In the midst of a scandal that has been the topic of headlines and late night talk show jokes, New York congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin are reportedly set to make a big announcement: They’re expecting their first child!
The news comes courtesy of the New York Times, which reports that three different sources close to the pair have indicated that Ms. Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the “early stages” of pregnancy.
It was just days ago that Mr. Weiner admitted to a “terrible mistake,” saying that he’s been having inappropriate communications with several women online. The story broke when he accidentally posted a photo of his boxer-clad crotch on his Twitter feed – apparently he’d meant to send it as a direct message instead. Though he initially claimed his account had been hacked, Mr. Weiner later held a press conference to confess the truth.
“This was a very dumb thing to do. [It was] a destructive thing to do. The picture was of me and I sent it,” he said, continuing, “I haven’t told the truth. I have done things I deeply regret. I apologize to my wife and our families. I’m deeply ashamed.”
Though Ms. Abedin has yet to comment, her husband insisted that the pair “have no intention of splitting up,” saying, “I love my wife very much. We’ve been through a great deal together and will weather this.”