Representative Ilhan Omar's husband, Ahmed Hirsi, slammed her with divorce papers after the "homewrecker" allegations that have come out, which alleges she had an affair.
According to The New York Post, Hirsi is "poised to file for divorce after the revelation in a bombshell court filing that she allegedly had an affair with DC political consultant Tim Mynett.”
“The Minnesota congresswoman and her husband allegedly separated in March, and Omar asked Hirsi to divorce her around that time because she didn’t want to file the papers — but Hirsi refused, telling her if she wanted a divorce she should do it herself, said the source, who has known both parties for 20 years,” TNYP reports.
“The husband allegedly changed his mind after Tim Mynett’s wife last week filed bombshell divorce papers claiming her spouse was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative — with Hirsi said to be angry he had been made to look the fool by the allegations of an extramarital affair," they added.
After that report came out, Omar told CBS News that their marriage was still intact, but she refused to answer any other questions.
“I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it,” Omar said.
In July, The Daily Mail reported that Omar was split from Hirsi and that the two were headed for divorce.
“The bust-up comes just as critics are demanding answers as to whether she married her own brother in a successful bid to get him into the United States,” The Daily Mail reported. “Omar has now dumped her current husband Ahmed Hirsi — who she first married in a religious ceremony in 2002 and divorced in 2008 — and moved into a penthouse apartment in one of Minneapolis’s trendiest neighborhoods, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.”
When approached by The Daily Mail and asked about the situation, Hirsi said: “Wow, I can’t comment on that. I’m sorry, I just can’t say anything.”
Before this mess, there were already swirling rumors about Omar's marriage and her legal status. I wonder how this will tie into that, if at all.