Ilhan Omar Files For Divorce Amid Affair Allegations

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce, according to reports. The 37-year-old Minnesota Congresswoman cited an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship” for her decision to file for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi.

The news comes after allegations of an affair between Omar and Democratic political consultant Timothy Mynett came to light.

“Ilhan has filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed. 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 innuendo from political opponents and the media. 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’s attorney, Jaime Driggs, said in a statement.

Omar and Hirsi have three children together.

When the couple briefly split in 2008, Omar married another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. After Omar and Elmi finalized their divorce, Omar legally remarried Hirsi in 2018.

Ilhan Omar is one of the rising stars of Congress. The 37-year-old is a member of the House of Representatives serving Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. Ilhan is the first naturalized citizen from Africa and the first Somali-American elected to the United States Congress. She is also one of the first Muslim women to be elected. Omar advocates living wage, affordable housing and healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness, the protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the abolition of ICE.

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