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07/25/2013 05:08 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2013

Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner's Wife, Isn't The First To Stand By Her Man

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The one thing perhaps more surprising than New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's admission that his sexting continued past his 2011 resignation from Congress? The fact that his wife, long-time Hilary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, would stand by his side.

"Anthony has made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after," Abedin said at a press conference Tuesday. "But I do strongly believe that that is between us and our marriage. We discussed all of this before Anthony decided to run for mayor."

She added, "I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward."

Abedin -- who penned a longer defense of her husband for Harper's Bazaar prior to this latest revelation -- is hardly the first political wife forced to decide if she would stand by her husband in the wake of a sex scandal.

Click through the slides below to see which political wives stood by their husbands' side at press conferences, and who stood aside and let their spouse face the press and public alone.

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