U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minneapolis, on Wednesday announced on Instagram that she is newly married to Timothy Mynett, a political consultant who had worked for her campaign.
“Got married!” Omar wrote. “From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed!,” adding an Arabic phrase that translates to “praise be to God.”
A spokesman for Omar said late Wednesday that Omar and Mynett had also married Islamically, with Mynett converting to Islam.
Omar finalized her divorce from Ahmed Hirsi last November and denied allegations that she had had an affair with Mynett.
Mynett’s ex-wife, D.C. physician Beth Mynett, alleged in court filings that she had separated from her husband last April after he told her he was “romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar,” according to a Washington Post report.