The New York Post is reporting that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is “working hard” on her marriage to former congressman and noted exhibitionist Anthony Weiner. The couple is back together after their politically necessary separation in August.
After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after The Post reported that he had sent yet another explicit photo to a woman — this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him.
But sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try.
“Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the [Irving Place apartment] they share . . . If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.
“Both [his and her] families are hoping they will reconcile.”
Another source, who worked closely with Bill and Hillary Clinton for several years, corroborates this, saying the breakup was “more for optics for the campaign and [under] pressure from Hillary’s camp.”
It’s hard to believe a reconciliation is under consideration given how many times Weiner has betrayed his wife.
In May 2011, he accidentally tweeted out a photo of his erect penis in boxer briefs that he apparently meant to send privately to a college student. Asked about the tweet, he initially denied sending it. Two weeks later, Weiner resigned from Congress as more women with more photos emerged.
While Weiner was running for mayor in 2013, additional sexts and photos came out, posted under the alias “Carlos Danger.” Refusing to withdraw from the race, he came in fifth place with a mere 4.9 percent of the vote.
As his wife led Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, even more sexts were uncovered. Last September, the Daily Mail alleged that Weiner had sent X-rated messages to a 15-year-old girl. The next month, Abedin was sucked into the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s e-mails after her then-estranged husband’s laptop was seized.
Despite all of this, the family friend said, the couple is still in love. They blame “the pressures of the campaign and presidential race . . . and him drifting off into obscurity” for Weiner’s most recent relapse, the friend added.
The friend said that since completing outpatient therapy for sex addiction last fall, Weiner has been continuing treatment in New York City.
Should Abedin be commended for her effort to make her marriage work or is she asking for heartache?
Anyone unable to control their basest impulses like Anthony Weiner will only end up making anyone close to him miserable. I know that if I had a wife who flashed her naked body all over the internet — even if she was never physically unfaithful — I would make our parting as amicable as possible. It’s not a question of wanting to make the marriage work. It is accepting the reality that your spouse will only continue to hurt you. No marriage is worth absorbing that kind of abuse.
Unless she has a desire for continuous emotional pain, I don’t see how Abedin can ever trust Weiner again. With Weiner’s political career over, it’s not like she will rise with him if he wins elective office. So the question of why she wants to save her marriage to someone who has shown an interest in 15-year-old girls and exposes himself to total strangers is one only she can answer.