Sania Mirza, India tennis star, and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik are officially divorced, a source close to the latter confirmed to InsideSport. The couple tied the knot in 2010 and have a boy named Izhaan Mirza Malik.
According to a report on Pakistani website Samaa, Malik reportedly cheated on Sania Mirza while shooting for a TV show. Amid rumours that the two were parting ways, the India tennis player shared a cryptic post on social media.
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“Where do broken hearts go. To find Allah,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
Zee News reported that a close friend of the couple said that they have decided to part ways already and only formalities are now left before the paperwork is done.
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“Yes, they are officially divorced now. I can’t disclose more than that but can confirm that they have separated,” InsideSport quoted a person who was part of Malik’s management team.
Sania Mirza is currently in Dubai while Malik is in Pakistan. He is a part of A Sports’ expert panel for the T20 World Cup 2022.
The two were together recently for son Izhaan’s birthday. Malik had shared pictures from the celebration.
Days ago, Sania Mirza had shared a picture with Izhaan along with a caption saying, “The moments that get me through the hardest days.”
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The divorce or the reason behind the reported rift is not confirmed. Shoaib Malik, however, has not been a part of Sania Mirza’s social media updates. Pakistani media reported that the couple was living separately for some time.
The couple is now only co-parenting son Izhaan, as per reports.
Sania Mirza is 35 years old. She announced in January this year that she would be retiring at the end of the current tennis season.