book about it. Oprah was worse than usual; asking a question and, before they could answer, interrupting with another. Oprah somewhat apologized but said she was just so frustrated. She apparently was not aware or cared not at all that she was frustrating her viewers, because we wanted to hear what they had to say. I will watch the show if only to see how many times Oprah interrupts.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lisa

    I will NEVER watch another thing to do with Oprah if you have this woman on your show, this is a VERY sad and pathetic person who has DESTROYED so MANY peoples lives, that she DESERVES NOTHING....You broke up a marriage and family you should be ASHAMED of yourself and NOT want to put your DAUGHTER through this kind of humilation....STAY OUT OF SIGHT!!!!

    April 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Amanda

    WHO CARES! We should make this woman famous for what she was a part of. I won't be watching. When did Oprah become part of the media mess.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Darleen

    Wonder if Oprah is buy tracking down her buddy Tiger's Mistresses?

    April 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Gail

    Oprah- don't do this. Cancel her appearance on your show. Trash subject!

    April 7, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cindy

    I am ashamed of Oprah for "glorifying" this woman. She should not be receiving any attention for having an affair with a married man and bearing his child while he is married to a wonderful, supportive wife. Reille should go back to the gutter where she came from and Oprah should not be contributing to her "fame" SHAME ON HER

    April 7, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. bbb

    I completely agree with "Denizen Kate". She should not get "her say" on television. I only consider the mistress to be half the problem though. Edwards himself is as much, if not more, to blame. Besides murder, what he did to his wife the worst thing a human being can do to another. The pure devastation that this causes to the spouse and to the family is almost indescribable.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kathy

    Please Oprah, cancel this appearance. You are rewarding Ms. Hunter's behavior and encouraging people to engage in this kind of conduct.

    Sponsors, pull your advertising. Let Oprah know that you disapprove of this kind of programming.

    Viewers, please boycott this program should it air. And boycott products that are advertised during this segment. Society should be doing its part to discourage this type of difficult and terrible situation for families, not glorifying it.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  16. Tina, Florida

    Most men will cheat, if there's a woman out there who will CHEAT WITH THEM (knowing they are married and living with their wife). Wake up girls! Men will say anything to get laid . . . they've been doing it since they were high schoolers. If these cheating women would have some standards then we wouldn't have to listen to the likes of Rielle Hunter, and all these other classless mistresses. Oprah, nothing this woman has to say has any value. Please don't lower our intelligence by putting her on-air. And if you do, call her Lisa Druck, (her real name) a nobody who's into power & money (but doesn't want to earn it), from my home state.

    April 7, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. hahababy


    April 7, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  18. Honest Woman

    A lot of these women have been cheated on. Well, maybe if they spent more time being a WIFE and less time complaining to a complete stranger about a particular guest on her own show, their husbands wouldn't stray!

    April 7, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  19. Water

    Oprah Winfrey, pls. don't interview Rielle Hunter & don;' air it if you already did. We are sending a wrong message to our children "go out and do as bad as you can because it increases the chance to be on the air, gets great publicity, becomes famous, get $ from being famous."

    April 7, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. Melora, Longwood, Florida

    Every time I read something on this Rielle Hunter woman, I feel I need to take a shower.... she grosses me out. I can get Opra's interest in doing an interview with her, but this whole story goes beyond John Edwards' betrayal; the more Hunter speaks, the worse she looks. Even her descriptions of encounters with Edwards show that this woman has absolutely zero morals. I feel for that little innocent child who has the misfortune to have her as her mother.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. Shaherie

    I now officially will never watch the Oprah Show again. What could Hunter possibly say that is of any interest except that John Edwards turns her on. PLEASE! Oprah has lost her way.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. tmhc

    It's business pure and simple. Ratings, sweeps, money, money, money. Why would the Oprah show be any different? Yes Oprah is a soulful person that does a lot of good in the world, but the bottom line is that....she is a business woman, and unfortunately, this interview will perhaps be the most watched interview she has done to date. As revolting as it is, it is true. I personally, will not tune in.
    May God Bless You Elizabeth Edwards. I pray that you have peace in your heart.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  23. Elizabeth Mccormack

    Please stop adding more insults to Elizabeth Edwards injuries, who cares about what John's mistress has to say, low life people like her should not have one minute on television, Oprah, am not a big fan of your show, however please be mature and not have that woman on your show, you Oprah is a woman yourself, would you like to be treated that way and then have someone come on live TV to brag? hell no! this is a big disgrace to your show if you would only do that, after all, show some integrity and dignity for another woman like yourself, and that is Elizabeth Edwards! shame on you if you ever allow this interview to be aired on your show.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  24. joanne

    She is a pig, I could care less what she has to say. I wont be watching. Unless Oprah is planning to destroy her. That I would tune in to see. Imagin that poor kid, growing up to find out how little respect everyone has for her mother and father.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  25. KKKKKatie

    The only reason Ms. Hunter wants to do an interview is because she wants to justify her actions. I'm always amazed at the poor behavior of others and how they scramble after the fact to try to convince everyone they are really a nice person. If she had any class at all ( which we know she doesn't based on her actions AND the cover up) she would quietly live her life with her daughter. She is setting the stage to write a book so like Andrew Young she can cash in!!

    April 7, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. Denise

    I have alway had a great deal of respect for OPRAH...untl now.Oprah, have you lost your mind!? You are not MAUREY POVITCH...you are so much better adn to give air time to this tramp..someone who was only looking for fme and to "CATCH A CELEBRITY" is so upseting to your loving viewers..are you trying to make us not miss you when you are gone...this is not a story...Hey,hee is an idea...lets follow up withthat tramp Bombshell whatever that ruined Sandra Bullocks life. Why must we give them exactly what they want...fame!

