In summer 2012, People magazine was the first to get an interview with New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner (D) after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal.
"Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin (joined by baby son Jordan) were the picture of a family tested, but healed and happy again, with Anthony's sexting habit kicked," People recalls in a new article remembering its exclusive. "Now, he tells a very different version of What I Did Last Summer, calling it 'a rough time in our marriage.'"
The article is a then-and-now look at Weiner since the interview, examining how Weiner has essentially gone from what was supposed to be a rehabilitated cyber sex addict to a guy who never really changed.
From the article:
THEN: The Best Husband
Weiner said in the July 2012 interview that he went through therapy around the time of his June 16, 2011 resignation from Congress – "It was early on: May, June. When this all was going down." He emphasized that he was diligent about behaving. "Every day since this has happened, I've tried to become a better person, a husband that Huma deserves and as good a father as I can be. And I've explored every way to try to do those things and I'm committed to continuing on that path." ...
NOW: It Was a Rough Time
Weiner, who is running for the Democratic nomination in New York City's mayoral race, told Tuesday's press conference that his sexting continued well past PEOPLE's July 2012 story – at least into that August. And, according to one recipient of his lewd messages and photos, reportedly as late as November 2012.