When I saw the documentary “Weiner” about Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal and how he attempted to run for Mayor of NY, I cringed every time his wife Huma appeared on screen. She clearly didn’t want to be there. In fact, her body language screamed “get me out of this relationship.” There was a lot of eye rolling on her part as well as a great deal of physical distancing between her and her husband.You could see and feel the tension between them throughout the documentary.
In the above photo of her in the film, we see her at a group campaign staff meeting, discussing how to spin her husband’s debacle. As you can see, her arms are crossed and she looks disgusted. He body is tense. Eventually, she walks out of the room, leaving the group and Weiner to fend for themselves.
Whenever the two were seen on screen together, she often rolled her eyes, didn’t smile, looked sad, and appeared tense. Here you can see the tension in her face, especially in her jaw region. This photo above says it all. It says she is completely disgusted and turned off by her husband and at the time of the film, was just “standing by her man” mostly for political reasons.
But Abedin finally had enough when she found out that not only was her husband sexting again with other women, but he did in when he was in his bed, sleeping next to his son. The fact that this is now made public has humiliated Huma to the core of her being.
Her statement to the press was “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.“
Apparently, Weiner has been sexting a woman from January 2015 until now, when the woman revealed what he was doing- showing off his abs and his crotch, She revealed tghat they talked about sex.
In one message, Weiner wrote, “Someone just climbed into my bed.”He then texted the woman a photo showing him in his underwear with erect genitals, as his 5 year old son lay curled up next to him.
While it is one thing to cheat on his wife and sext, it becomes a whole different story when a child’s photo is taken and someone sexts a photo where the son is included . It shows that Weiner has no boundaries and extremely poor judgement.
So why did Anthony Weiner keep sexting women after his wife gave him a second chance? There many reasons: a. He has a compulsive sexting addiction. b. He has a need for attention with a variety of women. c. The desire to live in the danger zone on the razor’s edge and sext strangers who could potentially expose him is thrilling for him. d. He has such self loathe, that subconsciously he wants to sabotage his life. e. He’s in a loveless sexless, marriage where his wife is never there because she is at Hillary’s side as opposed to being with him. So this is his sexual outlet. f. He resents Huma and all the fame and public attention she has which is a constant reminder of the fame and public attention he no longer has. g. He knows that if Hillary should win, Huma will have a major position and that will make him feel even worse about himself. h. He is bored and has nothing else to do all day long. i. He is depressed and this is a distraction from how bad he feels about his life.
The bottom line is that subconsciously he wanted out of his marriage and finally got his wish. No doubt, Huma feels relieved that she is finally untangled from this Weiner mess. For her, this may be a blessing in disguise. While she may have wanted to dump him earlier, she followed in the footsteps of her mentor Hillary, who was equally as humiliated by her own husband Bill, for years. Like Hillary, Huma was determined to “stand by her man.”
What has happened to Huma has reawoken what happened to Hillary in the past, where people questioned why she didn’t leave Bill after he publicly humiliated her with so many alleged affairs.
But, in Huma’s case, she could no longer allow Weiner to humiliate her, especially when he included his son in his sexting. Even Donald Trump weighed in with support for Huma as he said,” She is probably better without him.”