[Blind Gossip] No one is really shocked at the demise of this marriage. Actually, it seems that it wasn’t really much of a marriage to begin with!
[The Wife’s Boss] set it up as a business arrangement from the beginning.
She didn’t want questions about a lesbian working so closely with her, and [The Wife] wanted a baby (but not out of wedlock) so she encouraged [The Wife] to “marry” [The Husband] even though everybody knew what a dog he was.
They are all ambitious, so at first the arrangement worked for everybody.
They never slept in the same room and they never had sex, though, so I’m not really sure how the child/ren came about.
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Wife: Huma Abedin
Husband: Anthony Weiner
Wife’s Boss: Hillary Clinton
The marriage of Huma Abedin and Congressman Anthony Weiner was supposed to be political gold for all the parties involved.
Born in Michigan and raised in Saudi Arabia until she was 18, Huma Abedin has been by Hillary Clinton’s side since Abedin’s stint as Clinton’s personal White House aide in 1996.
In 2001, Abedin met Anthony Weiner at a Democratic National Convention meeting. Weiner was a fiery, up-and-coming politician at the time. At Hillary Clinton’s urging, the two went out on one date… but Abedin found Weiner obnoxious and walked out in the middle of the date.
Fast forward several years.
In 2008, Abedin, at the age of 32, relayed to Hillary Clinton that she wanted a child. As a single Muslim female with a scant history of dating men, it would have been scandalous for her to have a child out of wedlock. The Clintons leaped at the chance to advance their own political agenda, and urged her to pair up with Weiner.
At the time, Weiner was a successful New York City Congressman, and appeared to be in a good position to eventually become Mayor of New York City. Weiner, seeing a chance to secure a permanently close personal and political relationship with the Clintons, agreed to the match.
Abedin and Weiner married in 2010. Bill Clinton officiated. Hillary Clinton said: “I have one daughter. But if I had a second daughter, it would (be) Huma.”
Awww. What a sweet and happy occasion!
Unfortunately, that happiness was short-lived.
Within the first year, Abedin became pregnant… but Weiner was already involved in his first of several rounds of sexting and nude photo scandals.
The first major scandal involved a girl named Sydney Leathers.
Weiner blamed the sexting on the fact that his wife would not have sex with him and slept in a separate bedroom. Weiner resigned from Congress.
Abedin was humiliated and wanted a divorce, but the couple stayed together at the urging of the Clintons. Abedin had the baby a few months later.
Over the next few years, Weiner continued to be plagued by more sexting and nude photo scandals. He eventually failed at his run for Mayor of NYC in 2013.
In August 2016, Weiner was caught sexting an underage girl. Sexting? Disgusting, but not unheard of for a politician. He could come back from that and still have a career in politics. Pedophile behavior? Political suicide! You can’t come back from that.
The Clintons told Abedin to file for divorce.
As you now know, the FBI probe into Weiner’s criminal sexual activity recently unearthed 650,000 emails on a laptop that was used by both Weiner and Abedin. Some of those belong to Abedin, although the number (believed to be over 10,000) and content are unknown. Abedin claims she does not know how the emails ended up on the laptop.
For now, Abedin is off the campaign trail and Clinton is keeping her distance from Abedin.
Although Bill Clinton has said that Hillary has had sexual relationships with women – and there has been much speculation over Hillary’s close relationship with Abedin – we do not know if Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton are romantically involved. However, we are confident in reporting that Abedin’s marriage to Weiner was a calculated political move on everyone’s part… and that it backfired miserably.
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