    April 7, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mick

    Woman need to start respecting other Woman's familes and stop bedding other woman's husbands, If you know that man is married, send him away from you todeal with the issues in his marriage and stop letting him use you to satisfy his nature rising. The adulterous act is not complete if a woman say's NO, to these married man. I do not excuse these dogmatic men for chasing the cat, but woman have the power to to stop this terrible sin that destory families and the union of marriage. It is up to US,

    April 7, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Wilde

    I certainly don't condone extra marital affairs. If you are in an unhappy marriage, get out... but why all the hate towards Rielle Hunter? I don't approve of her actions... but for the most part (until recently) she has been silent... John Edwards on the other hand has had his day in the sun, and I find his actions considerably viler that hers. Let's see, he is a married guy, his wife has cancer, he is romping around with another woman, he lies to everyone with a straight face and denies everything including his daughter.

    I find it disturbing that when married men have affairs, it's the other women that get the blame.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. L.E.

    This is not the first major scandal that Ms Hunter, the former Lisa Druck, has been involved in., if she is going to appear on Oprah, I hope Oprah also asks her about the role her father played in the killings of top show horses, including her own – Harry the Hawk, for the insurance money. It was Lisa/Rielle's father who taught the Sandman, Tommy Burns, how to kill horses by means of electrocution.

    The main character in the book "Story of my Life", which was written by her former boyfriend, Jay McInerny, is based on Rielle. 'Hot Blood" details the horse killing scandal and her family's involvement in it.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  30. kp

    People need to think of the family that this woman hurt. Not just Elizabeth Edwards but the Edwards kids. I have experienced this mess first hand, when my father had a long-time (private) affair with another woman, who eventually had a child with him. Not only was my mother (and father's wife) devastaed, but my siblings and I were. When a man cheats, he cheats on his whole family. As a now married woman, I cannot understand why a woman, who knows the man has a family, would continue a relationship with him. I understand that Oprah's show is simply giving Rielle Hunter a stage for her story, but we should not be sensationalizing this. Think of the Edwards kids.

    April 7, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. leila

    Oprah is just doing her job to interview people just like she has done with all the other people. Just cos someone is on her show does not mean she approves of the person either way.
    And people who are still talking politics, OBAMA has won and he is YOUR president whether or not you like it.
    by the way thats why the TV has stations and thats why there is and on and off button, if you dont like it turn it off or watch something else. !!

    April 7, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  32. Mick

    I think the media is giving too much air time to all these adulterous men and woman. As if it is something to be glorified in your face. These people have disgraced there families, how much more information do we need to know. It is pretty self explanatory what happen. It is not informative and it sure is not entertaining news.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. CR

    Dingbats are funnier in person. Right Oprah?

    April 7, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  34. Lady Godiva

    Once a cheater, always a cheater....

    April 7, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  35. Renay


    April 7, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  36. Andie

    I'm shocked that so many people are mad at Oprah. It is her JOB to discuss current events that we do and do not hear. Elizabeth Edwards gave her side and so did Andrew Young and his wife. It's only fair that Rielle Hunter is given equal amount of time to express her side. She was totally silent until the GQ interview. I'm not pro Rielle, what she did was wrong – no question about it. But if you're going to give air to one side then you should give air to the opposing side. It's called journalism. And for the people who say they will stop watching her show, buying her magazine, etc... trust me, she will not miss you or your money.
    BTW, why are you so concerned about what goes on in other people's relationships, ie John Edwards, Tiger Woods, etc. Pay attention to your own relationships and your own family. You are not Elin or Elizabeth. No one owes YOU an apology or explanation. Watch the show or dont.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  37. noshocker

    This has been a horrible, public mess. The three of them belong on The Maury Povitch show, not Oprah.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  38. Babs

    This is a mistake. Please exit gracefully. Please do not air this show. This woman is a lunatic. There is nothing, not a single thing, redeeming about her. She posed in her underpants in a magazine, then said she felt terrible (called Barbara Walters, and Barbara went along with the damage control move). She says John Edwards marriage was over two decades ago. Well, he could have left. And she could have waited. Why glamorize this behavior, which was completely egocentric? I'm so disappointed that you think having her on your show is a good idea.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  39. OMG

    Oprah has let success go to her head – sort of liked her to start with and then as more success came her way and people actually became giddy over being on her show or having her around and it became clear she thought she knew it all and could do it all, changed my mind – she's just a person that became successful and is turning her last years in to Jerry Springer – she can do what she wants..we all realize this...she is OPRAH....but just go away....please....it's old, it's boring and who gives two hoots about John Edwards or his mistress .....Elizabeth is the victim as well as the poor baby – stop giving the mistresses or the cheaters air time – they don't deserve anything at all....the victims deserve a voice .... I wonder if it were Obama if she'd be having the 'other woman' on the show...NOT

    April 7, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  40. Jonsie

    I stopped watching Oprah when she decided we all needed to see her political leanings. She is what she is a tabloid TV talk show host. Why is anyone surprised? All she cares about is ratings!!

    April 7, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  41. retmil

    What has happened to Oprah? I stopped watching her show after she had the hateful Sarah Palin on–good thing she is leaving television as she seems on a path of destruction. A lot of us lost our respect for her.....

    April 7, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  42. LoomisMort

    If I thought that Oprah Winfrey was a legitimate journalist I would think that including this woman on her show was an attempt to report facts about a story very much on peoples' minds in the US (however irrelevant and distasteful I find it myself). However since Ms Winfrey is not a legitimate journalist I think that it shouldn't surprise anyone that she is inviting guests that will boost her ratings, provide her publicity in public forums (such as this), and make her more money. All of which has been and still is a common aspect of all sensational talk show media. In either case why are people so outraged? Seems reasonable that she should keep doing what she's always done in order to carve out and maintain her career as a talk show celebrity, no?

    (NB: I am not an Oprah fan. I merely would like to point out that, though Oprah deserves criticism, I'm not sure that which is being levied by the commentators here is most pertinent.)

    April 7, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  43. Nancy

    LBW, a vial is a container, NOT a stupid, offensive person. The word is VILE.

    April 7, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  44. justin

    I am so sick and tired of bashing of this girl. You know it takes two to cheat and he...Mr. Edwards just didn't fall into her. You all need to get a grip!!!! Yes she should have walked away...but she didn't...John should have walked away...but he didn't!!!!!

    My ex cheated on me...believe me I know the pain...but in the end I learned that it took both of them to do the cheating and while disliking him more than anything helped me emotionally...i grew to dislike her even more for what she pulled!!!!!

