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Rielle apologizes for ‘wrong, selfish behavior’

Eight years after her affair with Democrat John Edwards, which tarnished his reputation, sunk his political career and ended his marriage, Rielle Hunter has finally apologized.

Her apology, which happens to coincide with the release of a new book, came Tuesday in a blog in the Huffington Post.

“I am very sorry for my wrong, selfish behavior,” she wrote. “Back in 2006, I did not think about the scope of my actions, how my falling in love with John Edwards, and acting on that love, could hurt so many people. I hurt Elizabeth and her kids. I hurt her family. I hurt John’s family. I hurt people that knew Elizabeth.”

Hunter's new book adds two words – “In Hindsight” – to the title of her last, “What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, My Daughter, and Me.”

As she described it, it’s sort of the corrected version of her first book.

“... (I)nstead of apologizing when I should have, I went on to hurt more people by writing a book,” she wrote in the Post. “I truly did not realize at that time how damaged I was and because of that, when I wrote my book I made more mistakes, ones I feel horrible about.”

Hunter apparently lives in Charlotte with the daughter she had with Edwards, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate. Edwards and their daughter Quinn were seen shopping this month in the Cotswold Harris Teeter.

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