Huma Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide, announced Monday that she would be separating from her husband of five years, Anthony Weiner. The former New York congressman has repeatedly been caught up in sexting scandals over the years, and though he and Abedin have tried to work out their struggles, his latest scandal was apparently the last straw. Weiner's marriage came under the spotlight in a recently released documentary which covered his attempt at a political comeback in 2013 through his failed mayoral campaign in New York City. Here's how to watch the documentary Weiner, which will give you an inside look at the couple's relationship and his political endeavors.
Weiner resigned from his position as a New York congressman in 2011 after he was involved in a sexting scandal, sending lewd photos and messages to women through the internet. He tried to make a political comeback in 2013 by running for mayor of New York. The IFC film details this failed political comeback and Weiner's various publicized sexting scandals, which didn't end with his 2011 resignation, but rather continued at least until 2015, as revealed in a Aug. 28 report.
Soon enough, you'll be able to watch the Weiner documentary on Hulu. The film is playing in select theaters as well, including at the IFC Center in New York.
In 2013, Weiner's sexting saga continued when more photos and messages were released online. This revelation is detailed in the documentary, as is the toll it took on his marriage with Abedin. After the scandal made news, Abedin attended an initial press conference, where Weiner responded to the revelations. However, she refused to appear at other events, including his final election day event, as the film details.
After The New York Post reported on Weiner's latest sexting scandal on Sunday night, which included an explicit photo from the waist down, and his son is pictured lying next to him in the bed. Weiner told the New York Post, "She has asked me not to comment except to say that our conversations were private, often included pictures of her nieces and nephews and my son and were always appropriate."
On Monday morning, Abedin released a statement that she and her husband would be separating. The statement read:
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.
You can watch the Weiner documentary for a full account of the politician's marriage and career. It'll be available soon on Hulu.