Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Divorce Finalized Less Than Two Years After Marriage

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Ahmed Hirsi & Ilhan Omar (Instagram)

*Rep. Ilhan Omar is a single woman after her quickie divorce from Ahmed Hirsi

According to TMZ, the Minnesota Congresswoman had her divorce dissolved in her home state — where a judge signed off on her split from Hirsi — the father of her three minor children.

We previously reported… Omar filed for divorce last month. At the time, a rep released the following statement:  

“As with all marriages, this is an intensely personal and difficult time for their family. For years, Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media.” 

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Ilhan Omar & Ahmed Hirsi

The statement continued, “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 and Hirsi have agreed to joint legal and physical custody of their kids. She will also cover most of the medical and school related expenses for the children, as well as travel to and from Minnesota when visiting their father. 

Omar was previously married to Ahmed Elmi, but they called it quits in 2011, and finalized her divorce in 2017. 

She legally married Hirsi last year after a reported decades long on-again-off-again relationship. 

Rep. Omar’s attorney, Jaime Driggs, tells TMZ, “Anyone going through a divorce is glad when it is over and this case is no exception. Ilhan is grateful that she and Ahmed were able to come to a resolution for the sake of their children. Like any other family in this situation, Ilhan wishes for privacy and will not be commenting any further.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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