    April 7, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  45. K

    Because people, Oprah is a business not just a name, and she is mostly interested in ratings and money! DUH

    April 7, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  46. Bradley

    I'd like to date Elizabeth Edwards. What a classy, smart, great looking woman.

    April 7, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  47. Madismom

    I cannot believe that you would give airtime to this home wrecker. Have we run out of legitimate guests? Poor choice. Yuck.

    April 7, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  48. boo boo

    Oprah needs to keep her trap shut. She was the one who called Tiger Woods her "SON". She did a real screwed up job with that jerk! Hope she remembers that John Edwards did his best to get Obama in office and that of course, was an Oprah project.

    April 7, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. Deb

    Well that's it–that's the end of my adoration of Oprah. Ms. Hunter has gained fame for being an adulterer–it's that simple. John Edwards is a pig. Oprah is really trolling the bottom of the lake for guests.

    April 7, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  50. Sheliah M.

    Let us NEVER forget Oprah is an ENTERTAINER. While she often appears to demonstrate CONCERN and COMPASSION, rantings and "ratings" are EVERYTHING in her business!

    While she could have CHOSEN to "pass" on a Rielle Hunter – John Edwards...interview, she DID NOT. There can NEVER be a justification for interfering in the marriage of another person. If Rielle is ultimately sued in a North Carolina courtroom and she loses...PERHAPS this will send a STRONG message to other "would be" intruders who are SELF-SERVING, adulterous and found...GUILTY. Yes, John should be made to suffer as well!

    People who engage in these type of affairs are too often setting their CONCEIVED children (from these affairs).... up...for a similar lifestyle... and it may become an evolving door?

    April 7, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  51. theobc

    I'm sorry to say this, but the reason this woman has a forum to speak is because of the all the press given to the women tiger woods was fooling around with. why is it that it is okay for those women to get all the press they did, but not this women? now, mind you, i am not saying that any of these women should be given any time in the media (in any forum) to discuss how they seduced a married man and exploit that relationship in order to have a few minutes of fame and money. sadly, everybody is coming down on this women, but this woman did not say vows with elizabeth edwards and she had no commitment to honor to elizabeth edwards. john edwards is wholly responsible here and he has failed to take responsibility for anything – until he absolutely had to.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Kim

    Can't her fifteen minutes be up please? I am sick of listening to 'mistresses". You women sold yourselves to married men....and you are proud of that? Just a bunch of trash as bad as the jerks who slept with them...

    April 6, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Jensen

    I'm very disappointed Oprah would give this woman any air time. I won't be watching and I've lost a bit of respect for her over this.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. babak

    LADIES; relax .. the dude just wanted to get laid!
    OPRAH; I hope you plan on eating her alive or this will kill your show!
    Mr. Edwards; Do you know what a condom is?
    Rielle; What are you doing later tonight?
    Come on folks .. this is not our lives, just bad TV!

    April 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Catherine

    Nothing good can possibily come out of thie interview. She bash Elizabeth Edwards, a women dying of cancer in the GQ spread, and
    she made excuces for herself and Johnny about everything. Does Rielle Hunter think Oprah is going to go light on her? Oprah is going to make mince meat out of Hunter. Barbara Walters was dying to get this inverview. At least it didn't go to Babs because Babs would have acted like her BFF and sided with her on everything. Oprah is going to crucify Hunter during sweeps week. You wait. Elizabeth Edwards have nother to fear, Oprah is friends with Elizabeth and despises, liars, cheaters and golddiggers. Plus, Hunter claims Johhny is supportive! Why isn't HE going to make a statemtent – other than his recent one in People Mag. that Rielle Hunter is living in a fanstasy word. Oprah is smart enough to know the audience dispises Rielle Hunter for taking advance of John Edwards's family and children. The Oopsie Daiy at 44, when never been pregnant before is a big fat lie.
    Quinn is her lottery/ticket, trump card. She uses it to get near Johhny.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Diana

    BOTTOM OF THE BARREL!!! Oprah this is your worst move EVER! Don't give this tramp airtime. She needs to go crawl back under the rock she crawled out from. No one needs to see this.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Marina

    oooooh... can't wait! it's always interesting to hear the other woman's side of the story. Sure she went after him with a cheesy compliment but John Edwards had a choice to say thanks and walk away.. PERIOD. PLUS! Elizabeth new of the affair but chose to 'stand by her man' – Why? I will never know. None the less, I will be watching with this episode with a strong adult beverage in one hand.. Can't wait!

    April 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Cynthia

    Oprah, while having Rielle Hunter on your show might bring you ratings, you can bet I won't be watching, and I'm hoping many more won't either. This woman doesn't deserve the airtime you'll be giving her, and I'm very disappointed you're giving it to her. While I'm no fan of John or Elizabeth Edwards, Rielle's just cashing in on her "fame", and it seems you're just cashing in also. I would hope you could find more worthy guests.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. David E.

    So much crap!!! This is the American society, this is your daily saga with so many names, don't forget that you have G. Bush as president for 8 years and that's something to be ashamed of.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  60. wife and mother

    Why, why, why? Why does this person deserve a microphone on national televsion after her actions contributed pain to a marriage she obviously did not respect? Oprah is kidding herself if she thinks giving Hunter a voice on national T.V. is acceptable. No one cares about this chick's stinking "aha moment". Another bad decision for Oprah. Does she even have one shred of a moral compass left?

    April 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  61. c holm

    I am so tired of these people that we allow to become famous for doing less than tasteful things. We need to stop promoting this behavior.

    April 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Kim

    It takes a bigger person not to mention the fact your husband is sleeping with someone. The Kennedys for example! Ms. Hunter should be ashamed of herself and just go away. Along with all the other floozies that are coming out to claim "I have slept with someone else's husband!"
    Oprah will no longer be watched in my house!

    April 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  63. HEIDI


    April 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Zoe

    Are you people nuts. Ms. Edwards new her husband was having an affair when she did the interview with Oprah. She participated in the whole debacle. Rielle Hunter is a low life, but so is John and Elizabeth Edwards

    April 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Sency

    This will be a big interview

    politics and romance


    April 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  66. heidi


    April 6, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Algusto

    Very simple, the man is a dog, we all are. Most of you are behaving as though this interview will affect your health. You need lives.......

