Exclusive photos appearing on a British tabloids website Tuesday appear to show John Edwards spending Fathers Day weekend at the beach with Rielle Hunter and their 4-year-old child, Quinn.
The Daily Mail Online identified the locale as North Carolinas Figure Eight Island, where Edwards owns a home.
The photographs which can be seen at http://bit.ly/KROLko are the latest soap opera-ish touch in the saga of the former U.S. senator from North Carolina.
His legal troubles apparently over, the one-time presidential candidate, 59, is seen in the photos enjoying the company of Quinn and kissing Hunter on the cheek.
The couples outing occurred two weeks after a federal jury in Greensboro found him not guilty on one count and deadlocked on the others. Since then, the Justice Department has said it will not retry Edwards on charges of violating campaign finance laws as a presidential candidate to cover up his affair with Hunter.
Hunter, meanwhile, will continue to be in the national spotlight this week and next, with a Friday night TV interview on ABCs 20/20 taped at Charlottes Park Road Books and the release of her tell-all book, What Really Happened.
On Tuesday, shes also scheduled to tell her story on two other ABC shows, Good Morning America and The View.
Some details from her book have been made public.
ABC News, which obtained a copy of the book, has a story about it on its website. According to its story, Hunter:
• Has unkind words for the late Elizabeth Edwards, implying that she was a witch on wheels. Hunter depicts her as a woman who was routinely angry at her husband and who constantly barked commands, fired staffers and worked to maintain a public persona as a saint.
• Reveals that John Edwards told her when they met that he had multiple mistresses. Later, he admitted that he had fabricated those mistresses, and that he had actually had two affairs before Hunter.
• Defends Edwards decision to lie about being the father of Quinn during an August 2008 interview with ABC News. He was temporarily insane (during that interview), she writes, and needed serious mental help.
• Is unsure what the future holds for her relationship with Edwards.
I really have no idea what will happen with us, she writes in her book. 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.