Actor, model, and host Fiza Ali has frequently garnered attention for being vocal about her divorce. The celebrity recently sat down for a heart-to-heart in Good Morning Pakistan where she shared the contentions that led up to her split with ex-husband Fawad Farooq. Fiza recounted how Fawad collapsed at the court amid divorce proceedings.
“My family pointed out that if Fiza goes to court proceedings, she’ll draw attention. It doesn’t look nice so you [Fawad] should go. This is the lawyer and this is where you sign the papers,” the Ishq Tera actor disclosed how her former spouse had to oversee the legal dissolution.
She further revealed, “Fawad fainted at the court when he went to sign divorce papers. My brother had to take him all the way from there to the hospital.” Fiza recalled that her family was not too keen on her ex-partner. “My family, I think, had some issues with Fawad or maybe his family.”
The actor also discussed how her marriage lacked romantic compatibility. “I wasn’t given that comfort zone in that house. Fawad was caring and nice and everything but he wasn’t romantic. I was more like a friend to him,” Fiza remarked.
“Frankly I wasn’t his type. He wanted someone well-educated but I am just a ‘BA-pass’. He wanted someone well-groomed with English-styled hair and all that,” she added, explaining on how ill-fitted their match was. “These things would hurt me a lot. Why can I get ready for everyone but if I get ready for him, there is no romance from his end?”
The Naagin actor relayed that the two were great friends but this intimacy could not sustain a marriage. “[He never said] Fiza let’s go out on a drive. Or let’s go and have dinner together. Let’s go for your shopping. In all our years of marriage, maybe no one told Fawad [about these things] but I tried a lot,” she divulged.
Fiza has a daughter, Faraal, with ex-husband Fawad and is currently prioritising her upbringing as a single parent. In an earlier interview this year, the model emphasised the value of independence and education for her daughter. When asked if she plans to marry again, she said, ‘I will get married when I find someone who suits me and accepts my daughter Faraal and allows me to work.”
The persistent stigma surrounding divorce still casts a shadow over women who choose to break free from tumultuous marriages. A recent shift in societal attitudes is now challenging these judgments and encouraging open conversations about navigating the complex terrain of divorce.
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