Huma Abedin discussed her new memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, sharing that learning the truth about her ex-husband's scandal felt like a "bolt of lighting."
CNN’s Dana Bash asked Abedin about the details of her former marriage and managing the days after the news of Weiner sending sexually explicit photos first broke.
“I was in such shock,” Abedin said. “You know, and anger, too. These were supposed to be these blissful days enjoying being, you know, parents, about to bring a child into the world.”
Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, was married to former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner until 2018.
“It took him a few days to come around, telling the truth,” Abedin said. “In that moment, I just felt a bolt of lightning just from the top of my head … and I walked outside. My immediate reaction was, you have constituents. You are responsible to people. You have to tell everybody the truth.”
Abedin said she remembers being in disbelief.
“He immediately called his team, and I went out to the back terrace, and all I could think was, 'What is happening to my life?'” Abedin said.
She stated she hopes her story might help someone else experiencing similar pain.
Abedin separated from Weiner in 2016 and privately finalized their divorce in 2018. Weiner served 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.