The National Enquirer has led on the John Edwards love child scandal from the start, so it's no surprise in their latest issue they have a fresh update. If you believe the tabloid, the former senator has apparently admitted to being the father of mistress Rielle Hunter's baby. "Edwards made the belated admission to his wife in an effort to stop ex-lover Rielle Hunter from going public" before Elizabeth Edwards' new book comes out, the Enquirer reports. "The last thing John wants right now is for Rielle to go public before Elizabeth's book comes out, make new headlines and trigger a nasty battle between the two women," a source told the Enquirer. After months of denials, Edwards admitted the affair to Nightline but maintained publicly he was not the baby's father.