Huma Abedin, the wife of embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, is in the early stages of her first pregnancy, sources close to the couple told ABC News.
While Abedin is reportedly devastated by her husband’s admission of racy online chat and swap photos with other women, she told her friends that she remains committed to marriage and Weiner wants to help save his political career.
The Democratic congressman admitted Monday to lying about sending a picture of his crotch through Twitter to 21 years old college student from Seattle Córdoba Genette and five other women in the last three years.
Friends say Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, stated that Weiner had a “problem” before her marriage, but promised that it had happened.
Weiner, 46, and Abedin, 35, have been married only 11 months.
Abedin, say friends and colleagues, still thinks he can save his political career and wants to help you do that. She has supported and some advice from his boss, Hillary Clinton, and her sister, friends say.
Abedin left Wednesday night for the Middle East with Clinton and has been with him constantly. Efforts to reach ABC News for comment were unsuccessful.
Friends say that even though you’ve been looking distressed, Abedin is otherwise not wavered in his job as the high intensity of Clinton’s closest aide.
They added that Secretary of State and Abedin are equally devastated by the scandal.
Abedin Friends say he learned that he had lied about the weekend. She was surprised at his name on someone hack into your Twitter account – a story that turned out to be false.
Weiner says she loves that “laugh” and points to his place, and that “loves” it.
Weiner, himself, told reporters on Monday: “We have no intention of dividing by it. We’ve been through a lot together. We will weather this. I love her. She loves me.”
People close to Abedin say they still can not understand the ramifications of the damage done to the career and marriage. They say they’re working through that because it is very far from their world quite protected.
Abedin began his career in 1996 as a White House intern, then served as head of travel, Hillary Clinton, personnel and “the woman’s body” during his 2008 presidential campaign.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she is the daughter of an Iranian scholar of Indian and Pakistani descent from a mother who is a professor of sociology in Saudi Arabia, where he grew up. She came to the United States to attend George Washington University.
Strikingly beautiful, her only foray into public opinion was cooperating with a 2007 feature in Vogue. During the interview she told the magazine that “grew up in a very traditional family, but there was never anything I did not think I could do.
“I remember going with my parents to a wedding where the women stayed covered with black veils, but deep down we would be using the most exquisite Dolce Gabbana bright colors and costumes,” said Abedin. “They were like peacocks showing the tail.”