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Elizabeth Edwards Expects DNA Test For Rielle Hunter's Child

09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elizabeth Edwards expects that her husband John will take a paternity test to determine if he is the father of a baby girl born to his former mistress, Rielle Hunter.

Edwards spoke about the paternity testing during an appearance on Larry King Live Wednesday night. She was there to discuss health care reform.

When Larry King asked about DNA testing for Hunter's child, Edwards responded, "My expectation is that, at some point, something happens," she said. "I hope for the sake of this child that it happens, you know, in a quiet way."

John Edwards first admitted to having in affair with Hunter, a documentary filmmaker, in August 2008. He is currently at the center of a federal grand jury investigation for campaign payments made to Hunter.

When Hunter's baby was born in February 2008, Andrew Young -- a married former Edwards staffer -- claimed to be the father. Young is now reportedly looking for a book deal.

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in 2007. According to People.com, she reports being in good health, relative to her condition:

As for her health, Mrs. Edwards, who was diagnosed in early 2007 with incurable Stage 4 breast cancer, reports: "The numbers don't look that optimistic, but I feel good. And I've had recent tests that show me to be in pretty good health, all things considered."

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