Rielle Hunter, the woman who had a child with former presidential candidate John Edwards, is speaking out for the first time since their affair came to light in 2008.

Hunter revealed in an interview for GQ magazine's April edition how she and Edwards began their affair in 2006. She also said how Edwards, from the first day, said he knew falling in love with Hunter could ruin his plans for becoming President.

Read the full interview with Rielle Hunter for GQ magazine.

As for the present, Hunter and Edwards are together but their relationship is something different, now, she told the magazine.

We love each other very much. And that hasn't changed, and I believe that will be till death do us part. The love doesn't go away. It's unconditional. It's unconditional on my part, but our connection is profound. There's a lot of passion there,.Hunter said, according to the magazine.

Edwards and his wife Elizabeth who is battling breast cancer are now separated.