Ilhan Omar, the U.S. representative for Minnesota, is filing for divorce from her husband.
Ilhan Omar and her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, have three children together, but in the divorce documents filed, Omar lists “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship” as the reason for the split.
This would not be the first time the two have split though, reports TMZ. In 2008, the couple separated, after having been married in a religious ceremony in 2002. During their time apart, Omar wed a second time, to a man named Ahmed Elmi. However, they later broke up in 2011 and finalized the divorce in 2017.
By that time, Omar had reconciled her relationship with Hirsi. They had their third child together.
Amid the news of Omar’s latest reach for divorce, her representative is speaking on her behalf.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family. For years, Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and inuendo from political opponents and the media.”
Omar’s rep continues…
“This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children. Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Omar is filing for joint legal and physical custody of their children.
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