Sania Mirza breaks silence on divorce Shoaib Malik
Indian tennis champion Sania Mirza has spoken out about her divorce from cricketer Shoaib Malik, confirming that they have been separated 'for a few months now.' This revelation comes a day after Shoaib Malik announced his marriage to actor Sana Javed on Instagram.
In a statement released by Sania's family, it was emphasized that Sania has consistently kept her personal life private, but due to recent events, she felt the need to share that she and Shoaib have been divorced for several months. The statement also conveyed Sania's well wishes for Shoaib on his new journey.
During this sensitive time, the statement appealed to fans and well-wishers to refrain from engaging in speculation and to respect Sania's need for privacy.
Shoaib and Sania, who share a five-year-old son named Izaan, have been living separately, with Izaan residing with Sania. Sania's father, Imran Mirza, informed the media that the separation was initiated through a 'khula,' a term denoting the right of a Muslim woman to unilaterally seek a divorce from her husband.
Rumors about differences between Shoaib and Sania leading to a split have circulated since 2022, with the couple seldom seen together over the past couple of years. Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza tied the knot in April 2010 in Hyderabad, the Indian player's hometown, and had been residing in Dubai.