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Rep. Ilhan Omar's Marriage on the Rocks

Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s marriage to the father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi, appears to be headed for divorce as the Daily Mail reports that she has moved out of their house in Minneapolis and moved into a swanky apartment while he has been absent from her side at several high-profile events.

Omar’s complex and secretive personal life has been the subject of much controversy. She first married Hirsi in an Islamic ceremony in 2002, although the state of Minnesota never recognized the union as legal. Six years later, they divorced “in their faith tradition,” according to media accounts, and a year after that, she married British citizen Ahmed Nur Said Elmi just two weeks after he entered the country. She divorced Elmi in 2011 “in their faith tradition” and two years later she moved in with Hirsi. She did not legally divorce Elmi until 2017 after which she married Hirsi in 2018.

Several investigations by media outlets, including an extensive and painstaking review of the records by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, failed to untangle the truth about Omar’s marriage to Elmi. It is widely thought that Elmi is Omar’s brother and that she married him so that he could legally enter the U.S. Omar refuses to talk about her personal life — or answer questions about her numerous legal troubles, including filing joint tax returns with Hirsi for several years despite not being married to him.

Now the Daily Mail is reporting her separation from Hirsi.

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.

But Hirsi, is also spending time at the apartment, which is in the Mill District sector of Minnesota’s largest city, when she is out of town.

‘Wow,’ said Hirsi, when approached about the split by DailyMail.com outside the complex. ‘I can’t comment on that.’

“Wow” indeed.

Hirsi, 39, had been seen leaving the $2,860-a-month home alone at 7:45am and returning to drop off his mother and his younger daughter nearly three hours later.

‘He only goes there when Ilhan is in DC,’ one family friend told DailyMail.com. ‘When she’s in Minneapolis he sleeps at his house.’

Hirsi was noticeably absent when Omar returned to a hero’s welcome at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport last week after being attacked by President Donald Trump.

At the time, he was sitting morosely in a Starbucks coffee shop close to the now-overgrown home that he and Omar shared during their marriage, sources tell DailyMail.com.

There have been numerous calls from local and national Republicans to open an Ethics Committee investigation into Omar’s tangled and convoluted campaign finances, where she has already been cited twice for illegal activities.

And Judicial Watch is also requesting an ethics investigation:

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: ‘The evidence is overwhelming. Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules.

‘The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing.’

Fitton said she should be investigated for perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud and federal student loan fraud.

Did Omar marry her own brother and commit immigration fraud? Did she lie on official documents about her past? Omar refuses to answer any questions about it and the media is fiercely trying to protect her. But when even the ultra-left Minneapolis Star Tribune calls on the congresswoman to come clean, her days of avoiding the numerous controversies surrounding her may be numbered.