Huma Abedin is reconciling with her gross husband Anthony Weiner

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While I strongly believe that Huma Abedin is a private citizen and a private person, I feel like it’s fair game to discuss her marriage to Anthony Weiner. For one, Huma invited us in to her marriage with interviews and a documentary. Two, her marriage is part of the reason why Bigly Boy Donald Trump is president. I know that’s harsh and unfair, but my God, it’s true. If Huma hadn’t stuck with Anthony Weiner, maybe he wouldn’t have used her computer and maybe the FBI wouldn’t have made the connection between the investigation into Weiner and Hillary’s G–damn Emails and James Comey wouldn’t have torpedoed Hillary in the last week of the campaign. So, long story short… we’re discussing Huma and Anthony. He is a pervert and she seemed to finally leave him for good last year, at the height of the campaign. Except now they’re working things out. My God, Huma.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool Huma Abedin four times, and she’ll still take you back. 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….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.

“A lot of [their] friends believe this is an illness, that he is sick,” said the friend. But “Huma takes it into consideration that there’s been no affair, or physical contact that anybody is aware of. He never met [the women].”

[From The NY Post]

Girl, you need to love yourself. I know I’m judgmental and we never really know what’s happening in a marriage and plus, they have a son together. But seriously, they should not be married anymore. Maybe Weiner does have some kind of “sickness” or addiction. Perhaps. But does that addiction change the fact that he was emotionally unfaithful over and over and over again, that he publicly humiliated her over and over again? Does it change the fact that he loved to sext other women while their son slept in the same bed? Will his fundamental self-defeating nature ever really change? Even if he goes to therapy and makes a million promises to Huma and he truly does love her, he’ll still need to scratch that self-sabotaging itch somewhere, at some point.

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  1. blonde555 says:

    OF COURSE she is.

    • astrid says:

      Just like Hillary and Bill

      • QueenB says:

        Bill at least had looks and success and helped Hillary politically. Weiner only damages Huma and looks gross and is a loser.

      • Shambles says:

        I resent this comment, only because the “Hillary stayed with her cheating husband, so she’s WEAK and therefore will be a bad president” mantra was used over and over and OVER to discredit Hillary on the campaign trail. At least there’s some sort of mutual respect between Bill and Hillary, at least he hasn’t publicly humiliated her many many MANY times, and he was never sending dick pics next to their children?

      • perplexed says:

        Hillary staying with Bill made sense.

        This, on the other hand…..

      • D says:

        And Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

      • Megan says:

        Bill repeatedly humiliated Hillary. How and why she found the strength to forgive him is beyond me, but I guess some part it was their political partnership. Huma and Weiner aren’t a power couple and neither is on the rise.

        The person who needs treatment is Huma. She, too, is trapped in a cycle of self destructive behavior.

      • justine says:

        “At least there’s some sort of mutual respect between Bill and Hillary, at least he hasn’t publicly humiliated her many many MANY times” @Shambles You sound young. Bill Clinton had an affair with a White House intern which led to him being IMPEACHED. His trial and many humiliations were very public. Wasn’t just Monica L. there were several others. Their marriage has been over for years and is a business relationship.

      • Shambles says:

        lol I know about Monica freaking Lewinsky. Of course that was very public and humiliating. But he’s not still getting it on publicly with interns to this day, over and over and over again. Anthony Weiner is still sending dick pics, over and over and over again. That’s my point.

      • justine says:

        @Shambles lmao You’re still wrong. He’s still very much “getting it on” with Women Other Than Hillary, he has his mistress in NY. The Secret Service refers to her as the Energizer when she comes to the house. He has never been faithful in their marriage. Do some research.

      • D says:

        @shambles LOL, do you actually believe that his affair with Monica Lewinsky was the only time he’s slept with another woman? So naive.

      • Sasha says:

        @astrid
        Just like Melania and crotch-grabbing Trump. He can’t even fake an ounce of respect for his wife in public.

        @justine
        “You sound young.”
        You sound condescending. There’s no need for that. People won’t always share your opinion, despite your arrogance.

      • Valois says:

        @D
        read again. Shambles wrote “publicly”

      • Megan says:

        @Justine I think you are somehow conflating Chelsea’s nickname, which was Energy.