    April 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. alumette

    Hey ...Oprah is a formidable reporter. She had Sarah Palin and I thought.....what's with that? Can't be ! She is evidently not taking sides, just giving every one equal opportunity....to show their "true" selves. Rielle has the chance and the right to express herself. Elizabeth got her day in Oprah's chair and now it is time for Rielle. Fair is fair. Remember : Rielle did not act alone. If anyone was guilty, it was Edwards. Why should Rielle care if the man wants to have an affair with her ? It is not her problem.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  69. CCRox

    This is clear evidence that Oprah will do anything for ratings. Why would she give this cheap SLORE a national stage to further spew her crap? This woman is still flaunting her affair and continues to engage his soon to be ex wife. Shame on you Oprah.
    John Edwards is lucky he's not married to a different type of woman, because Elizabeth is handling him with kid gloves.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Valerie

    Up next- Oprah to interview all 12, err I mean 14, or is it 16? Tiger mistresses! Whoo HOO!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Angela Leonard

    Even though I can understand that people wouldn't want to hear what Rielle has to say... I feel like people need to understand that Oprah giving her a stage to say what she has to say, it's not like Oprah is asking people to forgive her or understand her or to side with her. Personally, I feel like what she might have to say would be interesting... doesn't mean I agree with what she did. As a wife, she (women like her) makes me very angry but perhaps we could learn something from how stupid she was to let something like this happen to a great woman like Elizabeth.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Guest

    I love how everyone is so negative about Rielle–she was NOT MARRIED...John Edwards was MARRIED–so quick to blame the other woman-hey take a look at the guy with the $450 hair cut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Catherine Bentley

    Why do you continue to put all these immoral women on the shows. Most people don't want to see or hear the trash these women have to say and how the live their lives. We sure don't like looking and their faces. They are a disgrace to all womanhood. I also does nothing to show the young women of today how to gown into a good person. Please stop showing them so often or at all. They call thmselves
    Mistresses but that is not what they should be called but I don't think you
    would print it.
    Sincerely, Catherine

    April 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Weezie

    Did any of you read Andrew Young's book "The Politician"? This whole group is used to privilege, went to extreme lengths to "show the world" they're common folk just like you and me, and used every manipulative trick to get John elected – including using Elizabeth's cancer recurrence in their quest. This whole group is shallow and self-serving.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Deb

    Good get Miss. O. It's your job and being that its coming to an end, may as well go out with a blast...Only sad thing is that within the last 10-15 yrs, 24hr news/entertainment cable shows has killed the private lives of public people. Lets’ face it this is really between John & Elizabeth Edwards and Ms. Hunter, they are all consenting adults

    April 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. erica

    I know deep down in her heart she doesn't condon such behavior however you have to remember that Oprah offers a platform weather good,bad,indifferent or ugly... I admire her for taking on the touch interviews..

    April 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Linda

    Wow, I am so disapointed to hear that Oprah will interview this women. I know that Oprah is a giving person and I was hopping that Oprah would give some respect to Elizabeth Edwards by lnot getiing involved by interviewing this person as I wonder what this interview will prove, more anger from all of us towards this insencative John Edwards the DOG and Rielle......well...God will judge us all in the end.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Linda

    Wow, I am so disapointed to hear that Oprah will interview this women. I know that Oprah is a giving person and I was hopping that Oprah would give some respect to Elizabeth Edwards by lnot getiing involved by interviewing this person as I wonder what this interview will prove, more anger from all of us towards this incencative John Edwards the DOG and Rielle......well...God will judge us all in the end.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  79. romi

    if Marilyn Monroe was alive and willing to talk about her political "affairs", I bet the ratings would go through the roof. Not sure what my point is – but there you go.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. lsp

    I stopped watching Oprah when she forgot that Obama's mother is white.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Sara

    I am so GLAD Oprah is going to have Rielle on the show. I guarantee that Oprah is going to lay into her because that is how Oprah is with people like that. I know people are upset, but make no mistake about it, Oprah is going to make her look like the fool she is. When I saw that GQ interview I almost threw up. How could she take ANY pictures like the ones she took? She says that GQ fooled her or tricked her. How in the world do they "trick" you into taking pictures like that or "trick" you into taking your clothes off and posing like that? I can't wait for Oprah to lay it on this self-righteous chick.

    April 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Norah

    I don't really care. I don't think that this person should be getting benefits for having an affair with a married man and then bringing a child into the whole mess. Hunter obviously likes the notoriety and this just feeds her sickness. I hope Oprah's first question will be to ask Hunter how someone her age didn't know enough about birth control to prevent pregnancy unless(gasp) she got pregnant on purpose? I wish the whole story would disappear – as I am sure his wife and children do.
    i certainly will not waste my time watching this on TV. Maybe people like this will stop receiving so much press if we just refuse to watch, read or listen to anything about them.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  83. eeyorelrn

    How disgusting Oprah.... You bring on someone who admittedly had an affair with a married man, had a child with him, and continues to make his and his families life a living hell by continuing to put her face and her innocent child's likeness out in public to make a buck. Not only is she NOT worthy of being an Oprah guest, she isn't even worthy of having her magazine spread photos and article displayed in the bottom of a birdcage. Oprah be a woman and tell this POS to take a hike and talk to the voices in her head that keep her convinced she is worth something to the public.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  84. ebooks2010com

    Criticizing blacks is a must read ebooks2010com. Open your mind and the truth will set you free. ebooks2010com

    April 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Amanda

    Seriously, who cares?
    People should focus on their own lives and stop judging other people.
    Yes, he did something wrong, but let him deal with it. Who am I to judge and criticize him for things that everyone else does?

