Last week, photos were all over the internet of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter on the beach in North Carolina. It was the perfect capper to a week of non-stop publicity about her book and there were photos of Rielle and John and their love child nicely packaged for easy digestion for newspapers and tabloids. So, with that out of the way, Rielle announced today that last week she and John Edwards split as a couple and that it was tough but it was necessary. Uh huh. So, now she gets another week of publicity for selling her book and more copies and if necessary she will find something else to make the news about next week.