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Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar filed for divorce on Friday in Minneapolis family court.

The 37-year old Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, and her husband Ahmed Hirsi, 39, share three children.

“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” her lawyer Jaime Driggs said in a statement to the Daily News.

“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,” he added.

The Daily News reported that Omar and Hirsi first wed in a faith-based service in 2002 and had two children together before splitting in 2008. The next year, Omar went on to marry British citizen Ahmed Elmi.

According to Omar, that relationship ended in 2011 and the two divorced in their faith tradition that year, though she didn’t filed paperwork for a legal divorce until 2017.

The Daily News cited divorce records as saying that “Omar and Hirsi reunited and had a third child together in June 2012. Omar legally married Hirsi early last year after her legal divorce from Elmi was finalized”.

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