Washington (CNN) — Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has admitted that he fathered a girl with his mistress.
“I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves,” Edwards said in a statement.
The former 2008 Democratic presidential candidate previously denied that he was the girl’s father.
“It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” Edwards said.
“To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”