NEW YORK — After six years of marriage, numerous indiscretions that became public and a stint in therapy, scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner is getting the boot from his wife Huma Abedin.
The announcement comes after a report surfaced in the New York Post Monday where Weiner allegedly exchanged sexual photos with another woman online.
The online relationship, which it’s not the first to get him in hot water, is said to have started last January.
Among the raunchy messages and shirtless selfies, Weiner allegedly sent a photo to the mystery woman of his crotch where his toddler son is sleeping right next to him.
Abedin released a statement early Monday, announcing the split saying, “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.”
She added that she and Weiner will continue to be devoted to their son.
Many sympathized with Abedin outside the couple’s Union Square apartment where Weiner hasn’t been seen since the photos emerged.
The fallout for the disgraced congressman, who was caught up in the same scandal twice before, has been swift and furious.
In addition to the ending of his marriage, NY1 who uses him as a contributor has dropped him “indefinitely” while the New York Daily News announced early Monday they will no longer run his columns.
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton who has employed Abedin for years as a top aide, has stayed mum on the controversy.
It’s unclear how much, if any, the Clinton team was involved in Huma’s announcement.
Back in 2013, when rumors started surfacing that Clinton was planning a run for president, her team reportedly urged her top aid to leave Anthony Weiner.
Clinton’s opponent in the upcoming 2016 election Donald Trump is sounding off on the controversy.
Releasing a statement, saying Huma made the right decision to leave Weiner.
He also proceeded to attacking her boss Clinton, calling her “careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information.”