updated 05/08/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/08/2012 AT 8:05 PM ET
John Edwards has never spoken publicly about his feelings for Rielle Hunter, but new testimony offers insight into his relationship with his mistress with whom he has a daughter.
His former speechwriter Wendy Button testified Tuesday at the former senator’s campaign corruption trial, saying that Edwards admitted he loved Hunter – though described the relationship as “complicated.”
Edwards spoke about the relationship when answering mock questions as he practiced what he would say during a press conference where he planned to admit he fathered a child with Hunter.
“Do you love Rielle?” Button testified she asked Edwards as Button was playing the role of a reporter. “Yes, it’s complicated,” he answered in July of 2009, according to Button.