    April 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  86. deb

    I'm one of the people here who puts the blame on BOTH John and Rielle. She knew exactly what she was doing. She didn't "just make a mistake". She wanted to sleep with a rich, powerful politician...period. John also knew exactly what he was doing. He has undoubtedly had countless affairs in the past but just didn't get caught. They all say the same thing thing when caught..."I made a mistake". Please, a mistake! They BOTH knew EXACTLY what they were doing and who they were hurting and just plain did NOT care.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  87. mj

    i do not think that oprah is going to allow this woman to redeem herself with the public. In fact, i do believe she will show herself to be an even bigger fool than she now appears to be.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Joan

    Hunter is trash, but John Edwards is the real villain who took the vows of marriage. Somehow the media wants to put the majority of blame on Hunter. To think that this idiot of a man could have been President.
    He's shameful and deserves Hunter. A man who doesn't keep a ppromise to his wife is likely to lie about anything.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Bob

    I'm sure Oprah will forgive her and let her into the circle of light. Let's all hug and head over to the barn for some Kool-aid! I think the comet will be passing by soon ...

    April 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  90. doe doe

    He wasn't forced to sleep with her.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  91. A

    Oprah – This show is going to be a part of Elizabeth's last days on this earth. I hope you at least called Elizabeth to ask her what her feelings on the show are before you made your decision whether or not to do it.

    April 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jean Anderson

    The ones I feel for are ALL of the children involved. Will any of them ever have a normal life again? I agree that this woman should not be on national TV touting her point of view. Has she no compassion? My preyers and good wishes go to Elizabeth. JHA

    April 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Gwendolyn

    While I "used to admire" Oprah I no longer do. Her shows used to be informative and sensitive. Now, she is like all the rest. This is really a shame that she is having this woman on her show. And, to address some of the comments made here – John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are BOTH sleezeballs. They deserve one another. Elizabeth Edwards nor the Edwards children should have to continually endure the media's fascination with this situation. Enough already and shame on you Oprah! Perhaps if this is all you got you should go ahead and leave the show ..... NOW!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  94. El

    Karma..... Elizabeth Edwards recover's has a happy, loving life and JE and RH catch it!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  95. RAF

    RE: Phyl
    "She [Hunter] is as guilty as Edwards, if not more so."

    This is exactly what I was saying in my previous post. So now the person who makes and breaks the vow is * less * guilty than a person who made no vow to either party?! Please!
    It's not like Edwards was powerless to walk away. Stop making excuses for cheating spouses, and stop always blaming the woman! She made a mistake in judgement; he cheated on his spouse.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  96. suzy diamond

    Everyone is blaming "this woman." What about John Edwards?? HE is the one who is married! HE is the one who was running for the HIGHEST OFFICE IN THIS COUNTRY!! He was willing to dupe every American. I hope this is an embarrassment of monumental portion to HIM but I doubt it because HE HAS NO SHAME!!

    s the one who wanted to run for the highest office in this country!!! HE's

    April 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  97. RAF

    Honestly, I'm sick of everyone attacking Hunter like this. Yes, she made a mistake. She violated a basic, unwritten law of decency - don't sleep with a married person. However, she broke no vows to E.Edwards. I'm always amazed how women lash out at the other woman, and whitewash what hubby did as if he was as much a victim as they are. Elizabeth's excuse making ("she said 'You're hot'") was pathetically sad. She directed her anger on the wrong person - Rielle owed her nothing. It was John Edwards who made - and broke - a promise to Elizabeth, and it was John - and not Rielle - that she should have had the majority of the anger for.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. deb

    Rielle Hunter is just another sleezeball who wanted to have an affair with a "powerful" politician. All of these women KNOW they shouldn't be having the affair but just don't care who it hurts. And the men involved...please, they are all narcissistic jerks who think they can do anything they want to do. They don't care about the feelings of their families or they wouldn't do this. Some stupid woman throws herself at them and they lap it up like the dogs they are! Pathetic. When caught (somehow they ALL think they won't get caught... really stupid!) they apologize all over the place and say "I made a mistake". Please, give me a break!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Phyl

    Oprah, why are you turning into Jerry Springer. She is as guilty as Edwards, if not more so. She knew he was married & if she was a real lady, despite his advances she would have rebuffed him. Quit giving credence to people like her.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Lorin

    Richard- She may be single but she knew who she was sleeping with and she definitely knew he was married, so she is just as wrong as him.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  101. spence

    Shame on you, Oprah! I certainly will not watch that show.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Lorin

    Next guest on the Oprah show..... MICHELLE MCGEE! LOL It's rediculous how these moral-less women get air time. In case any of you don't know who I am talking about, I am talking about Jesse James' mistress. It's rediculous how anyone thinks they could cheat and get away with it. It definitely doesn't work that way. A lie is a lie and it is always exposed eventually. These people are useless and a waste of our times. I will definitely not be watching this show.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  103. blustar

    I think that Rielle Hunter is a delusional, self-obsessed narcissist and that John Edwards is the same, if not worse. I have no interest in listening to any of the prattle that comes out of her mouth and won't watch.

    I also think, however, that those of you who expect that Oprah might consider the feelings of the very much alive Elizabeth Edwards over the coup of getting "exclusive" interview with are way off base. Of course she wants ratings, but more to the point, I am pretty sure that when Oprah interviewed Barabara Walters (or maybe it was the other way around) after Barbara's book came out they "high fived" each other over the fact that they had both been the "other woman" at some point in their lives. But you see, of course, in their cases the married men really did have bad marriages, and, of course, the wife knew or should have known so it really didn't matter, and, of course, it was all about real and special love so it was all just peachy keen.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Richard

    Rielle is a single woman and can sleep with whomever, whenever. John is the married one, please place blame were it needs to be...on him!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  105. angela

    Oprah..... I respect you and the show. However, I can not agree with this one. She cheated with a man who has a WIFE with breast cancer. That is really low. Team Elizabeth all the way. Rethink this one Oprah.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  106. uncle walty

    Well put Themoi. The scary thing is Oprah is still there, and she fits in the Sarah Palin category. No accounting for taste in this country. Just look a tthe varying sucesses of reality TV.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Alive in GA

    What does President Obama has to do with this interview. He won the election get over it. Oprah does what she has always done, she schedules interviews with people whom she deems to be hot or of interest to the public at that moment in time.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  108. themoi

    She is about as interesting as Sarah Palin or Kate Gosslin. The 15 minutes of fame for all 3 of them were up 20 minutes ago and they should just LEAVE.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  109. John E. Reb

    Bunch of self-rifgtheous prudes. There's varying accounts here and from a lot of insiders accounts John and Elizabeth were NOT a happy couple. Her cancer was in remission when the affair started. Rielle Hunter is NOT Jezabel and John Edwards is NOT the devil. She's just a flighty chick and he's just another uy who cheated on his wife. Who cares why. John is NOT president, he is NOT in politics anymore and never will be. Why do any of you care?

