Rielle Hunter John Edwards Split

The controversial relationship between Rielle Hunter and John Edwards has ended only days after the release of her book titled What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me.

“We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all,” Hunter told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

Hunter had recently claimed the two were still together; however, she made the announcement that their relationship ended just last week.

She implied that the split was initiated by both parties. For her part, she did not want to continue hiding the relationship.

“For me, for my part in it, it’s because I’m no longer interested in hiding, hiding our relationship, not living out,” she said. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve had a lot of media scrutiny. It’s complicated and it’s hard. It wears you down after a while.”

“I do love him,” she added.

She implied that, although she still loved him, the media scrutiny was difficult to handle. When asked if Edwards still loved her, she said that she believes he does.

Hunter said that people should read the book before criticizing her.

“There is so much misinformation and distortion about this story and people form opinions without knowing what really happened,” she said

“The public persona of John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards — and me, for that matter — are so wrong. I think that it helps that we all are real humans and we all are not perfect,” she said. “I don’t think it serves the kids, including my own daughter, to have people that their father is a demon, when he’s not, and that Elizabeth was a saint, because she wasn’t, and that I’m a homewrecker. It doesn’t serve anybody.”