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Lisa Druck born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

AUGUST 1982 -- Druck enrolls at University of Tampa.

MAY 1984 -- Druck leaves University of Tampa.

1987 -- Meets writer Jay McInerney in New York City and becomes part of his hard-partying circle.

AUG. 3, 1991 -- Marries Alexander M. Hunter III.

1994 -- Legally changes her name to Rielle Hunter.

OCT. 14, 1999 -- Rielle Hunter files for divorce.

2000 -- Hunter listed as writer and producer of a comedy short titled "Billy Bob and Them," filmed in Los Angeles.

SEPT. 1, 2000 -- Hunters' divorce finalized.

DEC. 23, 2004 -- Beingisfree.org Web site created by Hunter.

2006 -- Midline Groove video production company formed by Hunter and another woman.

JULY 2006 -- Midline's six-month video contract with Edwards camp begins.

OCT. 10, 2007 -- National Enquirer reports that Edwards had an affair. The woman is not named but is said to have worked on Edwards' campaign.

OCT. 11, 2007 -- Asked by the Associated Press about a report in the National Enquirer that he had an affair, Edwards denied it. "The story is false. It's completely untrue, ridiculous," he said.

DEC. 19, 2007 -- National Enquirer reports that Rielle Hunter is pregnant and has moved to the Chapel Hill area, as has former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young, who is married with a family. Hunter and Young post online statements saying Young is the father of the unborn child.

FEB. 27, 2008 -- Hunter's baby, Frances Quinn Hunter, is born in Santa Barbara, Calif. Birth certificate names no father.

JULY 22, 2008 -- National Enquirer publishes a story claiming that its reporters caught Edwards meeting Hunter and her baby at the Beverly Hilton.

AUG. 1, 2008 -- National Enquirer cites unnamed sources saying Hunter was paid as part of a coverup.

AUG. 6, 2008 -- National Enquirer publishes blurry photograph claiming to be Edwards holding Hunter's baby.

AUG. 8, 2008 -- Edward admits to having an affair but said he is not the father of the baby.

(COURT RECORDS, UNIVERSITY RECORDS AND MEDIA REPORTS)

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