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EXC: Anthony Weiner seen for the first time since it emerged ex-wife Huma is dating Bradley Cooper

Anthony Weiner has been spotted in New York City just hours after news broke that his ex-wife Huma Abedin is reportedly dating Hollywood star Bradley Cooper.

The former US representative and convicted sex offender cut a simple figure with khaki short pants, sneakers and a green shirt as he enjoyed good weather on Wednesday. 

The 57-year-old disgraced New York congressman was snapped renting a Citibike. 

His outing in the Big Apple comes amid news that his ex-wife and Cooper are reportedly dating after being set up by Anna Wintour.

The rumored power couple have been seeing each other for several months in secret, according to Page Six, and even arrived at the Met Gala together in May before parting ways to keep their affair under wraps. 

Abedin, 46, formerly a top aide to Hillary Clinton, and Bradley, 47, are both good friends of the longtime Vogue editor, 72.

Weiner, whose sexting with a 15-year-old girl led to a conviction as sex offender, had remained out of the public eye for the most part in recent years. 

That changed last month, when he took to Twitter to promote his radio shows on 77 WABC, one of which he co-hosts with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.

Anthony Weiner was spotted in New York City just hours after news broke that his ex-wife Huma Abedin is reportedly dating Hollywood star Bradley Cooper

Anthony Weiner was spotted in New York City just hours after news broke that his ex-wife Huma Abedin is reportedly dating Hollywood star Bradley Cooper

The former US representative and convicted sex offender cut a simple figure with khaki short pants, sneakers and a green shirt

Weiner, 57

The former US representative and convicted sex offender cut a simple figure with khaki short pants, sneakers and a green shirt

He was seen enjoying the good weather in New York City

He was seen enjoying the good weather in New York City 

His outing Wednesday comes amid news that his ex-wife and Cooper are reportedly dating after being set up by Anna Wintour

His outing Wednesday comes amid news that his ex-wife and Cooper are reportedly dating after being set up by Anna Wintour

Weiner in Manhattan Wednesday

Disgraced New York US representative Weiner

The 57-year-old disgraced New York congressman was snapped renting a Citibike

Huma Abedin, 46, formerly a top aide to Hillary Clinton and ex-wife of the disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner

A-lister actor Bradley Cooper, 47, arriving at the Met Gala in 2022

Huma Abedin, 46, and Bradley, 47, are reportedly dating after being set up by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, 72

‘Anna definitely played matchmaker,’ a source told Page Six, ‘She’s BFFs with Bradley and adores Huma.’

‘Bradley has been quietly dating Huma for a few months now, [and] they’ve been keeping it really quiet,’ the insider said. 

The source added that Abedin has confided that she was in a relationship, but was keeping the identity of the ‘new man’ in her life from even them.

‘She didn’t say who it was. She was keeping it very close to her chest.’

The relationship with the A-list actor is a far cry from Abedin’s marriage to Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison in 2017 for sexting a minor. 

She wrote about the harrowing experience – which saw her caught in the middle of the media circus caused by her husband’s lurid behavior – in a 2021 memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds. In it she revealed that she didn’t lost her virginity till she was with Weiner at 32-years-old.

Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison in 2017 for sexting a minor.

Weiner

Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison in 2017 for sexting a minor

Weiner had remained out of the public eye for the most part in recent years

Weiner had remained out of the public eye for the most part in recent years

That changed last month, when he took to Twitter to promote his radio shows on 77 WABC, one of which he co-hosts with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa

That changed last month, when he took to Twitter to promote his radio shows on 77 WABC, one of which he co-hosts with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa

The disgraced former mayoral hopeful seemed poised to enjoy the good weather

Weiner rented a citibike

The disgraced former mayoral hopeful seemed poised to enjoy the good weather 

The former congressman had initially blamed the photo on a hack before admitting he sent the pic, and after running for mayor of New York City in 2013, Weiner admitted to sharing illicit photos with at least three women

The former congressman had initially blamed the photo on a hack before admitting he sent the pic, and after running for mayor of New York City in 2013, Weiner admitted to sharing illicit photos with at least three women

Then in 2016, a 15-year-old girl told DailyMail.com that Weiner had been sending sexually explicit messages to her for months

Then in 2016, a 15-year-old girl told DailyMail.com that Weiner had been sending sexually explicit messages to her for months

‘I had my heart broken, dragged out, stomped on, humiliated. I lived with shame, in shame, for so long,’ she told The Cut in a 2021 interview before the release of her memoir, ‘In hindsight, I was in extreme trauma.’

