Speaking on behalf of the Mirza family, Sania Mirza’s sister Anam Mirza shared a post earlier today, and confirmed that the ex-couple had been divorced for a few months now.
Sana Javed with Umair Jaiswal; Shoaib Malik with Sania Mirza, and Shoaib Malik-Sana Javed
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, the ex-husband of former Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, stirred a massive wave of criticism after his wedding pictures with Sana Javed surfaced on January 20. Now, Sania Mirza’s sister, Anam Mirza has taken to her social media page and confirmed that the ex-couple had been divorced for a few months now. In the post shared earlier today, she also requested fans to respect privacy amid the internet frenzy over the marriage and divorce between the two international sports stars.
Speaking on behalf of the Mirza family, Anam Mirza shared that the ex-couple had been divorced for a few months now and that she wishes Shoaib on his new marriage.
The Pakistani cricketer married popular Pakistani actress Sana Javed, who you might have seen in several dramas and advertisements. The wedding news came amid the separation reports between Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik.
Hours after the wedding pictures, Sania Mirza’s father admitted that the sports star took ‘Khula’ (Islamic divorce) from Shoaib Malik .
Interestingly, what’s more eyebrow-raising are the speculations that Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed’s ex-husband Umair Jaiswal were friends. In a Reddit post, fans are speculating theories of extra-marital affair, citing a previous post of 2023 wherein Malik wished Sana Javed on her birthday through his Instagram handle. What brought the post to the spotlight is the fact that the cricketer not only just tagged Sana Javed but also her then-husband Umair Jaiswal, thus fueling rumors of affair and friendship.
The actress is making headlines on social media at the moment for her recent marriage.
Sana Javed is a popular actress in Pakistan who has appeared in several hit dramas with famous Pakistani actors like Bilal Abbas, Feroz Khan, and others. The 30-year-old actress was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on March 25, 1993, and later moved to Lahore in Pakistan with her family, where she pursued her graduation course before foraying her acting stint.
This is not the first time the actress has fallen in love. Sana Javed was previously married to Pakistani singer-songwriter and music mogul Umar Jaiswal. The duo tied the knot in 2020, but their short marriage ended in 2023, followed by the intimate marriage ceremony with Shoaib Malik just 20 days into the New Year 2024. The rumors of separation ignited after Javed removed all her posts with former partner Jaiswal, but no official confirmation was made citing the separation.
The actress made her acting debut with a supporting role in Mahira Khan-starrer Shehr-e-Zaat drama that premiered more than a decade ago (2012), alongside, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mohib Mirza in the leading roles. Javed got her fame magnified as she acted in several critically acclaimed dramas like Khaani with Feroze Khan, and Dunk with Bilal Abbas, where she aced the negative role of a university student.
Her other dramas include Ruswaai, and Rangreza, where she played pivotal roles. In the year 2017, Sana Javed made her film debut opposite Danish Taimoor with the socio-comedy film Mehrunisa V Lub U.
In a joint Instagram post shared on January 20, Sana Javed and Shoaib Malik broke the internet with their cozy wedding pictures, later followed by the fans’ critical reaction, especially on the ‘And we created you in pairs’ phrase as they pointed the vagueness amid the third marriage of the cricketer.