Despite three humiliating public sexting scandals (or four if you count the later revelation that a 15-year-old girl was among those he sexted), Huma Abedin is coming back for more Weiner.
Apparently confident that her husband’s next scandal won’t involve him running into Chris Hansen, the two have reunited after being separated in August. Perhaps that separation was just a move to improve her own public image given her high position in Hillary Clinton’s campaign? That also seems likely.
According to the NY Post, sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try. As they say, the fifth time’s the charm.
“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.”
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].”
Only God truly knows what kind of dirt the two have on each other.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]