Edwards, a 2008 White House contender and former North Carolina senator, had his political ambitions derailed when reports surfaced that he was having an extramarital affair with Hunter while his wife was battling cancer. After an initial denial, Edwards admitted fathering a daughter with Hunter in 2010. Elizabeth Edwards died that same year.
In portions of the sit-down released by NBC News, Edwards discloses that she met Hunter “a long time ago.” She also said of the tell-all book Hunter released last year, “I thought it was a poor choice, I guess, is all I can say.”
The full interview with Edwards is scheduled to air Friday on the “Today Show” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams.”