Huma Abedin to Separate from Husband Anthony Weiner after Sexting Revelation

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, speaks during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, speaks during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York.

Abedin says in a statement released by Clinton’s presidential campaign: “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband.

She adds: “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.”

The New York Post published photos late Sunday that the newspaper said Weiner had sent last year to a woman it identified only as a “40-something divorcee.”

The Democrat quit Congress in 2011 following revelations that he was sending women sexually explicit messages.