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Autoplay Former Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin explained in a new interview why she stayed with ex-husband Anthony Weiner as long as she did, and what ultimately caused her to call it quits with the former congressman.
Abedin, who recently released her memoir "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds," sat down with CNN’s "State of the Union" in an interview that aired Sunday and revealed how she put up with Weiner’s sexting scandals until she no longer could. Weiner infamously resigned from Congress in 2011 after it became publicly known that he sent a lewd image to a woman and he admitted to doing the same with several others.
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Two years later when he was running for mayor of New York City, more pictures surfaced and he admitted to engaging in the same behavior at a press conference – with Abedin by his side.
"I didn’t think it was right for him to go out on his own because I had encouraged him to run," Abedin said. She explained that she and Weiner both worked hard to keep their marriage together after the first scandal, and that she did not understand why he had done what he did. New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend a news conference in New York, U.S. on July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo (Reuters) "I a hundred percent thought it was fixable when I encouraged him to run," Abedin said, admitting that the two had gone to therapy to work on their relationship.
Abedin also pointed to how she wanted to do what was best for her son, and how she was pregnant with him in 2011 when Weiner got in trouble the first time. HUMA ABEDIN ADMITS SHE IGNORED HILLARY CLINTON’S CALLS ON ANTHONY WEINER "I was going to do everything I could to have my son grow up in a household with two parents," she said. Huma Abedin is spotted grocery shopping with estranged husband, Anthony Weiner in New York City today. The pair who’ve reportedly split, but not divorced, seem still to be very civil with each other. Abedin recently dropped a bombshell from her new book, "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds" claiming that a Senator, who remains unnamed, assaulted her in the mid-2000’s while at his home in Washington, D.C.. Pictured: Huma Abedin,Anthony Weiner Ref: SPL5270175 271021 EXCLUSIVE Picture by: Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures USA: +1 310-525-5808 London: +44 (0)20 8126 1009 Berlin: +49 175 3764 166 email@example.com World Rights, No Poland Rights, No Portugal Rights, No Russia Rights In the end, however, it was her son’s well-being that led to her deciding to leave Weiner, after seeing an image of Weiner’s crotch that he had sent to a woman, with their son visible in the background, sleeping next to Weiner. The New York Post published the image in August 2016, […]