Malaysia’s richest artist Siti Nurhaliza marriage to businessman Datuk Khalid was the first in the country’s history to be televised live.
The couple’s first reception was attended by royal families and country leaders. A second reception, one month later in Nurhaliza’s hometown of Kuala Lipis, Pahang, was reportedly attended by 10,000 people.
The pop star came under fire for marrying 47-year-old Khalid in 2006, who was 20 years her senior, and the father of four sons. The media speculated that Nurhaliza may have been behind Khalid’s divorce from his former wife. Those claims were denied by the singer.