In the political scandal that keeps getting weirder and weirder, PEOPLE magazine reports that Congressman Anthony Weiner appeared in a photo spread as one of Cosmopolitan magazine's eligible bachelor in 1996. (See photo of spread HERE).

At the time of the photo, Weiner was a 31-year-old councilman with higher ambitions. The photo and interview ran in the 101 Real Life Bachelors piece and had the headline The future president? Weiner also told that magazine: I want to be sucked back into the throes of love - isn't that what everybody really wants? 

Weiner who's been causing headlines for sending sexually suggestive pictures of his crotch and chest to women he didn't know, made an hour-long public apology yesterday where he said he regretted what he did but would not resign. Weiner will now face a congressional ethics investigation for accidentally posting one of the suggestive photos on Twitter and then lying about it. Weiner said his account was hacked when the photo was first found, but admitted yesterday that the photo was of him and he did indeed take it.

Now it seems Weiner's political future and personal life are up in the air. He was the front-runner for New York City governor and while he assured the public in his apology yesterday that he and his wife of just 11 months, long-time aide to Hilary Clinton Huma Abedin, were still very much together and in love, Abedin has yet to make a public statement.

[Source: PEOPLE]