The couple that many would say never should have been is no longer. John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are splitsville. Over. No longer "Johnny" and Rielle, holding hands, gallivanting through fields of daisies, starry-eyed and struck with the wonders of young or middle-aged cheatin' love.
Anyway, yes. As sad as we feel about that, and if Twitter is any indication, our nation is mourning (no, not really) we knew it was coming. You even begin to wonder, don't you, how much of this was happening right in front of our eyes?
To catch everyone up: Rielle appeared on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday with an understanding George Stephanopoulos to talk about her relationship with John, her daughter, and her book. The bombshell detail in the interview was that they're no longer a couple: "We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all," she told Stephanopoulos. He asks her if it's because of the book. She said, for her part, it's that she doesn't want to "hide" anymore: "I'm no longer interested in hiding, hiding our relationship, not living out. 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," says the woman who wrote the tell-all about what happened.