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Huma Abedin just can’t seem to live down the humiliation of being married to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The documentary “Weiner” hits theaters Friday and while it was intended to capture his rise from the ashes after being forced to resign from Congress in 2011 following a sexting scandal, the movie instead documented the merciful end to his political career as he got busted for more lewd online behavior.
Behavior that exposed Weiner’s comical alter ego “Carlos Danger.”
Weiner’s ill-fated 2013 mayoral campaign was supposed to be an inspiring comeback, but it proved to be just another chapter of humiliation for Huma … and the cameras where there to capture her reaction to it all.
The New York Post described how Abedin “grimly” stood by her man:
Though she never raises her voice — the filmmakers often give us subtitles — her body language speaks volumes.
At a press conference announcing Weiner’s run for mayor, Abedin looks straight at him while she mentions his “horrible mistakes.” But when she says, “I love him, I believe in him, I have forgiven him,” she looks everywhere but at her husband.
We see them in the living room of their Park Avenue South apartment, as she watches him play with their toddler son, Jordan. But there’s no joy in her eyes, no hint of a smile. She may as well be thinking, “What will Anthony do next — drop him?”
The greatest mystery here may be why Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton and current vice chairwoman of her presidential campaign, stayed with Weiner. The improbable marriage — Weiner is Jewsish and Huma is a Muslim — did result in a child, but the son was born after the first sexting scandal.
Here’s a video clip of the upcoming documentary:
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