The break up announcement comes shortly after the New York Post published sexual photographs that he had exchanged with another woman.
Abedin issued a statement saying, "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."
Presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in his two cents on the matter shortly after Abedin's announcement. In a completely inappropriate statement, Trump used Abedin's decision to leave her cheating husband to deride his rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump avowed that Weiner's behavior was a direct reflection of Clinton's "bad judgement." Trump called Clinton "careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information" and further supported Abedin by saying that "she will be far better off without him."
Nearly three weeks after a male college student catfished Anthony Weiner into flirting with him, the disgraced former New York congressman is embroiled in yet another texting scandal.
However, this time around, Weiner’s young son also features in one of the lewd photos.
The New York Post reports the former New York mayoral candidate sent explicit photos to a woman on July 31, 2015, around the same time when his wife, Huma Abedin, was busy campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
The paper also published the photos and screenshots of the texts.
In one of the raunchy selfies, Weiner can be seen in the bed with his 4-year-old son sleeping next to him.
Weiner has admitted to the Post that he and the woman "have been friends for some time," but they had never met. He added their conversations were “private” and “always appropriate."
This scandal is in fact the fourth time in nearly five years Weiner has found himself caught in such a situation.
The last one emerged just a couple of weeks ago when a male college student posed as a woman to flirt with Weiner, and he responded.
In May 2011, Weiner was accused of sending sexually explicit photograph of himself via his Twitter account to a female follower. A month later he had to resign from Congress, citing “personal mistakes” as the reason.
In 2013, while Weiner was running for mayor of New York City, it was revealed that the disgraced ex-congressman used to sext with various women, using Internet handle “Carlos Danger.” He again admitted to sending the messages, saying it was after he resigned from Congress.
After all the aforementioned controversies, Abedin forgave Weiner, saying while her husband made some "horrible mistakes,” she was sticking with him.