Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain weds husband 14 years after arranged marriage


Nadiya Hussain with husband
Nadiya Hussain with husband

Nadiya Hussain has married her husband a second time, 14 years after their first tied the knot in an arranged marriage.

The Bake Off star was 19-years-old when she married Abdul in an arranged marriage in 2004, and the television personality recently took to Twitter to share with her fans snaps from her second wedding ceremony.

“Nothing fancy just love. No frills. Just us. We did it again. I do. I always will. I would do it all over again #married #secondtime @swarovski @whiskdrizzle @abumdm,” she captioned a photograph of the two of them hand in hand.

Another snap showed the pair beaming at each other as they signed the register.

Although Hussain had an arranged marriage, she is completely in love with her husband now.

Last year, she opened up to Good Housekeeping magazine about their lives together, saying it wasn’t easy marrying a stranger.

“It’s tough – you are pretty much marrying a complete stranger.”

She added: “I had an arranged marriage, and learnt you have to persevere and remember we are all human and all have faults…

“We had to live through the good and the bad, and have come out the other side. Love is strange… it creeps up on you and then smacks you in the face.

“I didn’t know my husband, and then we had two children, and then I fell in love with him.”

Hussain previously told the Mirror that although she and her husband were like chalk and cheese they were lucky to have a good marriage.

“We’ve become one of those couples who finish each other’s sentences. Arranged marriages get a bad reputation, people think they don’t work. I’ve seen them break down, but I’ve seen the same amount of non-arranged marriages break down – it’s down to the people. We were lucky,” she said.