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'People don't feel sorry for us': Huma Abedin opens up about special bond with Georgina Chapman over public humiliations and a lack of sympathy from people who think they are 'rich, thin and beautiful'

  • Huma Abedin is opening up about her relationship with Georgina Chapman in the June issue of Vogue 
  • The aide to Hillary Clinton said the two bonded in a number of ways, including how they were both very publicly humiliated by their husbands 
  • 'People don’t feel sorry for us; you don’t get empathy. People think you’re beautiful, you’re thin, you’re rich, you’re photographed ,' said Abedin
  • Abedin also praised Chapman as an incredible mother while revealing their sons brought them together as well, with their frequent play dates
  • 'There’s nothing entitled about her. You believe she is someone who works really hard at being a good and present mom, and doing her job well' said Abedin 
  • Abedin grew close to Chapman because she and estranged husband Harvey Weinstein were big Clinton donors

Georgina Chapman is speaking out for the first time since her now-estranged husband Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault and harassment by over 100 women.

In the June issue of Vogue, the Marchesa creative director talks about her life in the wake of Weinstein's scandal, and the friends who have supported her over the very difficult past eight months.

Among those friends is Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin, who spoke with the magazine about Chapman.

Abedin said the two grew close for a number of reasons, including the fact that they were both publicly cuckqueaned by their husbands many, many times.

'We just . . . bonded,' said Abedin.

'In all kinds of ways.'  

Huma Abedin
Georgina Chapman

Gotta have friends: Huma Abedin (left at the Met Gala on Monday) is opening up about her relationship with Georgina Chapman (right in October) in the June issue of Vogue

Estranger things: The aide to Hillary Clinton said the two bonded in a number of ways, including how they were both very publicly humiliated by their husbands (Chapman and estranged husband Harvey Weinstein above in 2014) 

Estranger things: The aide to Hillary Clinton said the two bonded in a number of ways, including how they were both very publicly humiliated by their husbands (Chapman and estranged husband Harvey Weinstein above in 2014) 

The two had known one another for years due to Chapman's involvement in the Hillary Clinton campaign, and her son Dashiell,5, would have plays dates with Abedin's son Jordan, who is the same age.

Abedin then addressed the most well-known similarity between the women – their predatory husbands.

Weinstein is facing possible criminal charges for the alleged rape and assault of multiple women while Weiner is serving time on charges that stem from his sexual exchanges with an underage minor online. 

The FBI learned of Weiner's unlawful actions after celebrityrave.com exclusively revealed that the disgraced politician had been exchanging sexually-charge messages with a 15-year-old high school student for close to three months.

'This particular club, ironically, it’s not such a small one: women who have had to endure it in such a public way, women like Georgina and me,' explained Abedin of their husbands' misconduct.

'People don’t feel sorry for us; you don’t get that empathy. People think you’re beautiful, you’re thin, you’re rich, you’re photographed on the red carpet, and you get stuck in this category.'

She added: 'There’s so much more depth beyond all that with Georgina.'

Abedin also noted that while Chapman may look flawless most of the time, she is more concerned with her kids and making a happy home than keeping up her appearance – or apperances.

'You look at her from the outside, if you don’t know her, and you think, “She’s perfect. She could be a model for the clothes she designs,”' says Abedin. 

'But when you go to the house, she opens the door without any makeup on, and she’s stunning, and she’s funny and goofy with her children—who are clearly the most important people in her life.'

Abedin continued: 'She’s at the stove making chicken fingers and French fries, and she’s one of the realest people I know. There’s nothing entitled about her. You believe she is someone who works really hard at being a good and present mom, and doing her job really well.'

The two women are now both single mothers with full-time jobs, although Chapman is thinking about getting out of the spotlight and moving to a farm upstate.

Abedin seems intent on staying in New York City however, where on Monday night she attended the annual Met Gala.

 Chap,man did not attend as she is still laying low, but she was still the talk of the town later in the evening after Scarlett Johansson became the first star to wear a Marchesa gown since the Weinstein scandal. 

 

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