Abedin told The Cut that the memoir was Wintour’s idea, adding that the famously icy editor was one of her strongest sources of comfort, and came to her ‘rescue’ during the public turmoil caused by her husband, who she shares a 10-year-old son with.

‘Just being out and being with her, I just felt sort of normal and loved,’ she said.

‘Bradley is a big step up from Anthony Weiner, to say the very least,’ the inside source said.

who resigned in 2010 after he accidentally tweeted a picture of himself in his underwear. 

The former congressman had initially blamed the photo on a hack before admitting he sent the pic, and after running for mayor of New York City in 2013, Weiner admitted to sharing illicit photos with at least three women. 

Many were shocked – including his ex-wife, former Hilary Clinton aide Huma Abedin – to see that among the messages he sent to other women included a picture of his crotch while lying next to his sleeping, then-four-year-old son.  

Then in 2016, a 15-year-old girl told DailyMail.com that Weiner had been sending sexually explicit messages to her for months. 

Abedin with disgraced ex-husband Anthony Weiner. In a 2021 memoir, she wrote  'had my heart broken, dragged out, stomped on, humiliated,' during her their marriage

Abedin with disgraced ex-husband Anthony Weiner. In a 2021 memoir, she wrote  ‘had my heart broken, dragged out, stomped on, humiliated,’ during her their marriage

Bradley Cooper and Anna Wintour have reportedly been close friends for years. The Vogue editor is said to have set Bradley up with Abedin

Anna Wintour and Huma Abedin at an event in 2021. The pair are reportedly close friends

Bradley Cooper and Anna Wintour have reportedly been close friends for years (see together in 2015, left). Wintour and Abedin are also pals (seen together at event in 2021, right) 

Federal investigators confirmed he had been sexting the minor and watching her strip via Skype and Snapchat, leading to a conviction of 21 months in prison in 2017. 

The saga of Weiner’s downfall was heavily covered by the media, so many were quick to remember his story when they advised him to stay off Twitter. 

Abedin held a position as the backup to Clinton’s aide for several years before assuming the role as personal advisor during her US Senate campaign in 2000.

She served as Clinton’s close personal advisor – valued for her insight on the middle east – up through her failed 2016 presidential bid.

Abedin started dating Weiner – then a congressman – in 2007. The pair were married in 2010, and their son, Jordan, was born the next year.

They announced their plans to separate in 2016 following years of embarrassing and criminal sexual scandal from Weiner. They are reportedly still finalizing their divorce. 

Weiner resigned as a congressman following a series of sexting scandals

Weiner resigned as a congressman following a series of sexting scandals

Last month, the disgraced Democrat asked for advice on how best to stage a comeback, but nearly 65 percent of the more than 10,000 people who voted so far said he should stay out

Last month, the disgraced Democrat asked for advice on how best to stage a comeback, but nearly 65 percent of the more than 10,000 people who voted so far said he should stay out

Weiner had shocked the world with his constant sexting scandals, with one photo he shared depicting his crotch while lying next to his sleeping, then-four-year-old son

Weiner had shocked the world with his constant sexting scandals, with one photo he shared depicting his crotch while lying next to his sleeping, then-four-year-old son

The relationship is a change up for Cooper, too, whose love life has long been marked by relationships with and rumors about models, movie stars, and pop singers.

According to Page Six, Cooper was seeing singer and actress Dianna Agron before he broke it off and shacked up with Abedin.

‘Bradley broke up with Dianna Agron and started dating Huma,’ the insider said.

Previously, Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk – who appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition – for just over four years between 2015 and 2019. They have a five-year-old daughter together.

During his relationship with Shayk, rumors swirled that he and A Star is Born co-star Lady Gaga were having an affair when they were seen getting close on and off the set of the torridly intimate film. Both denied the rumors and insisted they were merely close friends. 

