Huma Abedin, the vice chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign, has withdrawn her pending divorce case from husband Anthony Weiner at the Manhattan Supreme Court.

The top political staffer has opted to settle the divorce out of court to protect her son from embarrassment. 

Abedin's estranged husband Anthony Weiner is currently serving two years of jail time in a Massachusetts federal prison over multiple sex scandals related to sexting and social media.

Abedin (41) was due to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday for the case to be heard by Justice Michael Katz.

Instead, her attorney Charles Miller submitted paperwork signed by both parties agreeing to end the court case.

Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. Image via Flickr

Miller later stated on her behalf, "In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have decided to finalize their divorce swiftly and privately."

The couple married in 2010. Abedin previously stood by the publicly disgraced former congressman during a Twitter scandal in 2011.

Abedin officially filed for divorce in May 2017 when Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor.


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