After months of speculation and rumours, actor Feroze Khan has confirmed that he and his wife of four years, Syeda Aliza Sultan have parted ways. The actor, while announcing the news on social media, shared that the divorce was finalised by a family court earlier this month.
Before the Khaani actor issued a statement, his wife, Aliza, took to social media and shared she had to "endure infidelity, blackmail and degradation" by Feroze.
Aliza opens up about 'abusive marriage'
"Our marriage of four years was an utter chaos," Aliza said in a statement. "In addition to continuous physical and psychological violence during this period, I had to endure infidelity, blackmail and degradation at my husband's hands." She added that after careful consideration, she has "reached the sad conclusion that I cannot spend my whole life in this horrific manner."
Aliza went on to comment, "The welfare and wellbeing of my children have played a significant role in this decision. I do not want them to grow up in a toxic, unhealthy and violent household. I am afraid that their mental development and approach to life would be negatively impacted by exposure to a such hostile environment."
Further elaborating, she shared, "No kid should ever have to grow up feeling violence to be a normal part of relationships. I would rather teach them that no wounds are too deep to be healed, no scars too shameful to be concealed at the cost of one's safety."
Feroze Khan issues statement
Taking to social media, the Habs star shared his own two cents on the matter. "As a law-abiding citizen of Pakistan, I have full confidence in the justice of the court," Feroze wrote. "Our divorce was finalised on September 3, 2022, after which I filed a family law case asking custody of and visitation rights pertaining to my children Sultan and Fatima in the eighth family judge district, East Karachi on September 19, 2022.”
He went on to add, “Today, on September 21, 2022, the Court heard both parties and allowed me to spend time with my children Sultan and Fatima for half an hour in his [the judge’s] presence. The Court then adjourned the matter till October 1, 2022, on which date it will resume further proceedings related to visitation rights whereby I can continue to meet my children.”
Feroze, while addressing his ex-wife, shared that he will extend his support and respect as the mother of his children. “As concerns my ex-wife, I shall extend her my respect and support as she is the mother of my children. I am afraid I am not in a position to further discuss this matter as the case is pending before the Court,” the Aye Musht-e-Khaak actor concluded.
In February this year, the former couple welcomed a baby girl. Feroze announced the news on his social media accounts and revealed the name of his daughter as well. The couple has named their newborn Fatima Khan. In 2019, Feroze and Aliza became parents to a baby boy, Mohammad Sultan Khan.
The actor had then shared the news on Twitter and wrote, "Alhumdullilah, this blessed Friday I’ve been gifted a son. literal Jummah Mubarak." The former couple had kept a low public profile for the last few years. The rumours regarding their separation began in 2020.
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