Imran Khan denies reports of marriage collapse with Reham

Published: September 23, 2015
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan rejected on Wednesday a media report suggesting his marriage with Reham Khan was on the rocks.

“I am shocked at a TV channel making a slanderous statement about my marriage. I strongly urge the media to desist from such baseless statements,” the PTI chief said on microblogging website Twitter.

On Tuesday, a local media report alleged the cricketer-turned-politician’s wife was staying at his Bani Gala residence even though she was “not welcome there any longer.”

Read:’Jemima running smear campaign against Reham’

The report, citing the editor of a local daily newspaper, claimed that Imran had recently returned from London where he had recently stayed with his children and Jemima, his ex-wife.

“The relationship with Reham, already on the rocks, has worsened since Khan returned to Pakistan. Differences between the couple may have reached point of no return,” the report stated.

Read: Reham used me ‘like toilet paper to clean up her image’: former husband

Jemima had tweeted photos of Imran and her sons posing together on her Instagram account during the PTI chairman’s stay in London.

Father and son. Who is taller?

A photo posted by @khanjemima on

This is not the first time, Imran has been forced to clarify controversies regarding his marriage.  Soon after the couple married, Reham’s ex-husband, NHS psychiatrist Dr Ijaz Rehman strongly denied allegations he had mistreated her during their marriage.

“I have never been involved in any kind of domestic violence in any shape or form,” said Dr Rehman, with whom she has three children. “I always looked after my children and wife very well.”

Further, Dr Rehman claimed she used him “like toilet paper to clean up her image” after she found herself harshly criticised by traditionalists in Pakistan who saw Imran’s bride as far too Westernised.

Read: Caught in the act: Reham alters university name on official website

Further, months after their marriage, it was found that Reham had not attended the Lincolnshire college as she had claimed on her personal website. She said she studied journalism at ‘North Lindsay College’ in Scunthorpe.

However, the college confirmed that it had never taught journalism and had no record of her being a student. She subsequently changed her website to state that she went to the Grimsby Institute.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Dija
    Sep 23, 2015 - 11:08AM

    The lady might be good to look at but lacks the substance!Recommend

  • shahid
    Sep 23, 2015 - 11:53AM

    @Dija:
    Yeah, jealousy is dripping …;Recommend

  • Last Word
    Sep 23, 2015 - 11:54AM

    The lady had political ambitions which were taken away abruptly by Imran and now staying with his ex wife for a few days would have been the last straw. Imran Khan is a self-centred man who will never allow his wife to take the limelight which may result in break up in the near future.Recommend

  • HS
    Sep 23, 2015 - 11:55AM

    So are these rumors also ‘greatly exaggerated’?Recommend

  • raw is war
    Sep 23, 2015 - 11:56AM

    they might have fought on who was more good-looking.Recommend

  • ahmed
    Sep 23, 2015 - 12:57PM

    Well, its the pervert media and pervert society which keeps peeping into people private lives. what is even more sad that both anchors are senior citizens of the country, they should not have even bothered talk about it let alone speculate and fabricate.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Sep 23, 2015 - 1:32PM

    What ?…….Katti Batti ….Pakistani version.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Sep 23, 2015 - 2:03PM

    @ahmed:

    Instead of running a slander campaign against Arif Nizami through their social media trolls, Niazi and Reham should sue Arif Nizami for defamation.Recommend

  • Shakil Ahmed Khan
    Sep 23, 2015 - 2:09PM

    ITs their personal life, let them carry on with it, if they wish to be separated or stay together its their choice!Recommend

  • saimah
    Sep 23, 2015 - 2:43PM

    @ Last word
    take limelight but not at the expense of Imran’s part..opportunists are always disrespected.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Sep 23, 2015 - 3:05PM

    The one who incessantly spewed bile and slander against CJ Chaudhry, Justice Ramday, Najam Sethi, Nawaz Sharif and Mir Shakil ffor two whole years, is now getting incensed when the same is happening to him…….ah the irony!Recommend

  • Insan
    Sep 23, 2015 - 3:14PM

    About damn time. She has caused so much heartache for Imran Khan. She has let the party down, and severely dented Imran khans image. Well done Imran Khan. You finally saw the light.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Sep 23, 2015 - 3:52PM

    @Insan:

    Trust me, if there is anyone who can make PTI the ruling party before the extinction of mankind – that person is Reham Khan. Niazi is as y’all know is the loser of the highest order.Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Sep 23, 2015 - 4:52PM

    U-turn Imran said the same thing about his marriage rumor.Recommend

  • raider
    Sep 23, 2015 - 7:38PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    yes reham could do money laundering, manipulate institution record, coerce govt officials and appoint “zakota gin”, i acknowledge his abilities she is,a true face of Pakistani politicians liable to be called “fit to rule this country” Recommend

  • Zahir
    Sep 23, 2015 - 7:39PM

    Given the fact she was successful at BBC in journalism,
    given the fact she did not use any fake degree to get that job at BBC, given the fact she was successful at BBC as a popular anchor, we should ignore the thing about the school.
    We are humans, and some time say things, we regret later.
    Everyone of us need improvement & we all make mistakes, what only matters is if we have evolved out of it or at least trying our best to grown out of superficial aspects of life. We are all vulnerable to being not real, Recommend

  • MJS
    Sep 23, 2015 - 7:44PM

    Imran got into this marriage to earn political capital. He has now realized that she is causing his quest to power more harm than he imagined. He does not need her anymore. I give them 6 more months.Recommend

  • Ray
    Sep 24, 2015 - 12:13AM

    Imran is no match for Reham she will use him like a tissue paper …he is used to western women now he will deal with something more special….three months down headline parties parted ways due to irreconcilable differences. anyone want to bet? Imran will say I can’t give up on my sons.Recommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Sep 24, 2015 - 1:09AM

    @Zahir Given the FACT that she lied about her education or misrepresented her educaiton, we CAN NOT ignore it, given the fact :)Recommend

  • sabi
    Sep 24, 2015 - 6:15AM

    Caught between two women is Imran Khan, a delicious sandwich for media walas! Recommend

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