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Huma Abedin and Alex Soros Announce Engagement: 'Couldn't Be Happier'

Huma Abedin and Alex Soros Announce Engagement: ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’
Alex Soros and Huma Abedin, who met through a mutual friend in fall 2023, announced their engagement on July 10. SAUL LOEB, AFP via Getty Images

Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s former longtime aide, and Alex Soros, son of billionaire political activist George Soros, are getting married.

The couple announced their engagement Wednesday on Instagram with a photo of Soros, 38, getting down on one knee in front of 47-year-old Abedin in a scenic location. Their caption read, “this happened…we couldn’t be happier, more grateful, or more in love.”

According to Vogue, Soros proposed to Abedin in May at home in New York City before they headed to Italy for a formal celebration. The happy couple told the magazine they’d met in fall 2023 at a mutual friend’s birthday party.

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for the couple for comment.

Abedin, an MSNBC contributor and author of the 2021 memoir “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,” was promoted to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign vice chair almost two decades after she started working with the then-first lady. She was married to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner from 2010 to 2017.

Abedin filed for divorce after the disgraced congressman pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor in May 2017. He served 18 months in federal prison for the charge. They have one child together, 12-year-old Jordan.

After a decade of declining to comment on Weiner’s infidelity and felony and dodging paparazzi, Abedin told USA TODAY in 2021 that she was ready to take back her life. “I walked with so much shame for so long and I really wanted to take the power away from that,” she said. “This is clearing the slate. I have nothing to hide.”

Abedin was also caught in an FBI investigation into emails containing classified information that Clinton sent while using a private server when she was secretary of state.

Last year, Soros took over his father’s $25 billion empire – per the Wall Street Journal – and is the chair of Open Society Foundations, which awards grants to groups that “promote democratic principles, human rights, and justice,” according to its website.

Contributing: Susan Page

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Huma Abedin and Alex Soros are engaged: ‘Couldn’t be happier’

Source: USA TODAY, Vogue, Wall Street Journal