NEW YORK (Reuters)—The congressman who resigned in disgrace after accidentally tweeting a picture of himself in his underwear is now the father of a baby boy, the New York Post reported on Thursday.
Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, and his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are the parents of Jordan Zane Weiner, who was born on Wednesday, weighing just over 7 pounds/(3.2 kg), the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources close to the family.
At first Weiner denied he sent it and claimed his account was hacked but later acknowledged having flirtatious relationships with numerous women over the Internet.
Later it became known Abedin was pregnant while her husband was sending lewd pictures of himself to other women online.
Weiner's congressional seat, long held by the Democrats, was won by Republican Bob Turner in a special election in September.
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Bill Trott)