Saturday, March 6, 2021

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Divorce: Political Theater of the Worst Kind

Ilhan Omar & Ahmed Hirsi

*A most unfortunate part of politics is everybody is all up in ya business. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has known that for quite some time as the union between her and Ahmed Hirsi found itself in the media for all the wrong reasons as if there’s ever a “right” reason. But we digress.  

According to TMZ, a rep released the following statement for Omar:  

“As with all marriages, this is an intensely personal and difficult time for their family. For years, Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media.” 

The statement continues, “This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children. Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.” 

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According to the divorce documents, Omar believes there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.” She states the couple has 3 minor children, who she wants joint legal and physical custody of … and wants to deny spousal support to each side. 

Omar wants the court to decide child support, but doesn’t indicate who should receive it. 

So many layers! This comes after Rep. Omar denied splitting from her husband amid rumors that she was having an affair with campaign consultant Tim Mynett, whose wife filed for divorce alleging he cheated with Omar.  She denied the affair as well. 

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Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the prestigious Editor & Publisher Co. His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the African Diaspora as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Currently working on the semi-autobiographical novel "Remorse".

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