The internet was abuzz when it was rumoured that Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman, or better known as Dato’ Seri Vida (DSV) and her much-younger personal assistant, Ahmad Iqbal Zukefli, were in a romantic relationship.
Yesterday evening (Thursday, 26th October), Berita Harian reported that the 23-year-old chap is no longer Dato’ Seri Vida’s assistant. Does this mean that he has been fired by the 45-year-old cosmetic millionaire?
In order to squash dating rumours, DSV made the decision to transfer Iqbal to the marketing department as of yesterday. Moving forward, Iqbal will be focusing on expanding the Pamoga Health & Beauty products. “He won’t even need to see my face as often,” said the Malaysian celebrity, insisting that “we are employer and employee, there is nothing more between us“.
This comes after DSV’s 12-year-old daughter Cik B (real name Nur Edlynn Zamileen Muhammad Amin) expressed her disapproval at Iqbal on her Instagram post. She even called him an “attention seeker” and accused him of wanting her mother’s fame and fortune. DSV even admitted that the recent gossip has tarnish her image as a businesswoman.
In speaking with MStar, the Malaysian diva confessed that it is tricky when getting into a relationship because she may not know the person’s true intention. “It is undeniable that I want a man who can care for me and love my children and me, but I have yet to find that someone truly special,” she told the publication.
“Cik B and Kacak (her 10-year-old son Muhammad Eric Zacquan) need to be given attention, they are still traumatised from my divorce. They hope to be loved by a father but when they started to show trust and affection, the marriage ended in divorce,” DVS shared, referring to her 3rd marriage that ended in April.
Do y’all think that this is the best arrangement for DVS and Iqbal?