Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi was finalized on Tuesday, just one year after their remarriage.
Omar and Hirsi were married culturally back in 2002 but split in 2008. Omar went on to marry British-born Ahmed Elmi in 2009. They divorced in 2017 and Omar and Hirsi were remarried in 2018.
While legally married to Elmi, she had a third child with her first husband, as she herself stated, with whom she also filed joint taxes in 2014 and 2015, specified the Minnesota Star-Tribune.
It was claimed later by a Muslim scholar and a journalist that Elmi is actually her biological brother and that the two got married to evade immigration laws. Yet, the fact is left unproven because Omar was not cooperating.
Minnesota’s largest newspaper, the Star Tribune noted that Omar refused even to provide the full names of her immediate family. She also refused to put her tax and immigration records on file and even Omar’s relatives have remained silent about her marriage.
Recently, Omar is rumored to have been involved with 38-year-old Tim Mynett, a married lobbyist in D.C. FEC reports had previously confirmed that over that past few months, Omar’s campaign paid $21,547 in travel expenses for E Street Group, where Mynett serves as a partner.
Searches in public records reported that Omar’s petition, filed on Friday, Oct. 4, in Minnesota was amid allegations of her extramarital affair.