FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman speaks to supporters during the GOP election night gathering, in Denver, Colo. The Colorado Republican Party chairman on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 accused Coffman and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of trying to force him from his position and warning he may face a lawsuit and false allegations of infidelity if he refused to leave. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

AURORA | Colorado’s political power couple, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, have announced they are getting a divorce.

In a story first reported by Joey Bunch of, the Coffman’s announced their decision to separate in a joint statement Monday.

“After much soul searching we have made the painful decision to get a divorce. This has been a difficult choice for both of us and we ask our friends and supporters for their understanding. We have a great deal of respect for each other and will remain each other’s strongest supporters in whatever we do in our continued service to the people of Colorado.”

The Coffman’s have been married since 2005. The couple married before Mike Coffman left for a tour of duty in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Cynthia Coffman was elected to her current position as state attorney general in 2014 and is up for reelection in 2018. But she has said she is interested in running for for Governor when the position opens up next year. Mike Coffman is also up for re-election in the 6th Congressional District in 2018.