5 wives who stayed—and 5 who didn’t—after political sex scandals

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife reportedly plans to stand by her man after his social media scandal. Which other spouses decided to stick by their men?

Despite Weiner’s admission that he sent inappropriate messages to six women over the last couple of years (including some while the couple was married), many speculate that Huma will stand by her man.

Here are a few others who stood by their men—and a few who didn’t:


Silda Wall Spitzer. Not only did Silda Wall Spitzer stay with former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer after it was revealed he paid high-priced prostitutes for sex—she stood by him at the press conference. She has stayed with Spitzer but has remained private about her husband’s exploits.

Beth Elaine Allen. Bob Allen, the former Florida state congressman, joined a long line of anti-gay politicians who were caught in a super-gay dust-up. Allen’s came in 2007, when he was arrested after offering $20 to an undercover cop to perform fellatio on him. Allen was found guilty and sentenced to six months’ probation. His wife, Beth Elaine, stuck with him.

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