      • Elgin Marbles says:

        I’ve said this before and feel it’s always worth repeating. Regarding Hillary and Bill and to a certain extent, Huma and Anthony: The real intimacies of marriage are ultimately private to anyone but the two people involved. There are many, many kinds of marriages that are not conventional. There are significantly worse betrayals and sadness than infidelity.

      • Shambles says:

        lol what is the point of getting nasty over this? Election season is over, the jabs at Hillary are pointless at this stage in the game. But thank you to the posters who pointed out that I said PUBLICLY, as in I’m not stupid enough to think that Bill magically stopped cheating on Hillary. I said he hasn’t PUBLICLY humiliated her since then. What goes on in their marriage is their business and they seem to have worked it out. And yeah, the condescension is completely unnecessary.

      • LAK says:

        Shambles: sorry to add to the pile on, but it’s quite clear you are too young to remember the 80s/90s sexual shenanigans of Bill Clinton. So often were they that his defence team nicknamed them ‘bimbo eruptions’. So many women came out of the woodwork to either accuse him of sexual impropriety or to reveal themselves as his mistresses. The roll call of rumoured mistresses included a singing national treasure and a sexy english actress.

        By the time Monica came around, we were all exhausted. And couldn’t understand why Hilary stayed with him. That particular criticism came about because part of their presidential campaign of 1992, Hilary disparaged stay at home women. She made a big show of her brains which in a world where women were still suffering strong and blatant sexism and misogyny compared to what we see these days, was a huge celebration. Her quote said something along the lines of she wasn’t going to be the little woman who stayed at home and baked cookies, and she was strong, independent woman who wouldn’t brook any nonsense from Bill. Then turned around and stayed with him after the various publicly named mistresses and an ongoing running commentry about his sexual escapades in Arkansas and in Washington. Monica was especially humiliating because of the blue dress, but she was one of a long line of mistresses.

        At the time, the general consensus was that Hilary stayed because of a potential yet to be realised political career of her own.

        People use that against her which you don’t agree with, and that’s ok. You have no issue with someone staying in a humiliating marriage for career reasons, and others abhor it.

        Personally i wouldn’t call it weak, i’d call it something different other than weakness.

      • derpshooter says:

        @Queen B: Actually, I think Weiner not having anything going for him could be a reason. I’m wondering if they had a pre-nup. If not, he may have drifted so far into the obscurity mentioned in the article that she would have to pay him support or something. Maybe she isn’t willing to do that. I hope that if she ever does leave him for good he gets nothing but partial time with his kid. Maybe supervised.

      • Shambles says:

        Alright then. Thanks for the sensible explanation, LAK. It’s not that I have no problem with someone staying in a marriage for political reasons, and I would not do it myself. My point is simply that the Clinton’s marriage is their business, especially at this point, now that Hillary is private citizen. They seemed to have worked it out between themselves. So I find the Huma-Hillary comparisons unnecessary, since the “Hillary-Stayed-With-Bill” drum was already beaten absolutely to death over the course of the election. Partially because, yes, I’m still pissed about the election, and seeing the Hillary jabs just feels like someone is picking at my scabs.

      • lissanne says:

        LAK:
        Hillary’s statement about sharing cookie recipes was in specific reference to her role as First Lady. It wasn’t aimed at women in general. She was stating that she wanted to take an active role in policy development, rather than being the White House hostess. She did get flack for the statement and backed down somewhat, as I recall. But she did work very hard on a plan to improve health care coverage. I admit I don’t remember the specifics of that legislation, which in the end went nowhere.

      • Ramona says:

        @LAK

        Get your facts straight. The cookies comment had NOTHING to do with infedility. It was directed at Conservative aholes who attacked Bills campaign on the basis that because she appeared to have a male politicians career background having not only run a law firm but taken politically sensitive cases she would try to govern alongside him. They were appealing to traditionalists who preferred a politicians wife to be focused on homemaking or a non threatening career. She was asked in an interview to respond to that line of attack and her exact quote was “I suppose, I could have stayed home, baked cookies and had teas”. The only people it riled up were Pat Robertson, Pat Buchannan and likeminded aholes. Thirsty for outrage.

        On Monica Lewinsky “you know I am not here as some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him.” For the youngins, Tammy Wynette was a country singer who sang some dumbass song about how she will stand by her man no matter what. Todays equivalent would be a ride or die song. Hillary was speaking in what I believe was Bills first post scandal TV interview. And she was responding to exactly the kind of sentiment that holds that she must be weak for staying. She was saying I have thought about this in my rational mind, I am not doing this under societal pressure, I am doing this for me.

