Huma Abedin is separating from her husband Anthony Weiner in the wake of his latest sexting scandal.
The Clinton campaign manager released a statement on Monday morning just hours after the New York Post reported that Weiner had been sending lewd texts to another woman behind her back, marking the third time he had been caught in the act in the past five years.
Making matters worse, one of the pictures was of Weiner showcasing his manhood in a pair of boxer briefs while the couple's four-year-old son Jordan lay asleep next to him in bed.
NYC Child Services tells DailyMail.com that they are looking into the incident.
After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,' said Abedin in a statement.
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. '
Abedin was seen smiling in the Hamptons on Sunday evening just before news of her husband's latest sexting scandal broke.
Photos taken of the political staffer show her in high spirits at around 7pm as she and boss Hillary Clinton headed off to a fundraising event at the beachfront home of Marcia Riklis after a very lucrative weekend during which the campaign raised millions.
Later that evening, Clinton was photographed as she departed Riklis' home and got into her waiting van. Moments before a dejected looking Abedin was also photographed as she exited the event.
Clinton looked stern and serious as she spoke with Riklis while exiting the home, and immediately got on her phone once inside the van.
Weiner has kept quiet since the scandal broke on Sunday night, and on Monday morning deleted his twitter account.
In other texts allegedly sent to the unnamed woman, a brunette divorcee, Weiner spoke about being 'horny as f***' and sent a variety of emojis that were sexual in nature.
He also reportedly admitted to masturbating while thinking about the woman in a text, allegedly calling her a 'fantasy chick.'
The most damning of the snaps though is Weiner laying in bed wearing nothing but his boxer briefs while his five-year-old son with Abedin, Jordan, sleeps next to him.
'Someone just climbed into my bed,' Weiner allegedly wrote to the woman before sending the photo, which clearly showed the outline of his manhood.
She responded by writing back: 'You do realize you can see you[r] Weiner in that pic??'
The photo was sent shortly after 3am on July 31, 2015 from Weiner, who reportedly grew concerned moments later thinking that he may have publicly posted the photo.
'Ooooooh . . . I was scared. For half a second I thought I posted something. Stop looking at my crotch,' Weiner reportedly wrote back to the brunette beauty, who is a Trump supporter.
Weiner also talked about the size of his manhood frequently in conversations with the woman, at one point saying: 'Id [sic] put someone’s eye out with this thing. #Overdue.'
That text came following a workout, which Weiner reportedly said left him 'raging.'
Weiner and Abedin married in July 2010 in a ceremony that was officiated by Bill Clinton and covered in the pages of Vogue, with Abedin getting pregnant with the couple's first child just a few months later.
The couple was not even a year into their marriage when news broke that Weiner had been sexting women online after he tweeted out a photo of his erect penis that he had meant to privately send to a woman on the social media site.
He resigned from Congress soon after, and in December of that year Abedin gave birth to a Jordan.
In 2013, Weiner decided to run for mayor of New York City and also agreed to be filmed for a documentary about his return to politics.
He announced he would run in late May, but just two months later came allegations that he had continued to sext in the years after he resigned from Congress using the name Carlos Danger.
A 22-year-old named Sydney Leathers said she had been sharing messages and explicit photos with Weiner as recently as April of that year, giving interviews to multiple news outlets and even showing up at the event he hosted after losing in the mayoral primary that September.
Weiner has held various jobs since, and in 2015 appeared in the television movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.
Abedin spoke about the couple's relationship in an interview on the Call Your Girlfriend podcast earlier this year, saying: 'You know, I think that a marriage really only works in any situation, whether you’re in politics or not, if one partner is fully supportive of the other.
'I think it’s a little – it’s often a little more challenging when you’re in politics because your private life, and I think everybody craves their own privacy, and so I think your private life is displayed to the world in a way that you otherwise wouldn’t have to deal with if one spouse is a private person and the other person’s in politics as was the case certainly in my marriage.
'But I think it works if you fully support each other.'
She then noted that her husband has taken over much of the parenting of their son as she is away from home.
'I’m on the road a lot on the campaign. As I mentioned earlier I have a four-year-old son and I don’t think I could do this if I didn’t have the support of a spouse who is willing to basically be a stay-at- home dad as much as he possibly can so I’m able to be on the road,' said Abedin.
'I miss my son but I don’t worry about him because I know between this little village we’ve created between Anthony and my in-laws and my mom and our families and this wonderful woman who we have helping us I can go out and be the best professional woman that I can be because I have that support.' MORE...