EXCLUSIVE: Is Anthony back home babysitting? Huma Abedin joins group of men for a cozy meal at upscale NYC eatery hours after disgraced husband is seen for first time since sex rehab
- The top Clinton aide enjoyed a meal at Il Cantinori on 10th Street in New York
- A diner in the trendy restaurant told DailyMail.com it looked like a 'cozy' meal
- At the end of the night, Abedin left alone and walked back to her apartment
- Earlier, Weiner was spotted on the New York streets with his young son, Jordan
- He was wearing a black jacket, olive khakis and a camouflage baseball cap
- Thursday morning Huma made the school run alone - without her wedding ring
- A report on Wednesday claimed Weiner is hoping Abedin calls off their divorce
- Abedin separated from her disgraced husband in August, after it was revealed he sent a picture of his crotch to another woman in his latest sexting scandal
Huma Abedin was spotted having dinner at a trendy Italian restaurant in Manhattan, just hours after her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner stepped out in public for the first time since his stint in rehab for sex addicts .
Hillary Clinton's top aide dined out at Il Cantinori on 10th Street on Thursday night with two male friends and another guest.
A diner told DailyMail.com Huma and her ensemble sat at a corner table and enjoyed a cheerful, cozy night out.
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Huma Abedin, fresh off her disgraced sex pest husband making his first outing in New York since leaving rehab, has stepped out for dinner in Manhattan
This menu shows what diners can choose from when they visit the trendy Manhattan restaurant
The restaurant's desert menu is also posted online, allowing people to pick out what they want ahead of time
Abedin then left the restaurant alone and strolled back home to her apartment.
The night out comes just hours after sex pest Weiner was seen for the first time since he returned from rehab with the hope of reconciling with his estranged wife.
The disgraced former politician checked into an exclusive all-male sex rehabilitation center in Tennessee last October, after it had been revealed was sending sexually charged texts to an underage girl.
But Weiner is back in New York City, and was spotted during a rare public outing on Thursday.
Abedin dined out at Il Cantinori on 10th Street with two male friends on Friday night. She is pictured walking home
The popular dining spot in located at 32 E 10th Street in downtown Manhattan
A diner told DailyMail.com Huma and her ensemble sat at a corner table and enjoyed a cheerful, cozy night out. The top Clinton aide is seen walking home after dinner
Abedin left the restaurant alone and strolled back home to her apartment
At the end of the night out Abedin went inside her apartment and shut the blinds to get some sleep
Anthony Weiner has been seen for the first time since he returned from rehab with the hope of reconciling with his estranged wife, Huma Abedin
The former congressman sported a black jacket and olive khakis as he strolled the streets of Manhattan with his young son.
He also had a camouflage cap pulled low across his face.
It came after it was reported the 52-year-old is hoping to rescue his relationship with Abedin.
Sources told the New York Post on Thursday that Weiner is hopeful that he will make amends with his wife.
Weiner was spotted in New York as he walked on the streets with his son, Jordan, on Thursday
Weiner was wearing a camouflage cap as he tried to blend in being out in public for a rare outing
The source said: 'Anthony did a month in rehab and is undergoing further outpatient treatment in New York. He and Huma continue to co-parent their son.
'He is spending a lot of time at their apartment, and lives the rest of the time with his mother.'
The source, however said that the divorce is still on: 'A reconciliation is very unlikely.'
Abedin herself was spotted leaving home to make the school run alone on Thursday morning - and the 40-year-old was not wearing her wedding ring.
The disgraced former congressman appeared to fake a smile when he spotted the photographer
Weiner has returned to New York after a stint in a rehab clinic to help battle his sexting issues
The political operative went without a coat on the unseasonably warm Manhattan morning, wearing only a royal blue dress, a patterned orange silk scarf, fishnet stockings and black pumps.
If Weiner is to convince Abedin to take him back, the incident that saw him land in rehab will not be the only embarrassing sexual misadventure she will have to forgive.
Weiner grudgingly resigned from his position in the US House of Representatives in 2011 when he accidentally tweeted a nude photo of himself that he meant to send to another woman. At the time, Weiner and Abedin had been married for less than a year.
Huma Abedin made the school run alone Thursday morning, the day after a new report said her estranged husband Anthony Weiner is hoping she'll call off their divorce
Abdein went without a coat on the unseasonably warm January morning in New York City
Then, as he was running for New York City mayor in 2013, more sexually explicit photos were leaked, which Weiner sent to a 22-year-old Indiana woman named Sydney Leathers.
For a while, Weiner was frontrunner, far ahead of Bill de Blasio.
But in July there came a dramatic development: screen shots of more sexting that Weiner sent under the alias 'Carlos Danger'.
That scandal effectively brought his comeback campaign to a stop.
Huma Abedin announced her separation from Anthony Weiner in August. Weiner is, however, still spending time with Abedin and their son, Jordan, in their Manhattan apartment
The divorce announcement came after it emerged that Weiner had sent a photo of his crotch to a woman while his son was next to him
The most recent scandal came happened this past August, when it was revealed that Weiner continued to sex other women. One of the photos obtained by the New York Post shows Weiner laying next to his son in one photo to sent to another woman.
That was the straw that broke the camel's back for Abedin, who immediately announced her separation from Weiner in the final months of Clinton's campaign.
'After long painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,' Abedin said in a statement at the time. 'Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what's best for our son, who is the light of our life.'
A few weeks later, DailyMail.com revealed that Weiner was sending sexually charged texts to an underage girl.
In September, DailyMail.com reveled that Weiner was having a sexual online relationship with a 15-year-old girl (left). Despite news of the months-long relationship, Weiner still spends time at his and Abedin's Manhattan apartment in Union Square (right)
Abedin and Clinton have reconciled their relationship following the FBI investigation that rocked Clinton's campaign just days before the election
DailyMail.com broke the story in September: Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with the teen during which she claimed he asked her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to engage in 'rape fantasies'.
The investigation prompted an FBI investigation, during which computers were seized and the discovery of emails led to the re-opening of an investigation into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just days before the election.
Investigators found thousands of emails related to the FBI's probe into Clinton's private email server while looking into Weiner's laptop.
Clinton and her husband Bill have since blamed FBI director James Comey's decision to launch the probe, just before the election, as one of the reasons she lost.
When another sexting scandal caused Weiner to resign from the New York mayoral race in 2013, Abedin stood by his side
Weiner kept a low profile following the shocking revelations in October.
During Weiner's 2013 mayoral race, he was caught sexting then-22-year-old Sydney Leathers (pictured above)
'I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgement about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent,' he told the DailyMail.com in a statement after his scandal broke.
'I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.'
He then checked himself into The Ranch, a 2,000-acre recovery facility near Nashville, Tennessee, in early October, where he was seen horseback riding. Stays at the facility cost up to $30,000 a month.
The New York Post previously reported that he cut short his rehabilitation for sex addiction at the ranch because he 'ran out of money'.
Abedin and Jordan spend the holiday season in the Hamptons, with her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin, and sister Heba Abedin. During the same time period, Weiner was seen wandering Manhattan alone.
Meanwhile, Abedin appears to have rebuilt her relationship with Clinton following the scandal.
The aide was spotted back at the Democrat's side last month in their first appearance together since the election.
They spent five hours inside the office before Abedin and an unidentified woman walked Clinton to a waiting vehicle and sent her on her way with a box of documents.
The lengthy meeting was an uncomfortable reminder of the final crisis to hit Clinton's campaign, and Huma's role in it. But the five-hour meeting shows that there is no bad blood between Clinton and Abedin over Weiner's role in the defeat.
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