Following his alleged marriage to Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated the throne earlier this month, and now he is reportedly set for a divorce.
The 49-year-old king married the 25-year-old Miss Moscow in November and recent reports even said that the couple are expecting their first child.
Now, a new report from The Mirror is saying that the newlyweds’ marriage is currently on the rocks and they are on the brink of filing for divorce.
“The fairytale about the Russian Cinderella who married a king is likely to be over… preparing the necessary documents is already underway. The marriage lasted just a couple of months,” The Mirror cites Russian news outlet Tolko Nikomu.
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Former Russian Beauty Queen Converts To Islam To Marry Malaysia's King Muhammad V . . 25-year-old #OksanaVoevodina who won the title of Miss Moscow in 2015 has become the first lady of Malaysia after marrying the country's king. The Russian beauty queen married Malaysia's Muhammad V of Kelantan, 49, in a lavish royal wedding ceremony in the Russian capital after reportedly converting to Islam earlier this year. . . The 25-year-old who is 24 years younger than the king, known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong married him in a ceremony which took place on November 22 in a concert hall in the upscale Moscow suburb of Barvikha, according to Islam News.Malaysian news portal rakyatku.com said that the former beauty queen converted to Islam on April 16, 2018. #MediaGuideNGADVERTISEMENT
A few other Russian outlets also made similar claims but Voevodina’s father, orthopedic surgeon Andrey Gorbatenko, has dismissed the reports and said: “It’s nonsense. I do not read the internet but I would have been the first to know.”
News of the divorce come right after Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was named as the new king of Malaysia, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated the throne just 2 years after being crowned.
Update: This turned out to be a rumour after all.