    April 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  110. lmarie

    Why would Oprah put this woman on? Who really cares what Hunter thinks? Shame on Oprah, shame, shame!

    April 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  111. uncle walty

    Putting Rielle Hunter on her show serves what purpose?

    I for one cannot wait for the day Oprah retires. Her show is a bloated load of nothing. It just further exemplifies the lack of taste in this country and how you can just about sell the American public anything. I am sure all you Oprah drones will be very upset with me but so what.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  112. frankie

    Are the rest of you awake? Oprah no longer had ANY integrity when she chose to SHOVE her politics and race in our face with her obamafest

    April 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Linda

    Oprah tends to be very HARD on guests like Reille– she runs them through the verbal ringer. You are all jumping on her too soon.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Kathy

    I am a long-time Oprah fan and although I do not watch her regularly, I will NOT tune in to see this interview. That's the beauty of our country folks, we have a choice. If you don't like it, don't watch.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  115. monnie

    i'm an oprah fan, but no way should she condone this situation by having rielle hunter on her show; rielle hunter contributed greatly to the heartache for the edwards family; oprah, please take the high road and do not have this woman on your show ~

    April 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Chris

    I think it's disgraceful that Rielle Hunter is being given all of this attention. She knew that she was having an affair with a married man – whether or not he thought his wife was dying. Rielle is just as much to blame for the affair as John Edwards. She is not the victim that she portrays herself as.

    Too bad that Oprah feels the need to grab at ratings with this interview. And too bad that it will get the high ratings.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Incredibly Disappointed, Oprah!

    It's a utterly sad reflection of our country that we facilitate people like Rielle Hunter, the various mistresses of Tiger Woods, and others of the same "ilk" by giving them interviews, airtime, book deals, and so on. These people intentionally cause pain to others and then are monetarily rewarded for their bad behavior. What are you thinking, Oprah? You have lowered yourself to being no better than the tabloids by giving Rielle Hunter airtime on your show. Airtime should go to people who live honorably and set examples unto others.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Wake up call

    This is a wake up call to women–let's protect our own! We shouldn't be dealing dirty behind each other's backs. Hands off if the object of your desire is married/committed.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  119. carole v.b.

    You really surprise me!
    May be its your time to bow out..
    I am in Haiti with all this suffering around us..
    and your topic is really below you.
    Sorry – I wont watch

    April 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Disappointed

    After discovering that my husband had been involved in a year-long affair, we have spent the past 10 months trying to heal and move forward from the devastation that it caused. Meanwhile, it seems like a different politician, athlete, or celebrity is involved in an infidelity "scandal" each week. The media ignores the fact that these are real people and the pain is deep and irreversible. Worse yet, the "impartial" reporters usually give a platform to the "other woman" where she can talk about how she thought they had a future, or how the marriage was already broken before she graced the scene. Even if it is true, does that make the offense any less offensive? Its like killing someone and saying "he wanted to die anyhow and I really didn't think anyone liked him, so what's the harm?"
    My opinion? We have become too accepting of infidelity in our culture. I wish we could go back to the days of the scarlet letter, where adultery was not tolerated. Maybe people would think twice before they change the course of their own life, the life of their spouse, and the lives of their children.
    So Oprah is giving attention to yet another "other woman"? It doesn't really impact me. But I know that Elizabeth Edwards deals with the embarassment and agony every day of what happened. Its salt in her wound, and for that, I can grieve deeply with her.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Chrissie M.

    Oprah is just chasing the ratings. Rielle has proved elusive-hardly granting any interviews except for that Men's Mag that she did. So she has conspired to make herself sought after, but of course for the wrong reasons.

    I just hate to listen to Rielle's wacky New Age-isms such as she was helping John Edwards "live again." That wack-job Rielle was the reason his entire life, marriage, and political career caved in. She refuses to take the blame, or partial blame and now gets to be glorified on Oprah's show.
    I hope it is low-rated and Oprah hangs her head in shame. As much as I think Oprah is pretty cool, I dislike her hypocrisy re: her lack of candor about her & Gale's true relationship status. Oprah feels comfortable pulling all kinds of tidbits out of her guests, but is very coy about whaz up with the gay shenanigans!

    April 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
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  123. maeve

    Oprah, Not that you care, but if you consider all the people who are disappointed that you would give this cheap, sleezy woman the time of day and inflict the audience of your popular show with this trash, you might want to rethink the value of a Rielle interview. There are many interesting people out in the world that deserve a forum, but this isn't one of them. Did she know he was married? Did he remember that he was married? Did they know about birth control? We know the answers to those questions. Rielle really doesn't have anything to say that people want to hear. Gee, we already know that she thinks "Johnny loves her". Until the next bimbo comes down the street.
    Why not skip the "crud" in the bottom of the barrel and find someone to uplift and inspire your audience.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Kris

    Rielle Hunter is probably the most un-interesting and over-rated 'celebrity' next to the Kardashians and the Gosselins. She has already had her 15 minutes and we all heard her bellyaching about the photoshoot incident and she proudly bragged about her relationship with Edwards in the interview. We don't care anymore!!! What else is there to hear from this broad? Seriously. Both her and John Edwards are in love with themselves and it is really sad.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Beth

    Rielle Hunter has made it clear that she didn't care that John Edwards was married when she started the affair with him....she's a real piece of garbage and no one should give her the chance to talk about it...Oprah what were you thinking?!!!! I feel sorry for her little girl...she's the one who will suffer if her mother continues to spout off about this situation. People like this just need to be ignored.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Honest Woman

    Possible Mistress, THANK YOU. As a married woman MYSELF, I can't understand the women who blame the other woman for the affair! Also, he is a politician. Who knows what affairs were NOT publicized? I can't believe how naive some people are.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Lynda

    Please ....

