This is one odd soon-to-be ex-couple.
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin sat elbow to elbow whispering to each other during their first divorce hearing Wednesday — then left together in a chauffeur-driven car.
Abedin, whose husband will be sentenced later this month for sexting with a minor, smiled as she stood next to the disgraced ex-congressman in the courthouse elevator, even though she’s filed a contested divorce proceeding against him.
And Weiner seemingly couldn’t be happier.
“Feeling OK, Anthony?” a reporter asked.
“Thank you, yes. Bless you guys,” the repeat sext-offender, who once went by the online moniker Carlos Danger, said on his way into Manhattan Supreme Court.
Justice Michael Katz said he was “glad to hear” that Weiner and Abedin “would like to resolve this amicably.”
“I certainly would encourage you to try to work out a plan together with your attorneys’ assistance,” Katz said. “It certainly would be better for your son if you could do that. It would save you a lot of stress.
“Hopefully the financials can be worked out amicably as well,” the judge added.
Abedin finally filed for divorce in May just hours after Weiner tearfully pleaded guilty to sexting with the underage girl.
His sexting addiction first surfaced in 2011 when pictures of his crotch leaked onto the internet — ultimately leading him to resign from Congress.
Abedin first separated from her husband in August 2016 after The Post published yet another crotch shot — this time with the couple’s toddler son in the picture.
Jordan Zain Weiner is now 5.
Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, is trying to avoid further public humiliation by asking the judge to seal her divorce case. Her attorney introduced her well-known client to the judge.
“Amy Donehower for plaintiff, who’s anonymous,” the attorney said.
Abedin, dressed in a black skirt suit paired with polka dot stiletto heels, had just been photographed by the press in the courtroom hallway.
Yet she and her husband are still asking the judge to approve a special Anonymous versus Anonymous caption to make their divorce harder to follow.
“We’ve made a motion to keep this case confidential,” Donehower said, adding that she wished to bar the press and public from future appearances.
“Because there is a child involved, we’d like to keep these proceedings secret to the extent your honor will allow,” she added.
The judge was skeptical of the request.
“I appreciate the parties’ request to keep this as quiet as possible, but as a practical matter, it does not appear to me that despite your attempt to have this be anonymous, it’s particularly anonymous,” the judge deadpanned.
He said he would rule on the matter in the coming days, but noted that there was a “high standard” for closing the courtroom.
Weiner and Abedin moved seats to sit next to each other while their attorneys met with the judge behind closed doors to discuss a schedule for the case.
They declined to comment after the 30-minute proceeding, but walked down the courthouse steps together to an awaiting SUV.
Their bid for anonymity outside the courthouse was dashed as a passerby shouted, “Anthony Weiner, what’s up?”
The ex-congressman ignored the question while opening the car’s back door for his soon-to-be ex-wife, and then sliding in next to her.
Source : https://nypost.com/2017/09/13/huma-abedin-and-anthony-weiner-show-up-at-divorce-court/