Former vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Indian American Huma Abedin, and former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner have decided to end their pending divorce case outside the court, Fox News reported.
The couple decided to settle the case outside the court to protect their 6-year-old son Jordan from the impacts of the legal tussle.
“In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have decided to attempt to reach a settlement swiftly and privately,” Charles Miller, Abedin’s lawyer, told New York Post.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner came after he pleaded guilty in a sexting case involving a minor in May 2017. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge was scheduled to hear the case on Wednesday.
Weiner had been caught sexting many times to women. The former Congressman continued with his odd ways even after being caught several times ultimately leading to the divorce case.
Abedin, who stood by Weiner initially, changed her stance later and decided to take the matter to the court. Weiner is serving a 21-month sentence at a federal prison in Massachusetts.
The relationship between Abedin and Weiner started in 2001 when the latter asked the former out on a date.
They started dating in 2008 and got married after two years. The trouble started for the couple in 2011 when a picture of Weiner in his boxer briefs appeared on his Twitter handle.
Though he initially claimed that his Twitter account was hacked, he later admitted that the picture was posted by him. He clarified that he wanted to send it as a private message and not a public post.
Weiner resigned from the Congress five days after holding a press conference explaining his position.
After two years, screenshots of an alleged conversation between Weiner and a woman surfaced days after Weiner announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City.
This time, Abedin stood by him saying she loved him and had forgiven him. But, Weiner lost the primary for the mayoral election in 2013.
In 2016, Abedin announced that she was separating from her husband after a news report by New York Post disclosed that continued with his wicked ways, including sending a sexually-laden repulsive photo of him in boxer briefs, lying beside the couple’s 4-year-old son Jordan, to an unidentified woman living on the West Coast.
Last year Abedin filed a divorce petition after Weiner was pleaded guilty in a sexting case involving a minor.
Abedin, 41, has been at Clinton’s side for two decades. She was her intern in the 1990s during the presidency of Bill Clinton and became a top aide while Hillary Clinton served as a senator from New York. Abedin, who served as the vice chairwoman of Clinton’s campaign is often referred to as a surrogate daughter.
Hillary Clinton strongly supported Abedin when Weiner’s sexually charged text messages came to light in 2011, a year into their marriage, and again in 2013, when Weiner was running for mayor of New York.