"He's very supportive of me talking now," Hunter said. "He believes that it's something that will help me be at peace with it. And he knows how important truth is to me. Factual truth as well as spiritual truth."
Hunter blasted Young for what she called blatant lies about her affair with Edwards, saying his motivations and those of his wife, Cheri Young, are mixed and fueled by the sting of being scorned.
"I'll say this about Andrew's book: If his grand jury testimony matches his book, I would suspect that they will be looking at him for many, many counts of perjury," Hunter told GQ
"I think like I do with everything: the truth eventually reveals itself. And we're all here to grow and evolve. And I think Andrew will grow and evolve, even if it's behind bars," she continued.
But Young said he's confident in his version of events.
"There's a part of me that still loves the people I knew at first," Young said. "Then I'm very angry at the people who are using an army of lawyers to try and lie and discredit me."
Hunter told GQ that she could not afford the home John and Elizabeth Edwards initially picked out for her. Edwards, she told GQ, helps her out "a little bit" and pays child support for Quinn, but that she needs to work.
Asked if she believed Edwards would do the right thing when it comes to supporting their child, she replied, "He is doing the right thing. And he's a great father. Once Johnny and Elizabeth separated, we were able to move forward quite quickly. And it has to do with him not hiding in order to see his daughter. He very much wants to be in her life full-time, and he doesn't want to hide."
But she admitted it was painful and frustrating to watch Edwards publicly profess his love for his wife all the while denying her and their child.
Hunter told GQ that she spoke with Edwards shortly after the August 2008 "Nightline" interview with ABC News' Bob Woodruff in which he said Elizabeth Edwards was the only woman he ever loved.
"I said, 'Ouch, that hurt.' And he said, 'I'm sorry.' And 'It doesn't mean anything.' And it didn't," Hunter told GQ. "I know he loves me. I have never had any doubt at all about that."
She described their love to the magazine as unending.
"The love doesn't go away," she said. "It's unconditional. It's unconditional on my part, but our connection is profound."