John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter said in an interview released Monday they are still in love, even if their relationship turned into something "different" around the time he acknowledged the affair in 2008.
Hunter told GQ magazine that the two immediately had a connection when they met at a New York City hotel in 2006. She didn't describe the details of their relationship but said he is a great father who wants to be there full-time for their daughter, now 2.
"We love each other very much. And that hasn't changed, and I believe that will be till death do us part," she said. She added that "our connection is profound."
Hunter recalled the first night she met Edwards in New York, saying she knew that she was a special person to him.
"He in fact did say to me the first night, 'Falling in love with you could really (expletive) up my plans for becoming President,'" she said.