As an X-rated photo of Anthony Weiner was newly exposed online Wednesday, his wife Huma Abedin was reported to be three months pregnant with the couple's first child.
On Wednesday morning, a photo professed to be of his genitals was shown to two radio hosts by the conservative watchdog Andrew Breitbart, who broke Weiner's scandal. After the photo was shown to radio hosts Opie and Anthony of the Sirius XM radio network, the photo was leaked on Twitter to the public.
As Opie and Anthony passed Breitbart's phone around, Breitbart is heard saying: Don't show it anywhere, instructions that were apparently ignored, Reuters reported.
Breitbart later released a statement where he said, A photograph resembling one that I had withheld from publication in the Weinergate saga was released without my knowledge or permission. He claimed that a picture was taken of his mobile phone, and published by Opie on Twitter.
On the same day, Huma Abedin, 35, who has been married to Weiner for 11 months, was found to be pregnant for three months. The good news came in the midst of news too bad, adding to the bitterness and humiliation Abedin had already received from the sexting scandal of her husband.
Abedin is currently accompanying her boss, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a diplomatic visit to the Middle East. Clinton thinks of Huma like another daughter, said a longtime Clington supporter. It just kills Hillary to see her friend and longtime key staff member be so horribly humiliated like that. Hillary herself has faced a sex scandal of her husband Bill Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
At the news conference where Weiner admitted sending lewd photos of himself to numerous women over the years, the Congressman said he and his wife did not intend to split over the scandal. The pregnancy may work as the glue to salvage their young marriage, and Abedin, following her boss Clinton has entered the long list of powerhouse women stuck with their disloyal husbands. Abedin reportedly told her friends and colleagues that she is still committed to the mariage and wants to help Weiner recover his political career. Abedin knew that Weiner had a problem before their marriage, but he had promsied he was past that, reported ABC News. Receiving advice from much-experienced Clinton, Abedin believes Weiner's political career can be salvaged, and showed her willingness to be his aide.
Women in the public eye have a hurdle, because their decision gets so much exposure, a sex-addiction specialist told amNew York. Following her predecessors such as Silda Wall Spitzer and Maria Shriver, Abedin is expected to rise from the ashes and stick around as one of the now few supporters of Weiner.