Cricketer Imran Khan Confirms Marriage With Former BBC Weather Reporter Reham Khan

06/01/2015 4:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan addresses his supporters during an anti-government rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of Khan rallied in the capital Islamabad demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's remarriage to a 41-year-old former BBC weather reporter has caused a significant stir around the globe.

The 62-year-old initially denied his marriage, even tweeting out that the reports of his marriage were greatly exaggerated.

However, according to a report inThe Daily Mail, Khan confirmed last night that he has secretly married Reham Khan, a divorced mother of three. According to the report, Khan told reporters last night at the Heathrow airport: "I am going to Pakistan to share good news about my marriage with the nation. I have nothing to hide."

Last year in October, Khan's ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith (the couple divorced in 2004) said that she was dropping her marital surname for her maiden name, because Khan intended to get married again, according to NDTV. A family friend said Khan's relatives, including his sisters, were against the marriage and were surprised he went ahead.

Meanwhile, Reham has been facing a lot of heat from critics in Pakistan after news of the union broke, acccording to the Daily Mail.

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