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Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin at Press Conference July 2013

On July 23, 2013 in New York City, Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, speaks during a press conference concerning his inappropriate conduct online after his resignation from Congress.

Photo: John Moore / Getty Images
Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin learned that facing disappointment and sadness in your marriage is even more difficult when the whole world knows about your marriage problems. They had a lot to deal with when he admitted to his Twitter photo scandal fiasco and online relationships with other women. The couple is still apparently dealing with his inappropriate behavior and working on repairing their marriage.
Fast Marriage Facts - Huma and Anthony
Met: 2009.
Married: July 10, 2010.
First Marriage: Yes.

Did You Know?
The officiant at their wedding was Bill Clinton.

News Updates:

9/10/2013: Anthony Weiner lost his mayoral bid in the September 2013 Democratic primary.

7/23/2013: Despite admitting to more lewd texting conduct, Anthony Weiner said he would remain in the the New York mayoral race. His wife Huma shared her belief in him at a press conference. Read more ...

Huma: "Anthony has made some horrible mistakes both before he resigned from Congress and after. I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him ... It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to the point where I could forgive Anthony ... But I made a decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. that was a decision I made for me, for our son and for our family. I didn't know how it would work, out but I did know that I wanted to give it a try."
Source: Martha T. Moore. "Weiner stays in NYC race despite improper messages." USAToday.com. 7/23/2013.

5/21/2013: In a video on his campaign website, Anthony Weiner announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City.

Born:

Anthony David Weiner: September 4, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York.

Huma M. Abedin: Abt. 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Huma grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She returned to the U.S. to attend college.

How Anthony and Huma Met:

Huma and Anthony met and began dating in May 2008. Anthony proposed to Huma on May 23, 2009.
Roxanne Roberts: "It was 'love at first sight' for Weiner, Hillary told the crowd Wednesday. The Clintons encouraged the match between the Muslim beauty who grew up in Saudi Arabia and the Jewish Democrat from New York City. The couple represents, Bill said in his toast, what he wants 'the future of the world to be.'"
Source: Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger. "Clintons celebrate wedding of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner." WashingtonPost.com. 7/01/2010.

Wedding Date and Info:

Anthony and Huma were married on July 10, 2010 on Long Island at the Oheka Castle gardens in Huntington, New York. Former President Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding.

Oscar de La Renta designed Huma's chiffon gold-embroidered wedding gown after Huma expressed what she wanted.

Huma: "I wanted to look like an Indian bride. And I wanted [the dress] to complement a jeweled choker that belonged to my grandmother, an heirloom that my mother and my sisters have all worn at their weddings."
Source: Amie Parnes. "In Vogue, Huma Abedin Dishes On Dress." Politico.com. 8/30/2010. (includes full length photo of wedding dress)
Ashley Parker: "At their wedding, Mr. Weiner’s robust premarital dating life was the subject of considerable roasting, and Mr. Weiner made it clear Monday that Ms. Abedin knew about his rakish past, including his use of social media for sexual communication."
Source: Ashley Parker. "Opposites in Many Ways, but Seemingly Melded Well." NYTimes.com. 6/6/2011.

Anthony was 45 years old and Huma was 34 years old when they married. Wedding Photo

Children:

Anthony and Huma have one son.
  • Jordan Zain Weiner: Born in December 2011.

Residence:

Huma and Anthony live in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City.

Occupations:

Anthony Weiner: Candidate for New York City mayor, former U.S. Representative from New York City, former New York City Councilman.
6/16/2011: After apologizing for the embarrassment he caused to his family and colleagues, Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress. His wife, Huma Abedin, was not with him at the press conference in Brooklyn, New York.

Huma Abedin: Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Traveling Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Staff Assistant, Office of the First Lady.

Twitter Photo Scandal:

Anthony: "As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong ... This behavior is behind me. I've apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward."
Source: "Weiner comments on new sexually charged messages." CNN.com. 7/23/2013.

Anthony Weiner: "I love my wife very much and we have no intention of splitting up over this ... We have been through a great deal together and we will weather this. I love her very much and she loves me. She was very unhappy, she was very disappointed and she told me as much ... She deserves much better than this.”
Source: Jennifer Epstein, Maggie Haberman. "Anthony Weiner admits tweet, will not resign." Politico.com. 6/6/2011.

Anthony Weiner: “My wife is a remarkable woman. She’s not responsible for any of this. This was visited upon her. She’s getting back —- getting back to work. And I apologize to her very deeply.”
Source: Ashley Parker. "Opposites in Many Ways, but Seemingly Melded Well." NYTimes.com. 6/6/2011.

Dahvi Shira: "A visibly choked up Weiner confessed he had been inappropriately communicating with six women over the last three years, including while he was married. He claims none of these interactions were physical, and they were all 'women that I met on Facebook.' 'I haven't told the truth,' he said. 'I have done things I deeply regret. I apologize to my wife and our families. I'm deeply ashamed.'"
Source: Dahvi Shira. "Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits He Lied About Lewd Twitter Photo." People.com. 6/6/2011.

6/11/2011: After Anthony Weiner was asked to resign by House Democratic leaders, Risa Heller announced, "Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person." He also requested a leave of absence from the House of Representatives.

Full Transcript of Weiner's News Conference

Quotes About the Marriage of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner:

Ashley Parker: "But they complement each other well, said friends of the couple, who described Mr. Weiner as a sweet, supportive partner. Ms. Abedin, a practicing Muslim who speaks fluent Arabic, does not drink, and Mr. Weiner has given up alcohol in solidarity with her, they said. He sometimes fasts with her during Ramadan, and often meets her at the airport when she returns from long trips, even in the early morning hours."
Source: Ashley Parker. "Opposites in Many Ways, but Seemingly Melded Well." NYTimes.com. 6/6/2011.

Hillary Clinton: “Abedin has the energy of a woman in her 20s, the confidence of a woman in her 30s, the experience of a woman in her 40s, and the grace of a woman in her 50s ... She is timeless, her combination of poise, kindness, and intelligence are matchless.”
Source: Email to Vogue. July 2007.

James Carville: "Have you seen Huma? Her appearance is just like, ‘Hoh my God!’ She takes your breath away. She’s an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman. Nobody in that position can be that good-looking; it just doesn’t happen.” He added that she is also “damn smart.”
Source: Spencer Morgan. "Hillary's Mystery woman: Who Is Huma?" Observer.com. 4/1/2007.

Robert Barnett: “She has extremely good instincts and extremely good judgment,” he said. “She is also gorgeous and the most terrifically dressed young woman you will ever encounter.”
Source: Spencer Morgan. "Hillary's Mystery woman: Who Is Huma?" Observer.com. 4/1/2007.

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