Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, were on their way to a comeback as a political power couple, but a fresh scandal may have disrupted their plans. After the former congressman resigned from Congress in 2011 for sending explicit messages over Twitter and elaborately lying about it, he decided to lay low for a bit and plot his next move — running for mayor of NYC. Meanwhile Huma, a longtime top aide for Hillary Clinton, gave birth to the couple's first child and reportedly sought advice from her boss.
Huma is widely respected in Washington. Born in the US to Indian and Pakistani parents and raised in Saudi Arabia, 36-year-old Huma served as Clinton's chief of staff, traveling the world with America's top diplomat. At the time of the first scandal, insiders predicted that Huma would likely stick by her husband, whom she married in a 2010 ceremony officiated by Bill Clinton. Those predictions were correct, and Huma even spoke at Weiner's press conference yesterday, which was held to address newly published inappropriate conversations between Weiner, who called himself "Carlos Danger," and a 22-year-old woman. Huma said, "What I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I have said from the beginning, we are moving forward."
Today, Harper's Bazaar published an article, titled The Good Wife, penned by Huma last week. In it, she echoes the statements she made yesterday, "When people tell me they’re surprised to see me out on the campaign trail, I understand because, trust me, no one is more surprised than I am." She then poses a rhetorical question: "So why am I doing this? Because Anthony has always been a smart, caring, and dedicated person, and while he’s the same public servant who wants what’s best for the people he represents, he is now something else — a better man." If he somehow pulls off a victory, Weiner definitely has his wife to thank. See some photos of her through the years now.