        People need to get it into their heads that not all marriages look like yours. People have open marriages others dont care about mere sexual infedility and others do care but can look at the bigger picture and forgive it. Going by the available infidelity stats, it would appear that lots of people fall in one of these three categories or divorce stats would be insane. The only thing that bugs me about Huma is that there really is nothing in this for her. He damaged her bosses career prospects, completely ruined his own and took a dick pic with their kid in frame. Her situation is very different from Hillarys.

      • Zeddy says:

        Have to agree with Shambles. Unless you were into gossip, the cheating scandal was really only about Lewinsky.

      • robyn says:

        It’s not to say I don’t think Bill cheated but I think it’s been exaggerated. Bill is super supportive of Hillary. I think he’s been trying make amends to her for years and years and they really do love one another. He is ashamed that he humiliated her but she has forgiven him and stays out of loyalty and love. It’s her decision and business.

        As for Weiner and Huma. The son in bed with him while he was doing what he does online is sickening without a doubt and I do believe he needs counseling. I’m surprised he doesn’t change his name because it adds to the theory he’s a complete fool, although he seems intelligent when he talks politics. I think he was setup at some point. Apparently, a Trump supporter was one of the women he was communicating with online and there’s something fishy about the timing of the disclosures of emails by Comey. There’s so much we don’t know.

      • what's inside says:

        Oh yeah….She emulates her role model, Hillary.

      • Mocha says:

        Monica Lewinsky saved social security for the US. If it hadn’t been for her, Bill would have gone right ahead and dismantled it. She’s an unrecognised national hero!

      • Cannibell says:

        Just an observation on this very interesting thread (and I inadvertently woke a FB troll when I posted about the very thing Kaiser said about not ever really knowing what goes on in a marriage). There’s no mystery about Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs, but give him this – they were all adults.

        That Weiner was willing to dally with teenagers is not just creepy and criminal. What happens when his teenage kid starts bringing girls around and they’re in front of him and not just on social media? {shudders}

    • Melly says:

      So gross. Can you imagine staying with a guy who was sexting in bed with your child?! That’s when you bye Felicia the marriage and get primary custody. Who is giving Huma advice? She must not have very many good girlfriends.

    • abby says:

      NO it’s John Podesta and Pizzagate’s fault

  2. Veronica says:

    All I can think about is how ridiculously toxic that marriage must be. He can’t possibly address his self-destructive tendencies if she’s constantly enabling him through a repetitive cycle of expulsion and forgiveness. They both need to get therapeutic help and move on away from each other.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      True! I guess he attempted to get help, but did SHE? Even if they don’t stay together, as mentioned down thread (whew).

    • AreYouForReal? says:

      Frankly, I don’t think she ever left him. They were probably on “hold” pending the election.

    • derpshooter says:

      I like how the article only states that *she* has been working hard on the relationship. Has HE done any work? He’s the problem as far as I’ve ever seen. :\ Ugh – to him and the writer of that article.

  3. Dlo says:

    How sad

  4. Zuzus Girl says:

    There is some sort of quid pro quo going on between them because she’s an educated woman but she always takes him back. Gross.

    • Melly says:

      What does he have to offer her? That’s what I don’t understand. Does he even have a job? Clearly he’s not the best with their son, seeing as he was caught sexting in bed with his child.

    • Pix says:

      Or he must have something embarrasing on her or Hillary and Huma is throwing herself on the fire to protect. I suspect due to pillow talk he “knows where the bodies are buried.” What I find most interesting is that there was press last week that Huma was moving on with Tony Goldwyn. There were those super cozy pictures of them with her son. I wonder if Weiner saw them, threatened her, and she was forced to issue this public statement. My conspiracy theory of the day.

    • Mich says:

      Wut? Women take back terrible husbands/partners all the time. Education has nothing to do with it.

      • Andrea says:

        He’s probably terribly charismatic and she thinks he’s the best she can do given how charming he is.

    • Cara says:

      They are getting back together so that they do not have to testify against each other.

      • DIRTNAP says:

        @Cara: My thoughts exactly.

