Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin have called of their divorce, TMZ reports.
According to the site, Abedin was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, January 10, for a divorce hearing, but her attorney appeared in her place to present documents signed by both parties to close the case.
“In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately,” Abedin’s attorney, Charles Miller, told TMZ.
Abedin announced that the couple was separating in August 2016 after the former congressman admitted to sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life,” Abedin, who was a senior aide to Hillary Clinton in 2016, told Us in a statement at the time. “During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
In September 2017, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty months earlier to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor, a felony that carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. The former politician reported to jail to begin his sentence in early November.
Earlier in September, Weiner, who shares son Jordan, 6, with Abedin, had written a letter to the presiding judge expressing his regret. “I have endangered the wellbeing of a 15-year-old girl who reached out to me on the internet,” he wrote, via the New York Times. “My continued acting out over [the] years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage. I am so deeply sorry for the harm I have done to her, and I live with the sorrow that I will never be able to fix that.”
Abedin had previously stood by her husband in 2011 after it was reported that he sent sexually driven messages and photos to various women.
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