Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner

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Following then-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s first sexting scandal back in 2011, many wondered if wife Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s right-hand woman — would stand by her husband. She stayed with him, prompting many to question the same thing following Weiner’s second sexting scandal, which broke during his 2013 mayoral run. Now, following the latest news that Weiner has still been sexting women he meets online — even sending photos with his son — Abedin has announced that the couple will be separating.

In a statement released on Monday morning, Abedin wrote: 

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. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.

The Cut will update this post as more details become available.