Ginger White said Thursday she was "deeply sorry" for any pain she might have caused Gloria Cain or her family. The Atlanta woman, who alleged carrying on a 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain, made the apology during an exclusive interview with msnbc's Lawrence O’Donnell.
"My heart bleeds for this woman because I am a woman and being in a situation like this cannot be fun. And I am deeply, deeply sorry if I have caused any hurt to her and to his kids, to his family," said White, a mother of two. "I never wanted to hurt anyone and I'm deeply sorry."
When initially asked if she had a message for Cain's wife, she replied "no comment." White said that's the first time she was ever asked that question, and it took her "aback."
White described Cain as an "intelligent" and "fun-loving" guy, and said their relationship offered her a "getaway" from the normal "hustle and bustle" of daily life. "It wasn't a love affair. It was a sexual affair," she clarified.
According to White, the presidential candidate gave her cash payments during their relationship, though she declined to give the exact amount to msnbc.
White also said she did not take any money to come forward with her story. "This has never been political," she said. "This has been a very, very difficult situation for me, for my family, his family. It's been very tough."
In an interview with New Hampshire's Union Leader on Thursday, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO acknowledged sending White money for "month-to-month bills and expenses." He also said his wife was not aware of this "friendship."
White insisted she is telling the truth about the sexual relationship with Cain and revealed phone records from communication with Cain over the past few months. Their relationship began in Louisville, Kentucky back in the late 1990s.