Lawyers for the ex-king of Malaysia have confirmed that he is divorced from his glamorous Russian beauty queen bride Oksana Veovodina – and was told four weeks ago about the breakup.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old Oksana Voevodina is quoted as saying that this is a & # 39; provocation & # 39; and she is & # 39; never divorced & # 39; of the former monarch.
The latest twist follows the former reality show star – also known as Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko – this week she posted a romantic video in which she showed her and the former King Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V together and seemingly happy.
However, it was not clear when the video was made.
But the Singapore lawyer who reportedly acted for the sultan, confirmed the divorce last month in accordance with Syaria law.
Lawyers for the ex-king of Malaysia have confirmed that he is divorced from his glamorous Russian beauty queen bride Oksana Veovodina – and was told about the break four weeks ago.
Nevertheless, the 27-year-old Oksana Voevodina is quoted as saying that this is a & # 39; provocation & # 39; and she is & # 39; never divorced & # 39; of the former monarch. Pictured: Oksana in her Miss Moscow days in 2015 (left) and in a recent social media post covered with diamond jewelry (right)
Lawyer Mr. Koh Tien Hua said: & Rihana was informed of her irrevocable divorce on 22 June 2019 through her lawyers Alexander Dobrovinsky & Partners of Russia and she was given a copy of the divorce certificate. & # 39;
The Kelantan Syariah Court had approved the divorce and issued the divorce certificate on July 1, he said.
The traditional Islamic divorce involved the three Talaqs in the presence of two competent Islamic witnesses, The Straits Times reported today.
This is said to be the & # 39; most serious & # 39; form of divorce according to Islamic law.
It came soon after she gave birth to the only male heir to the Sultan on May 21.
However, the Russian bride – who married last year's 50-year-old ex-king after a whirlwind romance – has spoken to deny divorce according to Malaysian news portal Portal Malaysiakini.
Oksana Veovodina, the Russian beauty queen who married a Malaysian sultan, has released a video in which the two tell about their marriage amid reports that they have been divorced
In the video, which is in English with Russian subtitles, Oksana gushes over the depth of her love for Kelantan's Sultan Muhammad V, saying that she & # 39; the last person in his life & # 39; want to be
Early in the new year, Sultan Muhammad V (pictured) renounced his marriage, a shock movement that in some reports was linked to his controversial marriage
& # 39; I was in Russia with my child. We were not in Singapore for a divorce proceeding in June. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; This is an act of provocation, we are never divorced. & # 39;
MailOnline could not verify the quotes that were allegedly from the former Miss Moscow.
Her mother Lyudmila Gorbatenko, 48, declined to comment on the divorce reports.
During the week, her friends in Moscow seemed to confirm the divorce.
But another lawyer in Moscow, who acted for Oksana, ex-senator Evgeny Tarlo, claimed: & There are a significant number of people who envy their marriage.
The former Miss Moscow is said to have been forced by Malaysian toppers to be unhappy with the bride of Sultan Muhammad V
& # 39; They have a wonderful relationship, a beautiful wedding and a beautiful baby. & # 39;
He had previously strongly denied that a divorce had taken place, insisting that he had not seen any such paperwork.
& # 39; Oksana is married for love and is still married, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Divorce is just talking from a yellowish (scandalous) media. We have no official papers. We know nothing. & # 39;
The statement from the ex-king's lawyer is all the more surprising because on Friday the Syriah Court in Singapore said it had no reports of the divorce the couple had filed.
It was not previously known that celebrity lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky acted for Oksana.
In the video she posted last week, she said: & I will take care of him and of course I want to be the last person in his life, and I want to stay with him until the end of my life. & # 39;
The couple was married on 7 June last year when Sultan Muhammad V was the Malaysian king.
The Islamic marriage was not reported.
In November a ceremony followed in Moscow that leaked out to the media.
Then followed lurid messages about the past of the beauty queen, including an episode in which she participated in a reality show under an assumed name.
In this Russian show, she was filmed having sex in a swimming pool with a male participant, according to reports.
A collection of ordinary modeling photos also appeared, which apparently contributed to the dissatisfaction in conservative Malaysia during the competition.
In January, the king took the shock of deposing his throne.
This week, attorney Tarlo said that Oksana divided her time between a country house near Moscow and a luxury apartment in the city.
Her expenses were paid by the former king because she cares for the son of the couple, he said.
Last week, the provincial government in Kelantan denied any knowledge of the divorce of the sultan.
The couple married at an alcohol-free ceremony in an elitist concert hall in Barvikha's luxury Moscow suburb on November 22 last year after converting to Islam
Oksana posted this photo of her pushing her son Leo in his pram in a Malaysian palace last month
This is despite the appearance of a copy of the & # 39; divorce certificate & # 39 ;.
Oksana recently posted a photo with her husband on July 6 – and she also sees pushing a pram with her baby.
She also apparently gave warm details – not previously revealed – of their encounter.
But on 9 June she made a message that could be considered ambiguous – or even very critical – of the ex-king.
Pictured: Miss Moscow 2015, Oksana Voevodina
She wrote: & # 39; The man who really loves his wife will do anything for his lover.
& # 39; Love and caring are the basis for a strong and healthy relationship.
& # 39; A good husband will always support his wife and be nice.
& # 39; Always interested in how she feels and looks after her when she is tired.
& # 39; Always 100% keep their promises.
& # 39; Always takes responsibility for the family and does not put this responsibility on his wife's shoulders.
& # 39; During pregnancy he would give his wife more attention, gifts and care.
& # 39; Relationships are based on how people can support and understand each other.
& # 39; Family is the result of the work of two people who can give for free & # 39 ;.
Mr Koh works for Eversheds Harry Elias LLP.
He is said to have acted with another lawyer-lawyer, Yoon Min Joo.
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