Ilhan Omar has suggested that “speculation and innuendo” from political opponents played a part in ending her marriage.
The Democratic congresswoman filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi on Friday, citing an “irretrievable breakdown” of the relationship.
The pair legally married in 2018 but have been together for many years and share three children.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” said Jaime Driggs, Ms Omar’s lawyer.
“For years, Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media.”