Huma Abedin prompt she contemplated suicide as her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal exploded into the nationwide highlight, she revealed in a brand new interview.
The long-suffering former prime aide to Hillary Clinton opened up in her first-ever TV look in regards to the emotional and psychological toll Weiner’s sicko habits had on her.
“You write that, for a short second, you contemplated strolling off the subway platform?” “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell asks Abedin, whose memoir is set to hit shelves on Tuesday.
“Well, top-of-the-line issues I’ve had in my life is my religion, and the idea that there’s at all times a method by,” Abedin, 45, replied.
At the top of the interview, O’Donnell requested Abedin — who shares 9-year-old son Jordan with Weiner — whether or not she’s nonetheless “offended” with the disgraced congressman.
“I can’t reside in that house anymore,” she mentioned. “I attempted that. It nearly killed me.”
Asked to characterize her relationship now with Weiner, as they continue to finalize their divorce, Abedin replied, “We are good.”
“He is my co-parent, and I learned the full truth, I processed it and moved on,” she continued. “I wish him well. He, I hope, wishes me well. I think he does.”
Abedin discloses for the first time in her new book that Weiner’s infidelity went beyond the X-rated texts he sent and received from various women, the interview reveals.
“I know it’s hard for you to say it, but you found that he was having physical relationships in your apartment?” O’Donnell asked, prompting Abedin to respond with a simple, “Yes.”
She added, “It was that moment that I realized the way I had been handling my response to him was not working.”
It was unclear precisely what number of in-person relationships Abedin found or once they came about.
In response, Weiner praised Abedin and her memoir however didn’t reply questions on his alleged dishonest.
“Huma is a outstanding girl who has written a really superb ebook,” he informed The Post in an e-mail. “This is a time for her to inform her story. It is each riveting and finally uplifting.”
Also within the “CBS Sunday Morning” interview, Abedin recalled feeling an urge to “shake” Weiner in anger after she known as him following information of the FBI’s seizure of their shared laptop computer as a part of their investigation into Clinton’s use of a non-public e-mail server days earlier than Election Day in 2016.
“‘Anthony,’ I mentioned, desirous to shake him by the telephone, ‘If she loses this election, it is going to be due to you and me,’” she recalled. “That evening, I wrote one line in my pocket book: ‘I have no idea how I’m going to outlive this. Help me, God.’”
In her new memoir “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,” Abedin also says she was once sexually assaulted by a senator, and the way she consoled Weiner after he claimed hackers tweeted a crotch shot on his account.
Abedin caught together with her misguided hubby when he was compelled to resign from Congress.
He successfully launched a political comeback with a 2013 mayoral marketing campaign — earlier than his marketing campaign was sunk by revelations that he had started sexting once more beneath the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.”
Abedin lastly dumped Weiner after The Post completely revealed in 2016 that he’d sent another woman a lewd picture of himself in mattress as their younger son lay subsequent to him. She filed for divorce the next yr after he copped to sexting with the underage lady and landed an 18-month jail sentence.
In 2016, the FBI’s investigation of Weiner infamously led to the seizure of a laptop computer that Abedin shared with him — a monumental development in the campaign that got here simply days earlier than Clinton’s normal election loss to Donald Trump.