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Rielle Hunter upset about photos with her GQ interview

March 15, 2010 |  9:58 am

Rielle Note to self: Don't want a picture published of yourself nearly flashing crotch next to Barney and Kermit? Don't pose for a picture nearly flashing your crotch next to Barney and Kermit. Especially if Barney and Kermit appear to be enjoying themselves.

John Edwards' baby mama, Rielle Hunter, is upset that GQ magazine selected sexy pics of her from a photo shoot in which she posed wearing, among other outfits, nothing but a man's shirt and a pearl necklace. Barbara Walters said on "The View" Monday that she'd talked to Hunter, who said "she trusted Mark Seliger, whom she said is a brilliant photographer and, quote, 'I went with the flow.'"

Read the article here and see the pics here -- they're really not that "repulsive" (Hunter's word), just sort of stupid if you're trying to divorce yourself from an other-woman reputation.

Which she might get to see from another point of view now. She told GQ: "Johnny has the same thing I have, where he looks people in the eye and listens to them. And a lot of times women will misinterpret that, or they'll project their desires onto him. And that gets a little tricky. I sometimes have a reaction to that. "

And what about the cash that has Edwards facing a federal investigation? From GQ:

"For about six months, starting in May '07, Andrew [Young] would put $5,000 a month into my bank account. One month it was $6,000. And he told me it was on the up-and-up and it was a gift. I had no idea where it was coming from. ... Andrew gave me money because he felt I shouldn't be using my own money to travel to see Johnny. Andrew always wanted to 'take care of everything.' And at that point, I trusted him. He was seductive in how he took care of things and insisted that you have things."

Whole lotta seduction going on -- but even so, she told the mag that the only thing she'd've done differently would be not staying quiet about her child's paternity when Edwards was denying it.

So now maybe she'll add the GQ pics to that list. Though, hey, they did make us read about her.

She could've checked with Rihanna first before assuming GQ was likely to select only nice headshots -- or asked any aspiring actress: If a photographer has you posing without pants on, you've probably moved past headshot territory.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Rielle Hunter with her baby daughter in Raleigh, N.C., on Aug. 6, 2009. Credit: Jim R. Bounds / Associated Press

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