A 55-year-old woman says that her estranged husband, who is a Democratic political consultant, left her for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn).
What are the details?
Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett told the New York Post that her husband, Tim Mynett, revealed in April that he had been having an affair with Omar.
He also reportedly insisted that he was in love with the freshman congresswoman.
Beth Mynett, who submitted the divorce filing in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, said that despite her 38-year-old husband's extramarital fling, she was "willing to fight for the marriage." Her husband, however, was not interested in reconciliation, according to Beth.
The Mynetts have a 13-year-old son together.
Court papers obtained by the Post state, "The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar."
The filing also added that Tim Mynett has been spending increasing amounts of time with Omar as the alleged affair has ramped up.
"Defendant's more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments," the filing continued, adding that his parenting is reportedly impacted as a result of his alleged relationship with Omar.
"By way of example," the filing continued, "days prior to Defendant's devastating and shocking declaration of love for Rep. Omar and admission of their affair, he and Rep. Omar took the parties' son to dinner in order to formally meet for the first time at the family's favorite neighborhood restaurant while Plaintiff was out of town."
Tim has reportedly worked for Omar since 2018. Her campaign paid Tim and his group, E. Street Group, approximately $230,000 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, internet advertising, and travel expenses.
Beth is seeking custody of the couple's son, as well as full control of the family's Washington, D.C., home, in addition to child support and legal fees.
Tim Mynett and Omar did not immediately return messages to the Post seeking comment.
You can read more on the allegations here.