A suspended Sydney councillor, known best for the lavish wedding he held last year which shut down entire streets, has had an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) launched against him by his new wife.
Sydney police have verified that they received the AVO from former Auburn City Council deputy mayor Salim Mehajer's wife Aysha on Monday - also confirming that she used her maiden name on the application.
However, Mr Mehajer denied the reports when questioned by news.com.au, saying it was police who were pursuing him for an AVO - not his wife.
"As mentioned before, only death will do us apart (sic)," he said.
The 30-year-old has regularly posted affectionate photos of the couple together for social media, and had just days ago put up an image of them with the caption: "You put the smile on my face , the sparky in my eyes and the Love in my heart (sic)".
One commenter followed up the caption by adding, "The handcuffs on my wrists".
Mr Mehajer has already found himself in the press for a number of the wrong reasons, and now domestic abuse may soon been added to his lengthy list of misdemeanours.
The pair's wedding last year was dubbed the Australian wedding of the decade - an outrageous display of wealth, with helicopters, millions of dollars in cars and even a jet flyover.
But locals were livid after Mr Mehajer sent them intimidating flyers telling them to move their cars off the street or face having them towed - without the police even being notified of the event.
He was fined for the misinformation, and that sparked an investigation that ultimately led to the closure of the Auburn City Council.
He has also found himself in trouble for losing control of his Ferrari and careening into two women walking down a western Sydney street, sending threats to a personal trainer, and in February was suspended by his council for failing to disclose his financial interests.