Imran Khan divorces wife of 10 months

first_imgFormer Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan has parted ways with his second wife Reham Khan – 10 months after the couple tied the knot. Imran, who now leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a political party with no mean influence in the country, was earlier married to Jemima Goldsmith for nine years from 1995 to 2004.Also read: Being a woman doesn’t limit me, says Reham Khan  This is a painful time for me & Reham & our families. I would request everyone to respect our privacy. Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2015I have the greatest respect for Reham’s moral character & her passion to work for & help the underprivileged. Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 30, 2015The reasons behind the split between Imran and Reham are still not clear. A PTI spokesperson claimed the couple had divorced with mutual consent but a report quoted sources as saying that the two were facing issues for a while now. Also read | Imran Khan wedding: Im the Dim and Re the Ravishing’Not getting along’Imran’s divorce with Reham has not come as a surprise since rumours of troubles in their marriage had been doing the rounds for some time and they were reportedly living apart.We have decided to part ways and file for divorce. Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) October 30, 2015Rumours of a troubled relationship between the two had been doing the rounds for some time now. People close to Imran’s family also claimed that the former cricketer was living separately from Reham since past many days.A source close to the PTI chairman said the two were “just not getting along.” Reham wanted to get involved in politics and Imran was facing resistance on this front from his close aides in the party. Also Reham’s disliking for Jemima who remains in touch with Imran because of their sons is one of the reasons stated to be behind the divorce. advertisementImran’s earlier wife Jemima, who was a British citizen and belonged to an affluent family, and had two sons with Pakistan’s only World Cup-winning captain, had converted to Islam and cited the writings of Muhammad Asad, Charles le Gai Eaton and Alija Izetbegovi as her influences. But despite trying hard for close to a decade, she had to leave Imran as it was announced that Jemima faced difficulties in “adapting to life in Pakistan”.Imran had married Reham, a British Pakistani journalist on January 8, 2015, nearly 11 years after calling off his first marriage. Widely hailed as one of the greatest all-rounders cricket has ever seen, Imran has been hugely popular as a politician.Reham, now 42, had also been married previously to Ijaz Rehman from 1993 to 2005.last_img read more