Veena Malik of Bigg Boss fame has ended her over three years old marriage with businessman Asad Khattak after a family court in Pakistan granted them divorce.
They got married in December 2013 in a court in Dubai and have two children Abram, 2, and Amal, 1.
According to some reports, Veena and Asad had been living separately for the last three months. Veena reportedly wanted to join showbiz but Asad had been insisting that she look after their children.
The court in Lahore accepted Veena’s ‘khula’ (divorce) application and ruled in her favour after non-pursuance of the case by Asad Khattak.
Asad, who runs businesses in Dubai and the US, is the son of a friend of Veena’s father.
As she had filed for divorce, Veena will to have return 25 per cent of the ‘haq mehr’ (dower money) to Asad Khattak.
According to a court official, the 33-year-old actress had filed a plea seeking divorce in the Lahore family court in the first week of January as the couple had developed differences and could not live together.
The court had summoned Asad but he neither appeared nor filed a reply. Subsequently, the court accepted Veena’s plea and issued a decree last month validating the divorce between the couple, the official said.
The couple kept the development under wraps.
Veena is well known for her appearance on the Indian TV show Bigg Boss.