The unending soap opera that is John Edward's life has a new episode: The National Enquirer reports he has proposed to Rielle Hunter. Edwards, 56, popped the question to Hunter on the same day he told her he was finally publicly claiming paternity of daughter Frances. The former senator released the statement on Jan. 21, and six days later his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Edwards, announced via a spokesperson that the couple had legally separated. Edwards is reportedly purchasing a $3.5 million luxury beachfront home for his new life with Hunter. An unnamed source said that Hunter's loyalty to Edwards inspired Edwards to propose. Evidently, the source said, "John has said that when his divorce is final, he'll buy her a diamond ring. But in the meantime, he's getting them a house."