Wife of sex-texter Anthony Weiner considering taking him back


The wife of the Jewish ex-congressman whose marriage broke down over his explicit, sexualised text messages, is reported to be considering reviving their relationship.

Huma Abedin, a close adviser to Hillary Clinton, split from Anthony Weiner after it emerged that he had been exchanging explicit messages (sexting) with a 15-year old girl.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Mr Weiner uncovered tens of thousands of emails belonging to Ms Abedin on his computer. The FBI said the emails could be “pertinent” to its previous inquiry into Mrs Clinton’s use of a private server when she was secretary of state.

Now it has been reported that Ms Abedin is trying to rebuild her marriage to Mr Weiner, 52, with whom she has a son.

“Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” a source described as close to the family, told the New York Post. “He has been spending 80 to 90 per cent of his time at the [apartment] they share.”

Mr Weiner has recovered from a string of scandals. He resigned from Congress in 2011 after he mistakenly sent a sexually explicit photograph meant for one of his female followers to all his followers on Twitter. He was later a candidate for mayor of New York in 2013 when it emerged that he had been sexting a 22-year-old woman under the alias Carlos Danger.

Mr Weiner has reportedly received therapy for sex addiction. “Huma takes it into consideration that there’s been no affair or physical contact that anybody is aware of,” said the New York Post source. “He never met [the women].”

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