Nobel Peace Prize winner and women’s education advocate Malala Yousafzai has gotten married in Britain.
Malala posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday. It said, “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
Foreign media outlets have reported that her husband is Asser Malik. Social media users identified him as general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High Performance Centre.
The couple wed in an Islamic ceremony at Malala’s home in Birmingham. Family members were reportedly in attendance. Photos show Malala in a pink bridal costume.
Today marks a precious day in my life.— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
Has Malala backtracked from her controversial marriage views?
Social media users, however, cast a shadow of confusion over her decision. They suggested that Malala was backtracking on her controversial marriage views.
As recently as July this year, the activist told British Vogue magazine in an exclusive interview that she was not sure if she would ever marry.
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” the 24-year-old had said.