Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Separate Following His Latest Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin
Anthony Weiner, left, and Huma Abedin arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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.”

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner listens as his wife, Huma Abedin, speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. The former congressman says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman. AP Photo/Kathy Willens

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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