Imran Khan Ties Knot for the Third Time: Looking Back at His Most Famous Romances
Pakistani cricket legend turned politician announced his third wedding on Sunday through his party’s official twitter account. His new bride is Bushra Maneka, popularly known as Bushar Bibi, Khan’s alleged long-time spiritual adviser. In addition to countless actresses, models and socialites, here’s a look back at his highest profile love interests across the decades:
Before she was Prime Minister and he was cricketing royalty, both were students at Oxford in the Swinging Sixties. Christopher Sandford’s biography of Khan reveals the Benazir was Smitten by Khan, and the two were reportedly extremely close. Although rumors of their relations have never been confirmed, many of their peers supposed that it had happened, because, in the words of one Oxford friend, “Imran slept with everyone.”
The two met during one of Khan’s tours of India with the Pakistan team. He was frequently seen around with the Bollywood actress, and his teammates joked that she was to blame for his tired displays on the field on some days.
Khan’s most famous and longest relationship. He married British heiress and prominent Journalist Goldsmith in 1995. She converted to Islam, had two children with him, and even published articles in Pakistan. Unfortunately, the couple split in 2004, after it was reported that Goldsmith found life in Pakistan too difficult to adapt to. The two remain on good terms and share custody of their children.
Khan married Reham in January 2015, and by October of the same year, the two were divorced. The reason was never disclosed. A prominent journalist and television host, Reham continued to support Khan’s politics after their separation.