The former congressman shocked the world last year when he was caught sexting other women forcing him to resign. In a new interview, Anthony and his wife Huma reveal why they stayed together and how they were able to save their marriage.
Anthony Weiner, 47, made headlines in June 2011 when he was caught sexting and sending naked photos to six other women. Adding fuel to the fire, during the scandal it was revealed that Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff to Hilary Clinton, was pregnant with their first child.
A year and a baby later, Anthony proudly told People, “I really do feel like a very, very different person.”
The former congressmen has been working hard to rebuild his marriage and even sought professional counseling. He claims that one of the reasons his marriage was able to be salvaged was the birth of their son, Jordan.
“I’ve had enormous regrets about what I put Huma through, how I let my constituents down,” Anthony confessed. “But it’s not like I sit all day replaying it in my mind. With a baby, it is it is pretty easy to put things into perspective.”
Many people questioned why Anthony’s wife Huma would stay with him after such a heartbreaking scandal, but she credits Anthony’s change of character and commitment as the reason she stayed.
“I’m proud to be married to him. My husband did a really stupid thing. It was an extremely painful time. But there was love and commitment to this marriage,” Huma said. “It took a lot of work to get where we are today, but I want people to know we’re a normal family.”
She also adds, “Anthony has spent every day since then trying to be the best dad and husband he can be,” including doing all the laundry and running the house when Huma is working in Washington.
According to Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf, Anthony has not completely ruined his chances of reentering the political world. “[I]t will take time, but he is the kind of fellow who can rebuild a public life. He had a consitutency that adored him, and he worked very hard,” Sheinkopf notes.
But Anthony isn’t looking to return to politics anytime soon. “I’m not watching C-SPAN3 in the middle of the night regretting how my life has turned out,” he confessed.
It seems that the former congressman has achieved the impossible and successfully salvaged his marriage after the scandal. He even joked, “You wonder if my name was Mitchell whether the scandal would have been as bad.”
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