The name “Huma Abedin” recently made headlines after she became romantically involved with Bradley Cooper. According to Page Six, the pair have been dating for several months after being introduced to their mutual friend Anna Wintour. Apparently, when she’s not editing Vogue, Wintour is putting iconic couples together — and this couple seems to be no exception.
“They’re a perfect match,” a source told the outlet. “They are both interested in power, politics and human affairs.” Indeed, Cooper has long made his political interests known. In 2016, as reported by the Independent, the actor received backlash for attending the Democratic National Convention. Howard Stern recently revealed that Cooper had agreed to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
Among the couples, however, Abedin has easily beaten Cooper in terms of political involvement. Her resume is peppered with high-level positions in Washington, and her current role continues to bring her close to the action.
Huma Abedin is an advisor to Hillary Clinton
Huma Abedin has worked in politics for most of her adult life. According to Newsweek, she grew up in Saudi Arabia and moved to the United States in 1993. Three years later, she began an internship with Hillary Clinton — and has stayed at the former Secretary of State’s side ever since.
Abedin is currently Clinton’s chief of staff and has long served as her adviser. In 2021, Clinton shared a heartwarming shout out to Abedin on her Instagram, writing, “I’ve known @HumaAbedin for 25 years counting and I can’t imagine that time without her.” Clinton’s post also included a plug for Abedin’s recent memoir.” Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds”.
The book was filled with reflections on Abedin’s fascinating life story, which included a marriage to a controversial political figure, Anthony Weiner. In fact, many emails between Abedin and Clinton were found on Weiner’s confiscated laptop, fueling suspicion surrounding Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview with CBC, Abedin admitted that she had long blamed herself for Clinton’s loss to Donald J. Trump. Though Bradley Cooper is an undeniable A-lister, it’s hard to imagine this new relationship surpassing this level of controversy.
Bradley Cooper isn’t her first high-profile relationship
Before she was linked to Bradley Cooper, Huma Abedin was married to Anthony Weiner, a congressman who resigned after a sexting scandal disgraced. The couple began dating in 2001, according to The Guardian, and got engaged in 2009. “He was my first love and my greatest soulmate,” she told the outlet. “Then everything exploded. He not only broke my heart, he ripped it out and stepped on it over and over again.”
Though she stayed by Weiner’s side after the initial incident, they eventually divorced in 2016 after a leaked lewd photo of Weiner had the couple’s sleeping child in the background. In her new book (via Today), Abedin shared that the photo led to them being investigated by child protection services. According to CBC, Weiner’s laptop was searched in connection with a sexting investigation, which found Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Luckily, her recent relationship with Cooper seems to show her heart the love it deserves. According to a source for People, the actor is “fascinated by her.” They added, “They are both serious people who are dedicated to their jobs and doing the right thing.”