Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar is well known for her passionate and controversial opinions. Her political views aren’t the only things making headlines—Omar’s personal life is a topic of conversation as well.
Omar Had Been Married Twice Before Meeting Tim Mynett
An aspect of her personal life that many are interested in is her romantic partners. Omar has been married three times, and each one has created its own controversy.
She became engaged to Ahmed Hirsi in 2002, claiming the two had an unofficial faith-based Islamic marriage. The couple had two children: a daughter Isra, born in 2003, and a son Adnan, whose exact year of birth is unknown. The pair ended up divorcing within their faith tradition in 2008.
In 2009, Omar married Ahmed Elmi. The pair divorced in 2011, and Omar reconciled with Hirsi. The two had another child together in 2012, a daughter named Illwad. However, her divorce from Elmi was also faith-based, not legal. She and Elmi were not legally divorced until 2017.
That is when Omar and Hirsi were legally married in 2018. However, the pair divorced in 2019, with Omar claiming there was an “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage.
The politician married a third time in 2020, to political consultant Tim Mynett.
“Got married!” Omar captioned a black-and-white photo of the newlywed couple. “From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed. Alhamdulillah.” Omar’s spokesperson told People, “They were married Islamically and legally.”
Mynett’s Ex-Wife Claimed He Had An Affair With Omar
This marriage made headlines because Mynett was also married when the two met—his political consulting firm, the E Street Group, received $2.78 million in contracts from Omar’s campaign during the 2020 cycle.
Mynett’s ex-wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, claims her ex-husband told her he was having an affair with the politician before leaving his wife and 13-year-old son.
According to the New York Post, court documents revealed that “the parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar. Defendant met Rep. Omar while working for her.”
“Although devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration, Plaintiff told Defendant that she loved him, and was willing to fight for the marriage,” the documents continue. “Defendant, however, told her that was not an option for him’’ and moved out the next day.
Mynett denied these claims, saying that his ex-wife’s allegations were part of a smear campaign against him.
What We Know About Tim Mynett
Born in 1981 in northern New Jersey, Mynett graduated from Vernon Township High School in 1999 and went on to get his bachelor’s degree from SUNY (The State University of New York) in 2003. He also is an alum of the University of Kwa Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Straight out of college, Mynett was devoted to finding jobs he felt would help do good in the world. His first position in 2004 was as a Foundation Manager at the Alliance for Justice, an advocacy group that fights for a fair justice system.
Following a short stint as an Associate at The Ashmead Group, Mynett became a Senior Director at New Partners, a consulting firm, where he worked in the finance department.
After about four years there, Mynett left to start his own company, The Mynett Group, in 2014. The business focused on fundraising and strategic financial planning for elected officials, nonprofits, and political organizations.
Having seemingly found his calling card, Mynett continued to focus on political consultation and strategic planning with various organizations, including holding roles at Street Group and eSt Ventures. In 2022, he co-founded Rose Lake Captial, where he now serves as President.
Outside of his professional life, Mynett seems to have a passion for dogs, sports, and his family. The political consultant has a 16-year-old son from his previous marriage, and if social media is to judge, Mynett and Omar have been successful in blending their families.
Mynett’s passion for activism and politics is precisely what put him in connection with Ilhan Omar, and it’s surely something they bond deeply over. He is also very supportive of his wife on social media, and his years of experience without a doubt serve as a support system for his wife.