"My Sons' Father Is Next PM": Ex- wife Jemima Goldsmith congratulates Imran Khan

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Imran Khan with ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith
Imran Khan with ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith

New Delhi : Election in Pakistan is over and report confirms that cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan beats former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. After a slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election held on July 25, spoiled by allegations of fraud and militant violence, the final result is about to come. His fans are already calling him "Prime Minister Imran Khan" and celebration of his party members has started to bang the country’s floor

Jemima Goldsmith, the first wife of the thrice-married tweets and congratulated her "sons' father" for the "win".

Imran Khan's nine-year marriage to British socialite Jemima Goldsmith ended in 2004. She had converted to Islam before marrying the 65-year-old former Pakistan’s fast bowler. He was 42 and she was around 24 when she moved to Lahore to start a new phase of life with her Oxford-educated husband. 

Ms Goldsmith spoke about her ‘son’s father’ political journey and highlighted his sense of humour on Twitter. "I remember IK's 1st election in 1997- untested, idealistic & politically naive. I waited up for the call in LHR with 3 mo old Sulaiman, who I had lugged around the country. Eventually he called. "It's a clean sweep" & after my gasp, "... the other way." He roared with laughter," she said in a now-deleted tweet.

The couple has two sons, Sulaiman and Kasim, who stays in Britain with their mother after the divorce, which Mr Khan had credited to "geographical problems" and "difficulties of cross-cultural marriages". He had also told media that "political life was a nightmare for her".

Conversely, Pakistan remains her "beloved old friend". When Pakistan voted for a new government on Wednesday, she tweeted, "Happy Election Day Pakistan, you maddening, beautiful, crazy, beloved old friend. Here's hoping the people who count your votes, let your vote count. And you get the leader you believe in. Pakistan Zindabad!"

Imran Khan again got hitched in 2015. His second bride, Reham Khan, was a weather reporter for the BBC. However, the marriage lasted hardly 10 months.

On the same year, after months of speculation, the PTI chairman confirmed his marriage to Bushra Maneka in February. Their wedding photographs showed the bride hidden behind a veil.