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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 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. EPA
Imran Khan sitting with his bride Bushra Bibi during his marriage ceremony in Lahore. 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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