John Edwards‘ mistress Rielle Hunter, the woman embroiled in the affair that led to his trial about misusing campaign funds to cover up the affair and subsequent daughter born from said affair, has written a memoir titled “What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.”
ABC News obtained the memoir ahead of its release date in preparation for a “20/20” interview with Hunter airing Friday, June 22 – reportedly the interview will show Hunter discussing the current status of her relationship with Edwards, which she is vague about in the book.
She writes, “I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out. But I can honestly say that the ending is of no concern to me anymore. The love is here. And as sappy as it may sound, I love living in love.”
The tell-all is at times both a full-throated defense of Edwards and a lambast against his late wife Elizabeth Edwards, whom Hunter claims is at fault for driving Edwards into the arms of other women. Hunter says she wrote the book because she wants daughter Frances Quinn to “have one entirely truthful public account of how she came into the world.”
The book also claims Edwards told Hunter about mistresses he had had in the past, but led her to believe she was his last one.
“Johnny didn’t do anything out of character. He has a long history of lying about one thing only — women — and I mistakenly thought I was different,” she writes.
Hunter also refers to the late Elizabeth as a “witch on wheels,” who would bark orders at her husband, was “crazy” and “venomous” and given to fits of rage.
You can watch the whole interview Friday night, June 22 on “20/20” at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.