It was only a matter of time before Anthony Weiner‘s underage sexting cost him his marriage. Huma Abedin filed for divorce from her estranged husband — whom she wed in 2010 — last year, but they’ve since called it off to work matters out “privately.” 

“In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately,” Abedin’s lawyer, Charles Miller, and Weiner’s attorney, Margaret Donohoe, said in separate statements back in January.

According to Page Six, however, experts said the real reason for the sudden change of heart may have been to shield one another from a potential federal probe. Earlier this year President Donald Trump urged the Justice Department to investigate Abedin for keeping classified emails on Weiner’s laptop.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid [sic], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents,” the president tweeted at the time. “Remember sailors [sic] pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act?”

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Huma filed for divorce in May 2017 and listed the case as “contested,” indicating there was a dispute between her and her husband. However, the couple could re-file their paperwork as “uncontested,” meaning they would not have to appear in court.

Susan Karten, a divorce attorney not involved in the case, said an uncontested divorce would allow the former couple to keep details private. “The issue of child custody, I assume, may still be on the table. But they may be working the details out privately so that when they file this, it will be sanitized,” she said.

Last year, the 54-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor after communicating with a 15-year-old girl from January to March of 2016. “I was a very sick man for a very long time,” he said before the sentencing, referring to the communication he had with the teen via Snapchat and Skype. “I was the adult… If I had done the right thing, I would not be standing here before you today.” 

Earlier this week, however, it was announced that the convicted perv — known for his online sexual exploits as “Carlos Danger” — has been a “model inmate” while imprisoned at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, MA.. According to prison records, he is scheduled to be released in May 2019, three months earlier than his initial August 2019 date.