It’s been a difficult past week for Rihana Oksana as her very public divorce with Sultan Muhammad V made headlines nationwide.
Earlier this morning (Monday, 22nd July), the former Russian beauty queen took to Instagram to share an emotional post to thank her Malaysian supporters and also to announce that her son is 2 months old today.
Clearly feeling overwhelmed, she wrote, “I am writing this post and I cannot back tears“. She clarifies that they are “tears of happiness and gratitude” from the support she has received from people.
In addressing Malaysians, she expressed:
“You have big hearts, because you accepted … me – a girl who was born in a different country and grew up in a different culture. I am proud that Malaysian blood flows in the veins of my son and I will do everything for him to grow worthy of your love.”
Although the 27-year-old mum intentionally choose not to address her current relationship with the former Malaysian king, she admitted that she’s been the receiver of “a lot of malice, slander, and envy”.
“But you convince me that there is still a lot of kindness left in the world. If I had the opportunity, I would embrace each of you with joy. I feel your support and it is very valuable for me,” Rihana continued.
Last Saturday (20th July), Sultan Muhammad V’s lawyer, Koh Tien Hua, confirmed his divorce by releasing the copy of the letter via the Singapore-based Eversheds Harry Elias LLP law firm.
In case you didn’t know, the triple talaq divorce (known as talaq baayin, or the irrevocable divorce) “is the most severe forms of divorce in Islam. It stipulates that the couple cannot remarry unless the woman marries another man, and this man, of his own free will, divorces her or dies”.
Rihana’s father recently opened up about her divorce, which you can read about it here.