    If a mistress or (other women) was honestly "in love" with a married man, they would demonstrate "substance" and "integrity" by NOT showing themselves to the public through interviews, talk shows or ANY posed photography. They would desire their "true love time" to be private. This is the number one complaint of Hollywood – isn't it? Paparazzi – and how THEY INTRUDE! So what's up with these "honourable other women"?

    I feel it is JUST WRONG to give these "LADY'S" any limelight whatsoever. The only treatment they deserve is OBSECURITY! Do not give them the time of day – nevermind interviews, magazine layouts, or any type of media attention. Why must we even know their names? I suspect most of them just want their "5 minutes" of fame. Sad. 🙁

    April 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Possible Mistress to Yours

    Glo, get a life and be for real. In case you don't know it JOHN EDWARDS DESTROYED HIS OWN MARRIAGE. HE WAS CHEATING LONG BEFORE SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. His wife knew of it before and yes, HE CHEATED AGAIN. I am not throwing stones at his wife but she made the choice to day the FIRST TIME.

    May she find a way to gain peace within and keep on living for as long as she have to enjoy this life.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  129. GLO

    What can Rielle Hunter possibly say that would make what she has done understandable? She ruined the marriage of a terminally ill woman, and now brags about it anyplace that gives her a forum. She didn't "win" the love of the weak and narcissistic John Edwards, she took advantage of a low point in his life and the lives of his family. She is nothing but an opportunist who has glomed onto a rich and famous man, using an innocent baby as bait. Other than to stay close with his child, why would John Edwards want anything to do with someone who ruined his career, embarrassed his children, destroyed his credibility, and stole the joy from the remaining time his wife of many years has on earth? Oprah should rethink this invitation.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Possible Mistress to Yours

    What is happening is most of the responses are probably from woman who husbands have cheated on them as well. A scorn and broken woman ...well we know. If she can put on child molesters, murders, abusers, thieves, dieters, cheaters, politicians, home decor specials, religion, wives who have secrets, woman who want to be a man and men who want to be woman, then why not mistreses. This is reality and in this business the door is open to all those who want a seat. Therefore, you scorn wives get over it and learn how to treat your men and stop trying to be the man of the house, spending all the money and still demanding the choices well you cannot have it all. Get Real – These are the woman that brags about their husbands and their husbands are loving other woman right in their faces.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Alice

    Okay people Oprah is a talk show host, not God. Her job is to interview people objectively and get the whole story. While I think Reille Hunter is a sorry human being, I think Oprah should be able to interview her. Oprah did an interview with John Edwards while she was interviewing Elizabeth Edwards.

    If you don't want to watch the show, that's fine. There's many Oprah shows I don't watch. Asking Oprah to not interview Rielle Hunter just because YOU don't want to see it is ridiculous.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Bonnie

    I agree with Lori. Isn't there enough stuff to put on your show without resorting to glorifying infidelity and humiliating Elizabeth?

    April 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Honest Woman

    The women who don't want to see this episode are probably being cheated on right now. And those are you who are turning this into a political forum should be ashamed of your ignorance.

    Kudos to Oprah for presenting all sides. I will be tuning in.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  134. guila berdugo

    please do not give a stage to this "GARBAGE"

    April 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Ginmill

    Shame on you Oprah to give 1 second of air time to this low level sleeze to spout her nonsense and give her the chance to further embarass Elizabeth Edwards and the children.

    SHAME I am glad you are leaving the air waves if this is your idea of a good show. SHAME.

    April 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  136. LMEY



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  137. Dadsduches

    I too am unhappy that Oprah would give Rielle such a public platform. Rielle has made it clear that she didn't care John was married, that she thought the marriage was in trouble, and that Elizabeth Edwards was the one to blame. She has accepted NO responsibility in this whole situation... she wanted John, Elizabeth was a witch, and she thought Elizabeth would die soon, so it was ok. Sorry Oprah, I think having her on is a bad call. Cancel it!!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Jdg

    There was a time when women like this would have been shunned by society. . .now, they are authors of best selling books, invited to tell the masses of their sordid affairs, lauded as princess-victims. No longer do they have to take responsibility for helping ( they could not do it alone) ruin families, not just marriages. These days marriages are thought of as no more than going steady. Vows mean nothing. But the family is who suffers, the whole family. People forget about the children. It is THE children who suffer most.
    So By all means Oprah, rejoice in your "get". You are a hypocrite. You who have cried with so many broken women, who brought couples on your show under the guise of helping men and women, see the light.
    I will never help Oprah make one more red cent.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Sandy Ruffin

    I have no more respect for you...whether or not you believe it, this has ALL gone to your head...just go to your new network now!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  140. bernadette

    enough allready! Why do we give media attention to women who knowingly cheat with married men? Why give them fifteen minutes of fame for that? Don't give them any publicity and maybe they will just go away.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Ginny


    There shouldn't *be* another side within a Covenant with God. Judgment shouldn't even be a factor as the second woman did not belong in someone's marriage.

    April 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Diana

    Rielle Hunter is nothing more than a gold-digger. She managed to avoid pregnancy for 44 years and then suddenly an "oops" with Edwards? Please. She wanted her 15 minutes of fame and to be financially taken care of - she got both.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  143. AMS

    Lord, deliver us from Oprah

    April 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Sara-Minneapolis

    Oh, this should be good. Oprah's going to eat her alive.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  145. amyinoaktown

    Another low for Oprah....

