In a stunning turn of events, former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik recently exchanged vows with actress Sana Javed, leaving many, including those close to the actress, in utter disbelief. This unexpected union unfolded against the backdrop of reports detailing tennis star Sania Mirza, Shoaib's ex-wife, initiating divorce proceedings and securing a 'Khula' several months prior.
The revelation of a covert three-year-long romance between Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed surfaced during a recent podcast on Pakistan’s Samaa TV. Journalist Naeem Hanif brought to light the intricate details of their affair, disclosing that their paths first crossed on the set of a reality show, where mutual attraction quickly blossomed.
Notably, whenever Shoaib made television appearances, he reportedly insisted on having Sana as a guest. Despite both seemingly content in their respective marriages, the attraction endured leading to a publicly known affair.
Sania Mirza took the initiative to inform Shoaib Malik's family, prompting their intervention in Dubai to mediate. Unfortunately, all attempts at reconciliation proved futile, culminating in divorce of Shoaib and Sania.
"Sana Javed and Shoaib Malik have been meeting for the last three years. At that time, Sana Javed was already married to Umair Jaswal. She met Shoaib Malik in Jeeto Pakistan. Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed started meeting consecutively on the show," revealed the Pakistani TV channel's journalist.
As per the journalist, Sana informed her husband Umair Jaswal, about seeking divorce only a few months ago, leaving him shocked. The divorce between Shoaib and Sania was reportedly handled discreetly, with the journalist describing it as occurring "so quietly that no one came to know about the separation; it was all very silent."
Two days after the official wedding announcement, actress Sana Javed took to Instagram to share romantic pictures with her newly-wedded husband. The couple has been receiving severe backlash from netizens.