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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Third time a charm? Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan marries again

The 66-year-old Khan has married a faith healer named Bushra Maneka

A photo made available by the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) shows PTI chairman Imran Khan, third from left, sitting with his bride Bushra Bibi during his marriage ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf / EPA
A photo made available by the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) shows PTI chairman Imran Khan, third from left, sitting with his bride Bushra Bibi during his marriage ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf / EPA

Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumours that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives.

Khan's Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf party announced Monday that the 66-year-old Khan has married Bushra Maneka.

The party released pictures of a smiling Khan, showing him sitting with his new wife.

Imran Khan sitting with his bride Bushra Bibi during his marriage ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf / EPA
Imran Khan sitting with his bride Bushra Bibi during his marriage ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf / EPA

Rumours about Imran Khan's third marriage started circulating in January.

Khan has been divorced twice, having been married to socialite Jemima Goldsmith and journalist Reham Khan.

Maneka is a divorcee who comes from a deeply conservative family. Khan has in the past sought her out for spiritual healing.

Khan acquired a reputation as a playboy and ladies' man during his international cricket career.

Fans on Twitter have wished the couple well:

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