What Was The Ultimate Final Straw In Huma Abedin’s Marriage To Anthony Weiner?

Huma Abedin, a political aide, made waves in October when she published her brand-new autobiography, “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds.” The memoir, according to the book’s official publisher page, is “a timeless story of a young woman with aspirations and ideals coming into her own in high-pressure jobs” and, of course, “a candid and heartbreaking chronicle of Abedin’s marriage” to disgraced politician turned convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner, including “what drew her to him, how much she wanted to believe in him, the devastation wrought by his betrayals—and how she survived.”

That’s not all, though. Abedin caused even more controversy when she appeared on CNN and spoke about her reasons for being in her marriage for so long, as well as what ultimately turned out to be the “last and final straw.”

Huma Abedin’s final straw involved her son.

Abedin revealed to anchor Dana Bash during a December 26 appearance on CNN’s State of the Union that she had finally decided to end her marriage after the New York Post published a photo of her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, sending a sexual text message while lying in bed next to their young son. I did ultimately hit my breaking point because up until that moment, Dana, I had been muttering things like “I don’t understand.” I don’t comprehend. Why won’t you simply leave it alone? ” Abedin clarified. And this was the last straw for me.

The Administration for Children’s Services looked into Abedin after the photo was made public to see if she was a suitable parent for her son, who was three years old at the time. “It was one of the most difficult things I had to go through,” said Abedin. She reportedly said, “I was questioned. Do you believe you would have had a better appraisal of the situation if you were a more present parent?” I was one of those working mothers who struggled daily to decide whether to leave for a campaign stop or stay home with my child. I believe that feeling is one that many working mothers can identify with. ”

The New York Post reports that Abedin and Weiner did not yet have a divorce decree in place when she filed for divorce from him in 2017. Abedin stated to The Cut in November that “we are in the last stages of our divorce.” She said, “Lawyers are doing what lawyers do.”