Just when we thought she was finally moving on, Huma Abedin has reportedly invited her formerly estranged and currently disgraced husband Anthony Weiner to move back in.
According to the New York Post, Abedin listed the couple’s luxury apartment for rent this month, but changed course a few days later and renewed the lease on the $11,900/month Manhattan duplex. As reported earlier by the New York Post, the now-deleted listing touted the three-bedroom’s “expansive, panoramic view of Union Square Park and the midtown skyline.”
The downtown duplex was originally listed for rent on May 19, the same day that ex-congressman Weiner pleaded guilty to a single count of transferring obscene material to a 15-year-old girl. Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton and the vice-chair of Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, sued for divorce on the same day.
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Sources told the New York Post that Weiner was scheduled to finally move out of the apartment he shared with Abedin on Tuesday. He had reportedly been staying with his mother in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. However, Weiner was seen leaving the Union Square building on Tuesday with his and Abedin’s five-year-old-son, Jordan.
Another source told the newspaper that Abedin “still hasn’t served him with the divorce papers.” A friend of the couple told the Post that since Weiner has been their child’s primary caregiver, “Huma is worried about her son. That’s her priority, and Anthony plays a very strong role in raising him.”
Weiner’s long list of sexting scandals dates back to 2011, when he resigned from his position representing New York’s 9th congressional district after accidentally using his public Twitter account to send an explicit photo.
Similar revelations derailed Weiner’s 2013 NYC mayoral bid. In 2016, Abedin announced her separation from her husband after the New York Post reported that Weiner exchanged explicit messages in 2015 with a woman that included a photo of him with his son, then 3, sleeping next to him.
The FBI investigation into Weiner’s communication with a minor, which took place in 2016, had an unexpected impact on the presidential election. When investigators found some of Hillary Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s laptop, then-FBI Director James Comey announced in October 2016, two weeks before the election, that he would reopen an investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
As part of his plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Weiner is required to register as a sex offender. He is due to be sentenced on September 8.
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