Sania Mirza’s personal life became a trending topic on social media after former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik shared his wedding pictures on social media. The rumours of Sania’s divorce from Shoaib became a reality after the cricketer shared pictures of her wedding with Sana Javed on Wednesday. Now, Sania’s family has broken the silence on the matter.
In the statement, Sania’s team and her family wrote: “Sania has always kept her personal life away from the public eye. However, today the need has arisen for her to share that Shoaib and she have been divorced for a few months now. She wishes Shoaib well for his new journey ahead!
At this sensitive period of her life, we would like to request all fans and well-wishers to refrain from indulging in any speculation and to respect her need for privacy.”
The cricketer who was previously married to Indian tennis star, Sania, with whom he has a son, released a photograph on a social media platform with his new wife, with the words “And We created you in pairs”.
Their five-year-old son Izaan lives with Sania.
Sania’s father Imran Mirza told PTI that “it was a ‘khula'”, which refers to the right of a Muslim woman to unilaterally divorce her husband.
There have been strong rumours since 2022 about differences between Shoaib and Sania leading to a split, and they have rarely been seen together in the last couple of years.
Just a few days back Malik also unfollowed the Indian star on Instagram.
Shoaib and Sania had got married in Hyderabad in the Indian player’s hometown Hyderabad in April 2010 and they use to live in Dubai.
Sana Javed who has starred in a number of hit drama serial and also acted in Pakistani films had married singer Umair Jaiswal in 2020 at a simple ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But, two months earlier, reports about their divorce emerged.
With PTI inputs
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