It’s over! Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin are separating after the fallen politician’s latest sexting scandal. Abedin, 40 — a top aide to Hillary Clinton, who stuck by Weiner’s side after it was reported in 2011 that he sent sexually driven messages and photos to various women — released a statement to Us Weekly on Monday, August 29, confirming their split.
“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 shares Jordan Zain, 4, with Weiner — told Us. “During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
Meanwhile, The New York Post released a cover story Monday morning about Weiner’s alleged infidelity last summer. The outlet alleged that the former U.S. Representative, 51, sent photos of himself half-dressed, flaunting his stomach and his crotch, while the unidentified recipient sent back snapshots of herself wearing a variety of bikinis.
According to The Post, the other woman is a “self-avowed supporter of Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association who’s used Twitter to bash both President Obama and Clinton.”
Abedin has been working for the former first lady, 68, for nearly three decades. She was first employed by the now-Democratic presidential nominee in the ’90s as an intern. The potential first female POTUS vigorously supported Abedin when Weiner’s indiscretions were made public nearly five years ago.
According to the New York Times, Clinton — who memorably forgave her husband, Bill Clinton, after he strayed with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky during his tenure in the Oval Office — stood behind Abedin’s decision to remain married and work on the relationship with Weiner.
Weiner has yet to comment on Abedin’s statement.
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