The Weinergate story has taken a much more serious turn today as The New York Times reports Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
The story broke on The Times’ “City Room” blog by writers Michael Barbaro and Ashley Parker who cite three sources close to the couple who claim she is in the early stages of pregnancy. Weiner and Abedin had reportedly shared the news with close friends and family prior to the media explosion over Weiner’s bulging crotch Twitter photo and his eventual confession that he has had explicit communication with at least six women he met online.
Huma left the country Wednesday along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for whom she serves as deputy chief of staff, to Northern Africa. There has been no official comment from either Weiner or his wife about the pregnancy, and to be honest, I can’t imagine a much better place for the shy Abedin to be during all of this than Northern Africa.
To see lots of photos of Huma Abedin and get a little background info on her, be sure to check out our Huma photo post HERE.