Rielle: It happened because I saw him inside the Regency.
Oprah: A hotel.
Rielle: A hotel.
Oprah: What town?
Rielle: New York City. We were in there, and we noticed each other and there was a mutual staring going on. But it was just a connection like...
Oprah: Did you think, "Oh, there's John Edwards?"
Rielle: No, I did not know it was John Edwards.
Oprah: How come?
Rielle: I didn't pay a lot of attention to the Kerry/Edwards campaign. I had a lot going on in my life at that time. I wasn't big into politics.
Oprah: But he had caught your eye, and you had caught his.
Rielle: Correct. ... He was looking at me, and I was looking at him and he got up and left. Then my friend went over to who he was sitting with and asked, "Was that John Edwards?" And he said, "Yes, it was." I went over and started talking to that man, as well. His name was Tony. We went over to Tony, and I said, "I can't believe that was John Edwards. He's so hot." And Tony said: "You should have told him that. You should have come over and told him that. He would have loved to hear that."