    April 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  146. LBW

    Is Oprah so out of material that she would stoop to this? That woman is a vial, vial creature. What can be gained by giving her air time? I thought Oprah had more conscience than that. On the other hand, Oprah lived with Steadman for years before he got a divorce from his wife. Maybe she feels a kinship with Vial Hunter.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Lester

    I thought Oprah was bigger than tabloid trash!That's what she's using her platform for?WOW!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  148. nikki miami

    even the flattest of pancakes has two sides let's hear what she has to say and you know Oprah will not be kind...she doesn't like mistresses or drunk drivers ....Madame hunter will be chewed up and spat out cos Oprah likes Mrs Edwards

    April 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  149. jurby

    i'm ashamed that Oprah would even remotely consider having her on the show. Oprah, you should be ashamed of yourself for putting your career ahead of Elizabeth Edward's personal pain. as for Rielle getting her 15 minutes of fame, what about all of Tiger Wood's mistresses coming out of the woodwork continuing to milk their 15 minutes of fame and claiming THEY deserve an apology (despite the fact they knew he was married yet selfishly chose to carry on with the man). and now Jesse James' antics and his mistresses milking their 15 minutes of fame. i think it's all very sad and i feel so bad for these men's wives. these men deserve all the havoc they've created and i feel no pity for them.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  150. heidi

    wow I did not know we are all judge a jury without listening to all sides. Isn't this what makes America great is the right to have all sides heard.
    we all might as well get the scarlet letter out and pile up our stones. judgment is a very dangerous thing.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  151. KEV

    Good gracious Patric,
    You appear to have the time to throw in your 2 cents, which is about it's true value. Get a life of you own! Other people are looking at the big picture. We actually CARE about others on the planet, unlike you, the centre of your own universe.

    April 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  152. c

    Reille Hunter is like a train-wreck. It’s difficult not to watch! As much as I don’t want to see her get anymore publicity as she’s a textbook sociopath and it’s fascinating to see just how she views the world and justifies her stupidity!

    April 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Lou K

    I thought more of you. WHY are you giving this messed up woman time on TV. Please do not validate her need for attention. Bottom line she had a chosen affair with Edwards, didnty use birth control. Don't you know they are "in love" (it's lust) Her daughter will suffer badly in the future. Please cancel..I will not be watching.Talk to gale she will tell you to cancel too.

    I was a Long time fan-been to 2 of your shows. You sunk to a new low.Your credibility is dropping as you near the end of your show..

    Lou K.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Patric

    Good Gracious people,
    who really cares
    stop wasting your precious energy complaining about your disagreements
    get a life of your own , the only question i have to all of you is
    and how is any of this affecting your life right this minute.........
    i thought NOT!!!!!!!!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  155. KEV

    Melanie B
    While I find your trophy, maybe think about if it would have been the same result if his wife was DYING OF CANCER.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Mar

    Melanie B.
    Be aware that he left his wife for you and in the future you might be the one left behind. Men that do this tend to repeat themselves either by having affairs or breaking their marriges. Just keep your eyes open and do not relax too much.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Melanie B

    When I met my husband, he was in a loveless, stale marriage and deparately wanted OUT. He made his feelings/attraction to me obvious but I told him I would not be the 'other woman' because I don't share my men. He divorced his wife and has dealt with the backlash since. We have been very happily married for many years now, but even to this day, we still deal with the backlash. That is the price paid for our(HIS) happiness.

    Denizen Kate, to feel 'more regret and remose for that than for all the other mistakes in your entire life' you should remember that at that time, that was exactly what you wanted, regardless of the outcome. Also, it is part of what got you where you are today and for that, you shouldn't have regrets/remorse.

    Mrs. Edwards, I am sorry that you have had to deal so openly with the dissolution of your marriage and your broken heart.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mar

    To everyone : If you truly think she should not be on the show do not watch that show that day. Boycott that episode. I know I will not but then again I never watch OPRAH.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Carolyn

    I agree. What good can come out of this interview? What can she add that hasn't already been said? Why "glorify" the fact that she had an affair with a married man and has caused so much pain? Oprah, please reconsider having this woman on your show. What value does she add? We all make mistakes, but she needs to fade away into the background and raise her child.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Solange

    I just wish this saga would end already. I am tired of the drama. If I were Rielle, I would be ashamed to be in the media. And for John? I read that he "Truly thought Elizabeth's end was near"....OH so that gives you justification??? JUST PATHETIC!

    April 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Mar

    I honestly think there is absolutely nothing Rielle can do to redeem herself in the public eye except disappear. The more she is in the public eye the more she will hurt her daughter because as her daughter grows people can be cruel. If she had any brains she would avoid the media for her daughters sake and get on with her life and the responsibility of raising her child. THe more she puts Elizabeth down the higher Elizabeth will be in everyones mind and the lower Rielle will fall.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  162. KEV

    Queen of Talk? Really? I'd like to know how much her ratings have dropped since announcing she's leaving. She gives no thought to who her guests are, who they affect, openly voices her opinions at the most inappropriate times, and simply wants to jump on Obama's 4 year party wagon. Clearly considers herself part of the Obama "administration", or should I say "smoke-machine".

    April 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  163. teamoreview

    This is a very good article and very informative, i will bookmark this as my great article. Thank you for sharing..

    April 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Lori

    Oprah, I will not watch your show or buy any of your products if you give air time to this person. Enough is enough.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Denizen Kate

    I admire Oprah Winfrey, and am very disaapointed that she is choosing to provide public air time to a woman who willingly took part in actions that caused so much pain to another woman, namely Elizabeth Edwards. She knew John Edwards was married, yet she chose to involve herself with him, with no thought for his wife. I realize that the lion's share of guilt lies with him, but I wish women would at least attempt to put themselves in the wife's position for just a moment before entangling their lives with a philandering man. Think about the hurt you may cause. Is he really that irresistable? Do you want him so much that you really can't be bothered to consider his spouse and how she may feel? Think about it. I didn't, and I feel more regret and remorse for that than for all the other mistakes in my entire life. Oprah, please, don't put this woman on your show. She's had her fifteen minutes already. Please consider Elizabeth.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  166. G Lake

    I used to schedule Rielle Hunter's flights and hotel rooms, for the One America Political Action Committee, following Edward's around in fall of 2006 when they met. I feel sick to my stomach knowing what they were doing while I sat in an office oblivious to the infidelity occuring. Mrs. Edwards is the sweetest woman on the face of the earth and Rielle Hunter needs to get out of the media publicizing this horrible tragedy.

    April 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |

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