Salim Mehajer’s wife and six sisters never could have predicted the fallout from his infamy – from jail sentences to bankruptcies, big weddings and spectacular break-ups.
Few had heard of the Auburn deputy mayor until his 2015 ‘wedding of the century’ to sweetheart Aysha Learmonth, where he controversially shut down an entire street in Sydney’s west with a fleet of luxury cars.
Mehajer, who recently walked free from prison over electoral fraud, has been known for his outlandish antics ever since. But his six sisters and now ex-wife have suffered from the spotlight too.
Siblings Fatima, Zenah, Sanaa, Aisha, Mary and Kat and his ex-wife Aysha have been dragged along through Mehajer’s ups and downs.
Daily Mail Australia takes a look at what has happened to the women in his family.
Outlandish antics: Few had heard of Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer until his ‘wedding of the century’ in 2015 where he shut down an entire street in Sydney’s west
A rare photo of the six Mehajer sisters: (From left) Sanaa, Zenah, Aiisha, Kat, Fatima and Mary
Bankrupt wife now out of the spotlight
Mehajer infamously married Aysha – originally known as April Learmonth – in 2015’s mammoth ceremony, bringing their relationship under media scrutiny.
‘She changed her whole life for him,’ a school chum told Daily Mail Australia shortly after the wedding.
Ms Learmonth met the now-disgraced councillor in about 2008, converted to Islam, changed her name and worked for his property development firm, the Sydney Project Group.
But their relationship fell apart, with sensational video emerging of Mehajer bellowing at Aysha, and police bringing an AVO against him on her behalf.
Mehajer married Aysha – originally known as April Learmonth – in 2015 and their relationship soon came under the spotlight
Ms Learmonth met the disgraced councillor around 2008 and then converted to Islam and worked for his property development firm, the Sydney Project Group
Mehajer screamed in the clip: ‘Aysha, you’ve got five minutes to give me a call. If you don’t call me in five minutes, I’m going to rape your mum, your mum and your f—ing dad. Call me now’.
Since their split, Aysha has managed to keep largely out of the public eye, and returned to work as a beautician, launching the Sydney clinic Sculpting Haus.
Ms Learmonth was declared bankrupt on August 27, 2018, bankruptcy records seen by Daily Mail Australia show.
The bankruptcy relates to a $2 million sum owed by Mr Mehajer’s companies, The Australian newspaper reported last year.
Briefly married to a convicted killer and now a charity operator
Sanaa, the second youngest of Salim’s sisters, long flew under the radar as her older siblings made headlines.
But towards the end of 2017 she emerged from the family’s rather large shadow, with Daily Mail Australia revealing she had suddenly tied the knot with Moudi Tajjour.
Tajjour is the former president of the Nomads motorcycle gang. He was once jailed for manslaughter.
The second youngest of eight siblings, Sanaa emerged from the family’s rather large shadow in 2017, when she revealed she had suddenly tied the knot with Moudi Tajjour (pictured)
Tajjour is the former Nomads national vice-president who was once jailed for manslaughter, but their marriage was short lived and ended with her taking an AVO out against him
Their marriage was short lived and ended with police bringing an AVO out against Tajjour on her behalf.
Sanaa, 23, previously said she knew the relationship was over during their honeymoon when Tajjour allegedly called her names.
She said that she knew about his violent past but said she did not see bad behaviour from him before they wed.
Last year Sanaa announced she was starting a charity called Girls on a Mission, to help victims of domestic violence.
Sanaa said that she knew about her husband’s past prior to their marriage
Sanaa remains close with her high profile Lebanese family, telling Daily Mail Australia last year that they’re ‘each other’s number one fans’ (above with younger sister Mary, right)
Her charity aims to help disadvantaged women in Australia and overseas with a ‘focus on transparency’.
Despite publicly coming out to announce the establishment of her charity, Sanaa now keeps a relatively low profile on social media.
She has just 21 followers on her private Instagram account.
Sanaa remains close with her high profile Lebanese family. She told Daily Mail Australia last year that they’re ‘each other’s number one fans’.
More glamorous than ever
Mehajer’s younger sister Mary burst into the spotlight when she controversially won a beauty contest, Miss Lebanon Australia, in 2016.
Nowadays, Mary is somewhat of an Instagram influencer, with nearly 15,000 followers.
Mary Mehajer, above, was controversially crowned Miss Lebanon Australia in 2016
Now: The 21-year-old has kept up her glamorous lifestyle since her pageant days, and regularly posts photos in elegant gowns and heavy makeup to her popular Instagram page
The 21-year-old has kept up her glamorous lifestyle.
