What Shoaib Malik Had Said About Divorce Rumours With Sania Mirza
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza had tied the knot in Hyderabad, India in 2012.
Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik announced on Saturday that he has married popular actress Sana Javed. The latest development comes amid rumours of Malik's separation with Indian tennis great Sania Mirza. Malik and Mirza had tied the knot in Hyderabad, India in 2012, following the cricketer's divorce with Ayesha Siddiqui. They were also blessed with a baby boy, named Izhaan, in 2018. However, over the past couple of years, strong rumours had emerged, suggesting that the couple's marriage is in trouble.
Addressing the rumours, Malik had suggested last year that their marriage is still strong, addressing Sania as his 'wife'.
"Humey saath mey rehna ka time nahi mil raha (We don't get much time to live together). When they (Sania and Izhan) went to perform Umrah I had commitments here and when I took a break and went to Dubai to spend time with Izhan, she had commitments in IPL. Everybody needs to understand we belong to different countries and have our own commitments. Neither I released a statement nor did she," he said. Check out his full interview below," Malik had told Geo News in April 2023.
Mirza, who retired from tennis last year, has always remain tight-lipped about his relationship with Malik.
On Saturday, Malik, in a joint Instagram post with Sana Javed, announced his marriage to the actress.
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.
She made her small-screen debut in 2012 with Mahira Khan's popular show, 'Shehr-E-Zaat'. Later, she went on to appear in many film and serials.
(With PTI Inputs)