According to a report by The New York Post, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has invited estranged husband and newly-minted sex offender Anthony Weiner to move back into the couple’s Manhattan apartment. The move comes less than two weeks after Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, charges that stemmed from a months-long sexting relationship the disgraced politician carried on with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl. On the same day Weiner, 52, appeared in court to enter his guilty plea, an appearance during which he broke down in tears and admitted “I have a sickness,” Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in Manhattan Superior Court. The two had been separated since last August when evidence of another sexting relationship surfaced — prior to news of the sexting relationship with the 15-year-old girl emerging — in the late stages of the presidential election.
However, since filing, the Post reports, citing a source close to Abedin and Weiner, Abedin has not yet served Weiner with the divorce papers. Weiner, whose life has been in a downward spiral since his latest transgressions surfaced, had reportedly been sleeping on the couch at his mother’s house in Brooklyn, New York. The couple had been sharing an apartment, but the lease was about to expire — until Abedin, 41, signed on for another year, and invited Weiner back into the home.
While many may find the decision to reconcile bewildering, a friend of the two that the Post spoke with said the choice has to do with raising their young son. “Huma is worried about her son,” the friend reportedly said. “That’s her priority, and Anthony plays a very strong role in raising him.” Indeed, Weiner, who had been the boy’s primary caretaker, was spotted leaving the apartment on Tuesday with their 5-year-old son.
Still, the arrangement could be very short-lived. Weiner is set to be sentenced on September 8 and is facing as much as 27 months in prison.
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