Asked by The Associated Press about all the time he’s spending on the road campaigning for Clinton, the 43-year-old bachelor said, “It’s largely because I’m dating Huma.”
The whispers have been around for months, but until yesterday Weiner ducked questions about Abedin, saying his personal life was off limits.
Though she posed recently for a glamorous photo spread in Vogue, Abedin, 32, is famously press-shy.
The New York Observer, in a long profile last year, called her “a sort of mythical figure” who never has a hair out of place or a wrinkle in her Prada suit and can hush a crowd of rambunctious reporters with a single look.
“I think there’s some dispute as to whether Huma’s actually human or not,” an admiring Weiner said then.
She landed an internship in the First Lady’s office in 1996 and quickly become her indispensable right hand.
These days, she rarely leaves the senator’s side – and Weiner rarely leaves hers.
As to the hectic pace of a presidential campaign, he conceded, “It’s not a great environment to forge a relationship.”
By Helen Kennedy for the Daily News for www.nydailynews.com