      • Justjj says:

        Yes! Definitely a legal/political motive I think. It’s true that there can be all kinds of intimacies in a marriage and once your lives are completely entwined and you have children separating and divorcing seems much more difficult than just whittling down your expectations to nothing and remaining friends who are married. Sad but true. She’s way too good for him though.

  5. QQ says:

    UGH this guy I feel like what I know about her upbringing/life makes this not unexpected… As an Aside I’m curious as to why the writer of the NY Post article is so Salty at Huma, cause if that article aint trying to do a hack job on her I Don’t know what’s what!

    • lizzie says:

      for some reason people hate her. i’ve heard people share nasty opinions about her as if she is different from any other woman torn about breaking up their family.

      i watched the documentary and it was painfully obvious this is like a type of mutual cycle of abuse. he abuses himself every time he has a modicum of success, he abuses their marriage as a way to self sabotage and she thinks she deserves it. it was really sad.

      • Sayrah says:

        That documentary was so hard to watch. But worth it. He’s a train wreck and she’s just kind of there taking it all.

        I get that he apparently never physically contacted these women but how can she take him back again?

    • Asiyah says:

      She’s brown, Muslim, and like I said, a she. That’s why the Post is salty.

    • Elgin Marbles says:

      What Asiyah said but the Post also hates anyone from the Clinton camp.

  6. SusanneToo says:

    Reporter for Mother Jones/Daily Beast/New York Mag says no.

    http://twitter.com/yashar/status/846198016885317634

    It’s Murdoch’s New York Post, a right wing tabloid, quoting “sources” and “a family friend.” Why take anything they say as gospel? I’ll reserve judgement until they’re actually living together again.

    • Kiki says:

      Oh, Well good for her.

    • Lexie says:

      I’m going to choose to believe the denial. Because really, wtf.

    • minx says:

      I absolutely agree. I believe nothing from the NY Post or Page Six. Right wing rag.

    • Scout says:

      THANK YOU! If anyone had bothered to read the article they would have seen that not only do her reps so the story is false but they’d also come across the unhinged commentary courtesy of a former “Clinton insider” who called her a fame whore corrupted by the Clintons.

  7. Capepopsie says:

    I truely doubt he will ever change.
    They can probably patch things upp,
    but, as you said Kaiser, the Itch will
    need scratching sooner or later.
    SAD.

  8. Squiggisbig says:

    Man, you must have really low self-esteem if sending a sext to an underage child and another with your toddler in it isn’t a deal breaker.

  9. Nicole says:

    Gross. The dude is a sexual predator that likes to text underaged girls. Seriously?! That alone would send me running for the hills.

    Ugh she’s canceled. I don’t want to hear a “poor Huma” story ever again

  10. Chaine says:

    Yuck. But I am not surprised. Her mentor is Hillary Clinton, who has stayed with Bill for decades despite his humiliating her over and over with his cheating…

  11. Kiki says:

    Huma Abedine should work on herself and be strong for her son. LEAVE THIS MAN….. It worked for Tiger Woods wife, it can work for you. Where is you pride, woman?

  12. Giddy says:

    WE know he’ll do it again, why doesn’t she know? Is her family so conservative that they would rather their daughter be humiliated than divorced? She needs to kick his pervert ass to the curb.

  13. Kimble says:

    They need to be married for spousal legal protection as each/both probably know where the political bodies are buried. This has nothing to do with love or self esteem.

    • Luca76 says:

      No that’s not accurate. Even if you want to be paranoid about some imaged felony that the FBI didn’t uncover when they investigated them thoroughly. Husband and wives aren’t obligated to testify against eachother even after divorce.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Um, without going into exhaustive detail, in most U.S. jurisdictions ex-spouses are not always protected by marital privilege. This very well could explain why they have not divorced.

  14. Louise177 says:

    I think the reason she stays is that Anthony hasn’t physically cheated. It’s all sexting so Huma probably feels it’s forgivable. I think it’s happened too many times. Especially since he did it in front of his son and sent to teenagers. I get trying to save a marriage but I think Anthony is a lost cause.

    • Luca76 says:

      Yes that and I think much of it happened when they were technically on a break (Not that it excuses any of his behavior).

      • Andrea says:

        I think she sees it as attention seeking and she didn’t do enough of her part given there was no physical contact. But geez, how much attention does this man need?

