Huma Abedin is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.
The Clinton campaign manager released a statement on Monday morning just hours after the New York Post reported that Weiner had been sending lewd texts to another woman behind her back, marking the third time he had been caught in the act in the past five years.
Making matters worse, one of the pictures was of Weiner showcasing his manhood in a pair of boxer briefs while the couple’s four-year-old son Jordan lay asleep next to him in bed.
‘After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,’ said Abedin in a statement.
‘Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy. ‘
After releasing the statement, she didn’t attend any of Hillary’s fundraising events in the Hamptons.
A source close to the family told CNN Abedin is ‘furious and sickened’ by the picture of Weiner in his underwear lying next to her son.
Abedin was seen smiling in the Hamptons on Sunday evening just before news of her husband’s latest sexting scandal broke.
Photos taken of the political staffer show her in high spirits at around 7pm as she and boss Hillary Clinton headed off to a fundraising event at the beachfront home of Marcia Riklis after a very lucrative weekend during which the campaign raised millions.
Later that evening, Clinton was photographed as she departed Riklis’ home and got into her waiting van. Moments before a dejected looking Abedin was also photographed as she exited the event.
Clinton looked stern and serious as she spoke with Riklis while exiting the home, and immediately got on her phone once inside the van.
Weiner has kept quiet since the scandal broke on Sunday night, and on Monday morning deleted his twitter account.
In other texts allegedly sent to the unnamed woman, a brunette divorcee, Weiner spoke about being ‘horny as f***’ and sent a variety of emojis that were sexual in nature.
He also reportedly admitted to masturbating while thinking about the woman in a text, allegedly calling her a ‘fantasy chick.’
The most damning of the snaps though is Weiner laying in bed wearing nothing but his boxer briefs while his five-year-old son with Abedin, Jordan, sleeps next to him.
‘Someone just climbed into my bed,’ Weiner allegedly wrote to the woman before sending the photo, which clearly showed the outline of his manhood.
She responded by writing back: ‘You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??’
The photo was sent shortly after 3am on July 31, 2015 from Weiner, who reportedly grew concerned moments later thinking that he may have publicly posted the photo.
‘Ooooooh . . . I was scared. For half a second I thought I posted something. Stop looking at my crotch,’ Weiner reportedly wrote back to the brunette beauty, who is a Trump supporter.
Weiner also talked about the size of his manhood frequently in conversations with the woman, at one point saying: ‘Id [sic] put someone’s eye out with this thing. #Overdue.’
That text came following a workout, which Weiner reportedly said left him ‘raging.’
Politico reports however that that Weiner and Abedin have been estranged for the past year.
The news broke as Abedin was with her family and son Jordan in the Hamptons on a working weekend trip Weiner was not invited to attend.
‘It’s a difficult day but she’ll get through it,’ said one of Abedin’s close friends.
A fellow Clinton staffer also said that Abedin will make it through this touch time, adding: ‘Anything that ensures he’s no longer around is good news.
In addition to the damage this latest scandal has done to his marriage, it is also causing professional problems for Weiner.
It was announced on Monday that both New York 1 and the New York Daily News were parting ways with the serial sexter.
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