New York, May 29 : A New Yorker with mayoral ambitions is dating a Muslim aide of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Anthony Weiner is dating Michigan-born Muslim Huma Abedin.
The 43-year-old admitted during a meeting with the Daily News Editorial Board Wednesday that he and Abedin were an item, but refused to divulge further details.
Abedin recently graced a Vogue photo spread, and is seen as a nice catch for the skinny Weiner from Brooklyn.
When asked what does Clinton think of him romancing her right-hand woman?
"Haven't talked to her about it," Weiner replied.
Nor would Weiner say what his Jewish mom thinks of his stunning sweetheart. "It's not something I want to talk about," he said.
A friend of the couple said Weiner and the 32-year-old Abedin are something special.
"They're just two people that you would never imagine together but they're perfect together," said the friend, who asked not to be named. "It lends credence to the old saying that opposites attract."
There was no comment from Abedin, the daughter of an Indian expert on Islam and a Pakistani professor mother.