Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal: How Can His Wife Forgive Him?

Huma Abedin stands by and speaks up for her man amid the controversy.
2:57 | 07/24/13

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Next up, what could be the ultimate stand by your man moment. Huma aberdeen, says she loves her husband. Linsey davis with more on that decision. This was her first press conference ever. Reporter: She said she was nervous. And she had written some notes to read from. And this morning, abc news has the learned from a source inside of her circle of friends that people are shocked she is digging in. And tells her, this is no longer a good idea. But for now, she continues to play the role of tood wife. The woman who once kept her private life private, now going very public. It's the ultimate case of stand di your man. Anthony ease's made horrible mista mistakes. But I believe that's between us. Reporter: Huma abedin, not just standing alongside, but standing in defense of her husband, disgraced former congressman, anthony weiner, on the same day he admitted he was involved in another sexting incident, as recently as last summer. I said other texts and photos were likely to come out. And today, they have. Reporter: Weiner spoke out to a gossip website's posting of text that he allegedly shared with a 22-year-old woman. They were apparently sent months ago, after weiner resigned from congress in 2011. I made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. That was a decision I made for me, for our son and for our family. I love him. I have forgiven him. I believe in him. And as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. Reporter: Abedin's comments igniting a firestorm on twitter. Countless women expressing outrage aerocurious if I why she's chosen to forgive weiner so many times. Powerful women in particular take men back because they know it's hard to find a man who is not going to do something that is going to disappoint. And they want to keep their family stable. Reporter: In the past, abedin's admitted she sought relationship advice from long-time friend and boss, hillary clinton, a woman who knows a thing or two about public scandal. While she won't divulge the conversations, many wonder if her reasons for staying are politically motivated. She was saying, I'm the one that's most hurt by this. I've gotten past it. Maybe you should, too. He screen shots of the messages alleged to be from weiner date back to last august. He was reportedly using the handle, carlos danger. She is saying, I gave him a second chance. She is hoping new yorkers will give him a second chance. The past, tha worked for politicians. But we don't know on this one yet. That's asking a lot. Turning to a different story

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