She regularly posts photos in elegant gowns and heavy makeup, and pumps out promotional brand content to her large audience of followers.
Mary remains close with her older sister Sanaa, who is just two years her senior, and attended her charity opening for Girls on a Mission.
Struck off the roll of lawyers
Arguably the most low profile of the women in Mehajer’s life is his sister Zenah Osman, a former solicitor.
In May last year, Ms Osman was purged from the New South Wales roll of lawyers for trying to mislead the Federal Court.
Ms Osman had told the court she worked for a number of creditors for her brother’s collapsed development company.
Arguably the most low profile of the women in Mehajer’s life is his sister Zenah Osman, a former solicitor
In yet another legal headache for the Mehajer family, Osman was purged from the roll of lawyers in May last year for trying to mislead the Federal Court. Pictured with sister Aiisha (left)
Ms Osman was struck off the roll and ordered to pay New South Wales Law Society’s costs
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Ms Osman ‘knew or ought to have known’ her claim about acting for the creditors ‘was false’.
In documents published online, the tribunal said there was ‘no evidence’ she had demonstrated any remorse over the incident.
‘It is trite to say that a legal practitioner misleading a court in which she or he appears must be amongst the most egregious misconduct that a legal professional can commit,’ the three-member tribunal ruled.
Ms Osman was struck off the lawyer’s roll and ordered to pay New South Wales Law Society’s costs.
FATIMA ELKHEIR NEE MEHAJER
Suspended jail sentence for electoral fraud
Mehajer’s sister Fatima Elkheir made headlines in 2016 when the Australian Federal Police accused her of involvement in a dodgy election plan with her brother.
Prosecutors allege Salim and Fatima submitted 77 online applications to enrol or update voter details with false information, in the lead-up to the 2012 Auburn council election.
Elkheir, now 29, pleaded guilty to 77 charges against her and narrowly escaped time behind bars for her involvement. She was given a two month suspended prison sentence.
Mehajer’s sister Fatima Elkheir made headlines in 2016 when the Australian Federal Police accused her of involvement in a dodgy election plan with Salim
Prosecutors allege Fatima (left) and her brother Salim submitted 77 online applications to enrol or update voter details with false information
Like her brother, Elkheir has shown a taste for big budget celebrations. In 2016 she splashed $10,000 on her daughter’s princess-themed first birthday party (pictured with husband Jamal and daughter Sophie-Rose)
A magistrate said text messages between Elkheir and Mehajer showed she had been reluctant to get involved in the fraud.
Like her brother, Elkheir has shown a taste for big budget celebrations.
In 2016 she splashed $10,000 on her daughter’s princess-themed first birthday party.
Physical transformation and a mega wedding for herself
Salim’s younger sister Khadijeh, or ‘Kat,’ took a leaf out of her brother’s playbok and held a mega-wedding of her own, rumoured to have cost upwards of $1 million.
Mrs Sakalaki even allowed media access to her lavish nuptials at Doltone House, where she tied the knot with Ibrahim Sakalaki.
With more than 30,000 Instagram followers, Salim’s younger sister Khadijeh, or ‘Kat,’ has an opulent lifestyle. Pictured with son Abraham
Mrs Sakalaki and her IT engineer husband Ibrahim Sakalaki (right) have a one-year-old son together, named Abraham, who she regularly posts to her Instagram
She first made headlines when pictures emerged of her dramatic physical transformation over the years. Pictured: before having cosmetic procedures
Mrs Sakalaki and her IT engineer husband have a one-year-old son together, named Abraham, who she regularly posts to her Instagram.
With more than 30,000 Instagram followers, Ms Sakalaki has an opulent lifestyle.
She first made headlines when pictures emerged of her dramatic physical transformation over the years.
Married to an Ibrahim
Mehajer’s sister Aiisha managed to connect her family with Australia’s equally as notorious clan – the Ibrahims.
In November 2017, Aiisha married Hassan Sam Sayour, the nephew of nightclub identity John Ibrahim.
In November 2017, Aiisha married Hassan Sam Sayour, the nephew of nightclub identity John Ibrahim
Like her sister Khadijeh, Aiisha has also gone under a drastic physical transformation over the past decade
Their extravagant wedding followed suit with the Mehajer lavishness, and came after the shooting of John Ibrahim’s bodyguard Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata the night before.
Like Khadijeh, Aiisha has also gone under a drastic physical transformation over the past decade.