Before Shayk, Cooper was with model Suki Waterhouse for two years, and actress Zoe Saldana for two.

He dated fellow A-lister and Case 39 costar of Renee Zellweger following the breakup of his marriage to Jennifer Esposito.

He and Esposito’s marriage was short-lived – they were engaged in October 2006, and she filed for divorce in May 200

Cooper and Abedin’s previous love lives couldn’t be more different, the inside source felt that just like Wintour knows how to pick a dress, she can pick a couple too.

‘They are perfect for each other. They’re both into power and politics and human affairs,’ the source said.

Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk - who appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition - for just over four years between 2015 and 2019

Cooper dated Russian model Irina Shayk – who appeared on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition – for just over four years between 2015 and 2019

Cooper dated model Suki Waterhouse for two years

Cooper dated actress Zoe Saldana for two years

Cooper dated model Suki Waterhouse (left) for two years, and actress Zoe Saldana (right) for two

Cooper and Esposito's marriage was short-lived - they were engaged in October 2006, and she filed for divorce in May 2007

Cooper and Renee Zellweger reunited at the 2020 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The pair dated after the breakup of Cooper's marriage to Jennifer Esposito

Cooper and Esposito’s marriage was short-lived – they were engaged in October 2006, and she filed for divorce in May 2007. Cooper and Renee Zellweger reunited at the 2020 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The pair dated after the breakup of Cooper’s marriage to Jennifer Esposito

Cooper was raised outside of Philadelphia and was inspired to be an actor at an early age after his father introduced him to movies. He attended Villanova and Georgetown Universities, where he participated in theater programs. 

In 1999 he held a brief role in Sex and the City, and a year later travelled the world as a presenter with the travel series Globe Trekker.

His first major film appearance was in Wet Hot American Summer in 2001, and he held a recurring role in the television show Alias from until 2006.

Cooper held supporting roles in a number of comedies after Alias, and saw his breakthrough as a leading character in the blockbuster comedy The Hangover in 2009, a role which turned him into a household name.

He appeared in the highly acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, and received four academy awards from 2012 to 2014 for that film, American Hustle, and American Sniper.

In 2018 he wrote, directed and produced A Star is Born, which earned him three Oscar nominations and two Grammys.

A boon for Abedin, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2011. 

Anthony Weiner’s many misdeeds 

May, 2011 – While serving as a Democratic congressman from New York, Weiner was caught sending a sexually explicit photo of himself to a woman who was following him on his public Twitter account.

Weiner initially denied sending the photo for several days, but later held a press conference in which he admitted to sending it and others with ‘about’ six women over the previous three years.

June, 2011 – Another explicit photo of Weiner is leaked, leading to his resignation from Congress later at the end of June.

July, 2013 – While running for mayor of New York City during his return to politics, Weiner was caught sending explicit photos under the name Carlos Danger to 22-year-old Sydney Leatherse. 

Weiner admitted to sending photos again to at least three women in 2012. Despite calls that he drop out of the mayoral race, he held a press conference with Abedin at his side where he announced his plans to remain. 

He lost the election, earning just 4.9% of the vote.

August, 2016 – The New York Post reports that Weiner had sexted another woman, this time sending an explicit photo of himself while his young son was lying on the bed next to him. Weiner and Abedin announced their plans to separate the next day.

September, 2016 – Weiner is accused of sexting with a 15-year-old girl, and electronic devices – including his laptop – of his are seized in an investigation into the matter.

His laptop contained documents related to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Spurned by the discovery of those documents, FBI director James Comey decided to re-open the probe into the Clinton email scandal eleven days before the 2016 presidential election. Clinton said Comey’s decision was one of the reasons she lost the election to Donald Trump.

May, 2017 – Weiner surrenders to the FBI and agrees to a guilty plea for one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

September, 2017 – Weiner is sentenced to 21 months in prison, with three years of supervision following his release

November, 2017 – Weiner begins his prison term

February, 2017 – Weiner is released from prison three months early for good behavior and is checked in to a half-way house in the Bronx

May, 2019 – Weiner is released from the halfway house.

Weiner has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. 

 

 

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