Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife, said new sexual photos that have come forward today has been painful but for the most part the episode has been put behind them.
“I didn’t know how it would work out, but I did know that I wanted to give it a try,” she said.
Weiner said that he has put the sexting incidents behind him and he and his wife are doing a lot better. The press conference was called after a new series of correspondence between him and a woman while he used the an online handle “Carlos Danger” came to light on July 23.
Weiner resigned as U.S. congressman in 2011 after he admitted sending sexually explicit photos of himself, or sexting, to women online. He said on Tuesday that his last time doing this was “sometime last summer.” He is currently a candidate for New York City mayor.
Abedin works for Hilary Clinton.
Also on July 23, Bill de Blasio, current public advocate for New York City and fellow mayoral candidate to Weiner, called for Weiner to withdraw from the race.
“People are hurting in this city. They are looking to this election for a mayor to address the issues they care about,” de Blasio said. “But the sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of this event.”