  15. BJ says:

    I think Bill Clinton is just as gross and he was Physically unfaithful and Hillary is still married to him.Bill didn’t just text he got BJs in the Oval Office.Gross

    • HappyMom says:

      Weiner was sexting with a 15 year old. And sexting next to their sleeping 4 year old. Both of those are much worse imo.

  16. Shambles says:

    The ad I see at the top of this story is for some sort of virtual bible app, which is highly appropriate because these mother f*ckers need JESUS. I’m agnostic and even I can see when the good Lord needs to step in. Jesus take the wheel

  17. aang says:

    Sadly I don’t believe he will ever change. It really is too bad. His political agenda was great.

  18. Donna says:

    Emulating Hillary.

    • Shambles says:

      And Hillary lost the presidency because she stayed with Bill and therefore she is weak. Seriously, can we not?

      • Donna says:

        I said none of those things. That is your projection. Can you not?

      • Shambles says:

        You’re the second person on this thread to make the Hillary- Bill comparison, which is unnecessary. I don’t see why people still feel the need to bring the Hillary-stayed-with-Bill crap up, when it was already beaten to death during the election campaign. We get it. People don’t agree with Hillary’s life choices.

      • Amelie says:

        Nobody accused Huma of being weak. And the Hillary-Bill comparisons ARE appropriate. Hillary has been Huma’s mentor since forever and Huma has been her right hand woman for a very long time, starting as an intern when Hillary was First Lady. She was around during the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal and had a front row seat, years before she even got married to Anthony Weiner. She observed firsthand how her political mentor handled the situation, so it’s not entirely projecting to think that the way she is handling the infidelity in her marriage is inspired by the way Hillary handled hers. I wouldn’t doubt that Hillary has even given Huma advice, not necessarily “Don’t leave Anthony and stay with him” but surely she has turned to her for some kind of comfort.

        People don’t typically stay with their straying spouses, but some do for various reasons. I have no idea if Huma is giving it another shot with Anthony due to the same reasons Hillary stayed with Bill. But regardless, she is staying–for now, just like Hillary did with Bill. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence either.

    • Veronica says:

      Hillary Clinton spent years being criticized for not being a “loyal” enough wife because she wouldn’t change her name for years and still pursued political ambitions instead of becoming a housewife. Then we turned around and tore her apart for choosing to forgive her husband and remain with him after the affairs. Maybe we should examine the excessive and contradictory pressures we place on women to satisfy vicarious social standards instead of blaming them for seemingly insensible choices.

  19. D says:

    Seems to be a trend these days, taking back a big-time cheater and f*ck up. Look at Garner and Affleck.

  20. Michelle says:

    She is no better than Anna Duggar. Can’t stand on her own two feet and kick her no good husband to the curb. When Anthony does it to her again (and we know he will) she needs to just STFU and go sit in a corner because she gets what she deserves at this point.

  21. lisa says:

    do either of them have a job right now?

    they might not want to reduce their financial circumstances by separating right now

  22. detritus says:

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. This goes for cheating.
    Once might be excusable, twice and you are out.

    Plus, lets be superficial for a moment. Huma is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Weiner looks like the carrot that accidentally sat under my fridge for 6 months.

  23. ComeOnNow says:

    Maybe she really is okay with it? I don’t see why there is this rush to judge her. Butt out, maybe? It’s not your marriage.

  24. justine says:

    Women like Huma, Hillary Clinton, Jen Garner and Anna Duggar are just sad.

  25. Sasha says:

    I won’t believe this until they themselves announce a reunion.

  26. kate says:

    I know that people are going to make the comparison with Hillary and Bill or even the Afflecks but what does Carlos Danger brings to the table? Bill was president, Ben is a major Hollyweird player. Anthony..?

  27. Jayna says:

    I don’t even believe they are in love. They, basically, were estranged the last year of. Hillary running for office. He was there in the house watching the child. They became estranged after his fiasco when running for office again and he humiliated her. Her career was very busy and she was supporting the family. His being there in the house with the child made her life easier.

    I don’t get why she is staying now after Hillary lost. He’s a sick perv.

  28. S says:

    LOL to everyone who thinks this must be a giant conspiracy theory, cover up, et al.

    My guess is that Huma loves Anthony, and they both love their son. She doesn’t want to lose their family and life together. To throw out the good for the bad. In short: that she hasn’t let go of her hope they can fix this. It’s almost certainly as simple as that.

