Malala Yousafzai reveals she got married in a small ceremony at home.. Malala Yousafzai is officially married.
On Tuesday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner confirmed on Instagram that she got married to Asser Malik, the general manager of high performance at the Pakistan Cricket Board, in a traditional ceremony at her home in the UK.
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“Today marks a precious day in my life,” Yousafzai captioned her photos. “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.”
The 24-year-old girls’ education activist wore a beautiful pink outfit that was designed with gold detailing throughout. Her husband wore a three-piece tuxedo and a pink tie that matched Yousafzai’s outfit.
Yousafzai’s marriage comes shortly after she said in the July issue of British Vogue that she didn’t think she would ever get married.
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married,” she said. “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?”
Her parents, Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai, also shared their excitement for their daughter’s marriage on Twitter alongside images taken by Malala Yousafzai’s friend, photographer Malin Fezehai.
“It is beyond words. Toor Pekai and I are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Alhamdulillah,” her father wrote.
Representatives for Malala Yousafzai and Asser Malik did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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