Published on 03 Aug 2015 | about 1 year ago
In 2009, Sania Mirza became engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza, a millionaire businessman. However the wedding was called off shortly after. She started dating Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.On 12 April 2010, she married Shoaib Malik in a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India followed by Pakistani wedding customs for a mahr of ₹ 6.1 million (US$137,500). Their Walima ceremony was held in Lahore, Pakistan.
The online attention the wedding received made Mirza the most searched woman tennis player and Indian sports person in 2010, according to Google Trends.The wedding was even more controversial because Malik was accused by another girl of already being married to her and hence he could not marry Mirza without first divorcing her. Initially for many days, Malik refused to grant the divorce claiming he was never married and as this resulted in media attention, he finally divorced the girl.
“Even now shoaibmalik and Sania are together in Dubai and we love to spend as much time as possible together. Shaoibmalik and Saniamirza have a strong relationship and we knew before we got married it would not be easy. But at times it gets frustrating reading baseless stories about our marriage