    She seems to be clinging to the “he didn’t physically cheat” idea as a place to hang her hat on why it’s OK to keep trying; ditto the idea that this is an addiction. A.K.A.: He’s sick, so maybe I can cure him.

    Sure, from an outsider’s objective(ish) perspective it’s easy to say, ‘Run away and don’t look back,’ but no matter how intelligent and savvy Huma may be, it’s not easy to dismiss someone you love, the father of your child, etc.

    Only two people really know what goes on in any marriage, and even then their stories are likely to vary wildly. Do I think this is truly good for her, or her child? No. But that doesn’t mean I can’t sympathize, or understand why she’d want to keep trying, or at least isn’t ready to stop trying yet.

    I know plenty of strong, smart, beautiful women who have stayed with men who’ve “done them wrong,” many of whom would have (and did) declare they’d no way/no how tolerate cheating.

    With age, I’ve learned that you never know what you’d REALLY do in a situation until you’re actually in it. And, by the way, plenty of the women I’ve known in similar situations — cheating, porn addition, etc — were genuinely able to rebuild their marriages and make them better. Staying doesn’t mean deciding to be a doormat.

    There are few black/white, right/wrong answers to should you stay or should you go in a marriage, and I always try to respect the choices of the participants, in large part because MY personal opinion on their relationship means diddly squat.

    • Jess says:

      Exactly what I wanted to say, S, only much more eloquent!

    • Cannibell says:

      +1
      I made the same point on FB (albeit much shorter) when I first saw this story, which turned out to be big ol’ ball of troll bait. But absolutely there’s nothing easier than being good at other peoples’ lives.

      (Also, as other people upthread have also pointed out, there’s no real evidence that this is a true story. That photo of the two of them could be years old.)

  29. Radley says:

    I understand Huma taking her vows seriously and not wanting to make an abrupt decision. But I think Anthony has effed up enough to show her he’s untrustworthy and without trust, you’re nowhere. Also like many have said he publicly humiliated her and potentially damaged her career. Does he even have a job?? What is he bringing to the table these days?

  30. Who says says:

    Remember: smart and successful people can still make very, very dumb decisions, including the same ones over and over again. Intelligence and success does not always equal common sense.

  31. jenn12 says:

    I would set this guy on fire before I ever let him near me or my child again.

  32. Who ARE These People? says:

    And he runs home to mommy when they fight?

    Unhealthy marriage right there.

  33. twinkies says:

    I don’t have a dog in this race, but I wonder about possible financial settlements and custody arrangements. If she reconciles with him she doesn’t have to share her income with him for a possibly indeterminate amount of time. You know the old saying “It’s cheaper to keep her”? As abhorrent as that is, I wonder if some of that is in play here. I also wonder about her concerns over a custody agreement. Weiner has been the primary caregiver (and unemployed) for the past 18 months and he could feasibly win primary custody with a significant amount of child support and spousal support. I know several women that would rather stay in challenging marriages than have to split custody of their young children and spend all of that time worrying about what the custodial parent is doing with the child and what the child is being exposed to when the child is in their custody.

    Strategically speaking, she is wise to stay with him for a couple more years. He will eventually find gainful employment, their child will start attending school full time, and she will find ways to work back to being a primary caregiver or at least a joint caregiving situation in the home. This could put her back on equal footing in a divorce and custody situation.

  34. guesting says:

    I need to address the ‘getting help’ comment. Its surprising actually how rampant and the status quo for marriage and individual counselors to put the blame of cheating on the betrayed spouse not being ‘enough’ and also the aftermath of the betrayed spouse needing to get past it. This type of counseling is the same mantra stuck from the 70′s and only getting worse. No one wants the cheater to be accountable (because that’s punishment) or to delve into what’s wrong with them (because that might make them feel shame thus counterproductive).
    So if people actually want to seek help to find out why they cheated; bad boundaries, low self-esteem, conflict avoidance, narcissistic heavy traits, traumas, etc….well they probably are shit out of luck on the average. So FYI, interview the counselors ahead of time and see if they are equipped to handle infidelity correctly.

  35. xo says:

    oh, man. From the outside looking in, I can’t imagine this is anything but a mistake. He went so far too far. Why would someone go back to a man like that? How could it be worth it?

  36. Margo S. says:

    My sister is currently going through the same type of thing as huma. Her sons father keeps cheating on her and she keeps taking him back. Basically, yeah, you need to love yourself, but you also need individual therapy as well as couples counseling. AND stop being so friggin selfish. You think this type of behavior is good for a child? Geez.

