It is official! Imran Khan, ace cricketer-turned-politician of Pakistan and his wife of 10 months, Reham Khan, have filed for divorce. The couple shared this news on Friday, thus ending a fairy-tale romance that mesmerized international tabloids.
Their romance was intriguing, as it had charmed millions of people in Pakistan, as well as abroad and captivated several tabloids world-wide.
However, Imran Khan and Reham Khan, his second wife, announced on Friday, October 30, that they are ending their marriage by mutual consent. Imran, under whose captaincy, the Pakistan Cricket team won the 1992 Cricket World Cup had married the ex-BBC journalist in January this year in what many people termed as a low-key wedding ceremony.
Reham Khan was the first to take to Twitter where she wrote that they have decided to part and file for a divorce. Imran also tweeted expressing his enormous regard for his wife’s moral character and praised her for her great passion to help and work for the underprivileged people.
Imran Khan also wrote that it was a painful time for both him and Reham, as well as their respective families. He requested everyone to respect their privacy.
Reham, a journalist by profession had to face a lot of criticisms from several conservative Muslim people from Pakistan on social media. This was post her marriage with Imran had come to public knowledge and when her videos in Western outfits went viral.
Imran Khan had an image of a playboy when he was younger and has now built a strong political power base in the conservative northern regions of Pakistan.
There were rumors from several quarters in August this year, regarding the end of their marriage when Reham Khan had been campaigning in a by-election for a candidate in his hubby’s political party.
However, the candidate lost the election and Imran soon declared that Reham would not be having a political career in his party.
Imran was previously married to Jemima Khan, who is the daughter of James Goldsmith. The couple’s marriage had ended in the year 2004.
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