He said he meant to send it as a direct message, not as a public post, according to The Washington Post. This time, Abedin was with her husband, saying at the news conference that she “loves him and has forgiven him” and adding that the two were “moving forward.” Weiner lost the mayoral primary to Bill de Blasio in September 2013."To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it," Weiner said at a news conference in June 2011, adding that he would be taking a leave of absence from Congress. Abedin announced in August 2016 that the couple were separating.Here’s what you need to know about the relationship between Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.
Weiner first claimed that his account was hacked but later admitted to uploading the photo. Just a couple of months after Weiner announced he was running for mayor of New York City, screenshots of an alleged conversation between Weiner and another woman emerged. Weiner, at a news conference a few days later, admitted to sexting.
This was at Martha’s Vineyard at a Democratic National Committee retreat.
Anthony Weiner had already been serving as a Congressman from New York for two years, and Huma Abedin was a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton; Clinton at the time was a New York senator.
The news came after the New York Post reported that Weiner had sexted a woman while son Jordan was lying next to him in bed.
"After a long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin said in a statement.