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Clinton's top aide is officially dumping her husband Anthony Weiner

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Huma Abedin is no longer standing by her man.

The top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is separating from her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, she said in a statement on Monday.

Her statement follows a New York Post report alleging Weiner was once again sending copious sexual text messages and photos to another woman.  Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 following similar revelations. 

Here's Abedin's full statement on her separation from Weiner. 

After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.
Huma Abedin, in a statement

Although many high-profile male politicians have cheated on their wives, it's unusual to see the couple separate because of it.

Indeed, Abedin decided to stick with Weiner after the original sexting scandal broke in 2011 -- and again when more photos of explicit text messages to other women were released in 2013.

Weiner's Wife, Huma, Says She's Forgiven Him

"I have forgiven him, I believe in him," she said in 2013. "We are moving forward."

Other wives to high-profile political men have also chosen to stay with their husbands after revelations of infidelity.

Jackie Onassis famously stayed with former President John F. Kennedy despite his multiple reported affairs, including one with Marilyn Monroe. Silda Spitzer stayed with disgraced former New York Mayor Eliot Spitzer after his involvement with a high-priced prostitute in 2008.

And of course, Abedin's boss Hillary Clinton has stuck with her husband Bill, despite his "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky. 

The latest allegations of infidelity against Weiner were particularly gross. 

According to the New York Post, Weiner sent a photo to an unnamed woman showing him lying in bed in his boxers next to his son.


"You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic?" the woman reportedly wrote.

Weiner told the Post they had been friends "for some time."

Here's the offending photo.

After the Post's story was published, Weiner promptly deactivated his Twitter account. 

It's not the only thing that will become inactive after the latest scandal -- The New York Daily News said on Monday that it would no longer run columns by Weiner, according to the Daily Beast.

Weiner had been writing regular columns for the paper since 2014. 


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