John Edwards' representative has denied reports of an engagement to Rielle Hunter in the wake of Elizabeth Edward's death. The National Enquirer was first to report the supposed engagement news in the January 17, 2011 issue of the magazine. The Enquirer also stated that Edwards and Hunter were planning to wed this summer after purchasing a $3.5 million dollar beachfront property together last year.
The engagement rumors follow the death of Edwards' estranged wife, Elizabeth, who made no mention of John in her will. The public affair between Edwards and Hunter produced a "love child," a daughter born in 2008, and cost John his marriage to Elizabeth.