Rep. Madison Cawthorn announced he and his wife, Cristina, are seeking a divorce after eight months of marriage.
The North Carolina Republican noted the challenges of his job in the U.S. House of Representatives as a reason for the divorce.
"When my wife Cristina and I were engaged, I was not a member of Congress," the 26-year-old said in a statement. "I felt called to serve and we both agreed that I should run. Our victory was unprecedented. But overnight, our lives changed."
Cawthorn noted that the change has been "hectic and difficult."
The congressman added that decision to pursue a divorce is mutual.
Cawthorn is the youngest member of Congress. He was elected in 2020.
A personal statement from Congressman Madison Cawthorn: pic.twitter.com/A5R7NOmUwc
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