Why and how Imran divorced his wife Reham?

Nov 08, 2015
Daily Mail On IK Pkg 08-11 LONDON: The marriage of cricket-turned-politician Imran Khan and his talk show anchor wife Reham Khan disintegrated after ten months and now it has emerged that Imran formally divorced his wife via text message amid furious rows, British newspaper said in a report. Citing sources, the Daily Mail reported the end finally came when Imran texted his wife the word ‘talaq’ (the Arabic term for ‘I divorce you’) written three times. This was followed by a brief email. Reham, who received the message as she stepped off a plane that had taken her from Pakistan to Birmingham, is believed to have also received a confirmation call from Imran’s chief of staff. Shaken and clearly upset, Daily mail reported, she was met by senior officials of PTI and driven to London, where one of Imran’s closest confidants began negotiating a financial settlement to annul the brief marriage. It said Reham immediately set about taking over Imran’s Bani Gala palace, telling friends it had been an ‘unruly and ill-disciplined household’. Her first major change, it is alleged, was to throw Imran’s beloved pet dogs from his bedroom. ‘They were no longer allowed to sleep in their master’s inner sanctum or even be there during the daytime,’ another source said. ‘Imran was upset when she had them shifted to a room outside the house and refused to budge despite his pleas.
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‘Then the house was re-arranged to suit the needs of Reham’s youngest daughter who lived there, as well as the elder daughter and son, who often visited. Members of Reham’s family pretty much came and went as they pleased. On the other hand, Imran Khan’s nephews and nieces were made to feel unwelcome.’ ‘She made his life a living hell. The wonder is that things dragged on for as long as they did. They argued over his habit of sharing his bedroom with his dogs, and her jealousy over his continued close relationship with Jemima Goldsmith, his ex-wife and the mother of his two sons.’ And her naked ambition for a leading role in politics was a serious concern. One party insider said: ‘It reached the stage where Imran was facing open revolt from his financial backers and party faithful. ‘He realised that the public obsession with what Reham was eating, cooking and wearing was deflecting from the political message. ‘She was becoming bigger news than him.’ Reham confirmed the split on Twitter. An announcement said their parting was ‘mutual’ and amicable.

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