Pakistani politician and cricket legend Imran Khan has married a woman described as his ‘spiritual adviser’ in a private ceremony this weekend.
It’s a third marriage for Khan, who had previously been hitched to British socialite Jemima Khan and TV presenter Reham Khan.
In stark contrast to the 65-year-old’s previous weddings, which garnered much attention thanks to the celebrity status of both Khan and his brides, the former playboy’s marriage to Bushra Wattoo in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday was held under the radar.
Pictures of the ceremony, which saw the bride – a divorced mother-of-five in her 40s – wear a full face-veil, were posted on the Twitter account of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) party, Daily Mail writes.
Khan, once known internationally for his high-profile tabloid romances, is loved by millions across the cricket-obsessed nation for winning Pakistan its only World Cup in 1992.
He married British socialite Jemima Khan in 1995 and had two sons with her before their divorce in 2004.
He and second wife Reham Khan, host of a local TV talk show and a BBC weather segment, divorced suddenly in October 2015, just ten months after they wed.
Born in Lahore into a comfortable family, Khan was educated at Pakistan’s prestigious Aitchison College, at boarding school in England and then at Oxford University.
He became one of the world’s greatest ever all-rounders – a fearsome fast bowler and dangerous batsman – whose finest hour came at the 1992 World Cup, where at the age of 39 he led an inexperienced team to the title.
His PTI party plans to contest a general election due in Pakistan this year.