I have avoided discussing New York Rep. Anthony Weiner explicit photo and message scandal but there is a new twist to the story that caught my eye. The New York Times and other media companies are reporting that Rep. Weiner’s wife, who works for the state department, is pregnant.
“Huma Abedin, 35, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who married the congressman a year ago, is in the early stages of pregnancy with the couple’s first child, the New York Times reported, citing three unnamed people with knowledge of the situation.”
“Weiner, 46, has admitted sending explicit photos and messages via the Internet to about a half-dozen women over the past three years. He vowed at a news conference on Monday to remain in office, and one lawmaker who spoke to him on Wednesday said Weiner indicated he still hopes to ride out the furor and remain in Congress. That lawmaker spoke on condition of anonymity, saying it was a private conversation.”
“But the appearance of a photo of a man’s genitals added yet another aspect to what appears to be a sex scandal without actual sex in the age of social media. According to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, Weiner sent the picture of himself to one of the women with whom he corresponded online.”
“The Associated Press has not been able to independently confirm that the photo is of Weiner. On Wednesday, spokeswoman Risa B. Heller noted in a statement that Weiner had said at a news conference on Monday that he “has sent explicit photos. To reiterate, he has never met any of these women or had physical contact with them.”
So my questions are these:
Does it make it worse that his wife is reportedly pregnant or that doesn’t really change things?
Do you think it’s cheating if he he’s never touched or met the women he sent the messages to?
Are sending sexy photos, texts, comments or tweets deal breakers in a marriage? Would you walk out? What if you were pregnant?
– Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, ajc.com Momania. Follow me on Twitter and read what I am reading each day. Great stories on family health, family fun, parenting, fashion, stars, and more. Click on the right-hand column to check out links to stories that will interest you. )