  37. Andrea says:

    Is it possible he just needed to marry a different type of woman who dotes on him more and inflates his ego? You know the type I speak of.. Something tells me this just isn’t a good match, much like if you are sexual incompatible.

  38. loveotterly says:

    I have a strong feeling this has nothing to do with their marriage and everything to do with the legal implications of being married and not being forced to testify against one another in court.

  39. Lucy2 says:

    Since they have a son together, I hope they’re able to have some sort of healthy relationship where they can coparent. Beyond that, I can’t imagine staying married to him. Hopefully everyone is getting therapy of some kind.

  40. frankly says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!11!!!!!

    Ugh.

    • blairski says:

      That’s my reaction, exactly. I just know one day she will decide that this was a bad idea. I wish that day was today.

  41. Cupcake says:

    They are both fools. I feel very badly for their little boy :(

  42. HappyMom says:

    Having an affair would be one thing-I could see working through that. But after everything he’s done in the past: Sexting a 15 year old? Filming yourself in your underwear with a hard on right next to your sleeping 4 year old? Those are so much worse imo and indicative of someone who has serious issues. And I can’t imagine how she could justify reconciling with that.

  43. tw says:

    This marriage always seemed like a political arrangement, similar to Bill and Hill.

  44. Scout says:

    Just to be clear, this story is false and no reconciliation is happening.

  45. Sensible says:

    Y’all are awfully judgemental. I guess liberals would not understand for better or worst. I can only imaging all of you wity your little dirty secrets criticizing him.

  46. pinetree13 says:

    He is so, so, so gross. I will never forget that horrible picture of him sporting a half-boner while laying next to his sleeping toddler with him sexting. THAT IS SO DISGUSTING!!! Who would do anything sexual while next to their child? A FREAK THAT’S WHO. UGH. He is so gross. He’s ugly, his behavior is appalling….why one earth would ANY woman be attracted to that? And his last name is weiner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If this was a tv show you wouldn’t believe it cause it would seem to unrealistic.

  47. Ladiabla says:

    WTAF??!!! If you can’t leave a man after texting dick pics to a teenager with YOUR BABY in the background, there is just no help for you. Plus he looks like a toad.

  48. Jenn says:

    I agree with Shambles. Wiener doing this over and over is worse in that he just keeps on publicly humiliating/punishing her.

    Bill Clinton cried when Hillary didn’t get the nomination and again in 2016 – I sense an affection between them. Who knows but I think it’s weird to just assume their relationship is all business.

  49. jerkface says:

    I sense and see a lot of anger in the comment section under this article. I just want to remind you that these two have absolutely zero political power right now and their life has no effect on yours. Back biting each other in the comment section is a complete waste of your time. And if you are truly concerned with our country you would be out doing something about it and not beating a dead impeached cigar poking horse that has nothing to do with the present danger living in the Whitehouse at this moment. Maybe you guys have case of the Mondays, but try not to come unhinged over these two idiots who ae nothing less than a dime a dozen in NYC or politics alone. You show me a political wife and Ill show you her mistress counterpart. Politicians are scum. Focus on finding ways to scrub and bubble these morons from the tile of our nation.
    Good effing grief.

  50. Mocha says:

    I saw that documentary on him and he has “small person” syndrome or whatever you call it. This is the kind of person who’s so desperate to go into public service for the attention and absolutely shouldn’t because it’s all about the coverage and the perks for him. She seems to conduct herself well/discreetly but that’s nothing; you just have to look at her actions to realise she’s a troubled soul to stay with him.

  51. sunshine gold says:

    I understand trying to work it out after infidelity, especially when there’s children involved. However, this woman has NO self-esteem. He absolutely humiliated and decimated her, with no regard for her as a woman, or her public profile and what it would do to her to have this play out in the press, and even worse, federal investigations. Not to mention his son. He is a horrible, narcissistic worm and he will not change. F him.

  52. bittergeek says:

    This has precisely zero to do with romance or family. Both of them have exposure to ongoing legal issues, and as long as they are married they can’t be forced to testify against each other. That’s it, a strictly utilitarian arrangement to keep each other off the stand. Once the investigations are over she’ll drop him like a hot rock, his last tiny bit of usefulness expended.