NEW YORK — Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is back in the news again – for the same behavior that got him in trouble the first time – and his wife said they’re separating.
Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, the vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Abedin said in a statement that she and Weiner would separate.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin said in the statement. “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.”
Weiner appeared to delete his Twitter account on Monday following a report in the New York Post that he had recently sexted with another woman while his son slept next to him in his bed.
Moments after forwarding the photo, Weiner freaked out over the possibility he had accidentally posted it publicly — just as he did during the infamous episode that forced him to resign from Congress in 2011.
“Ooooooh . . . I was scared. For half a second I thought I posted something. Stop looking at my crotch,” Weiner wrote back.
“Whatever. You did it on purpose,” she replied.
“O I see you thought you posted on your TL [public timeline] not DM [direct message]. S–t happens be careful,” she added.
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 amid revelations of his sexting with other women.
His New York City mayoral campaign fell apart two years later when more online sexual misbehavior was discovered.
In May, a brutally honest documentary about that failed campaign debuted, leaving some to wonder if he was going to make another attempt at public life.