Malala and Asser Malik address ‘some very serious comments’ on their first wedding anniversary

Published 10 Nov, 2022 11:36am

Images Staff

The couple recorded a fun video of them reacting to what people had to say about their relationship.

Malala and Asser Malik have been married a whole year and with someone as highly regarded globally as her, speculations about her partner were bound to be made. The couple made a fun video of them reacting to comments left by other people and they discussed Malik’s name, his attractiveness and feminism, with a joke or two between the partners.

On Wednesday, they shared the video of them seated side by side captioned, “Some important news on our first anniversary.” They tried to enact a joint prank on the audience by trying to make it sound like what they were going to discuss was something serious. They started out strong, “There’s something really important we need to tell you” but soon their words stumbled and out came the bloopers, “we’ve been married for one year and on our anniversary-”, “’cause this is serious,” before they finally said that they want to address some comments.

Reading off a card, Malala said, “I can’t wait for everyone who, not wrongly, fancies Malala’s husband to say he isn’t worth sh*t when they find out he’s 5’7.” Correcting the person, Malik responded, “Guys, I’m 5’11, okay, 5’11.” Malala cheekily added, “But not 6.”

Malik read the next comment. “Paul Rudd is the sexiest man alive. Me and every woman I know: actually Malala’s husband,” he said. “People Magazine, if you’re listening,” he hinted at a feature as a magazine with him on the cover made its way across the screen.

Malala was looking forward to reading the next one and we see why. “Malala’s husband is so hot, I can’t believe growing up people said boys wouldn’t like you if you’re a feminist and then Malala said actually that’s not true,” she read, amused.

The next one could either have been a light roast or something wholesome — Malik decided to choose the latter. “Malala’s husband really is tagging along to all important events with her, taking pics must be so fun for him,” he paused before adding a matter-of-fact “yeah”.

The last one sought to alter Malik’s name as being married to Malala has become a huge part of his identity, especially where the public is concerned. “From now on can everyone refer to Malala’s husband as Malala’s husband or perhaps he can change his last name to Malala because I have forgotten his name already,” read Malala. “Guys I thought we were calling him Mr Malala,” she responded humorously.

The last one was Malik taking a playful dig at his wife. “This one might be the worst one yet,” he said before reading something no one but him could have written. “Why does Malala overpack her suitcases every single time and make her husband carry them?”

Half laughing she responded, “Stop it, stop making up [things]” while he also laughed before the video ended.

The couple tied the knot in November last year. Malik, the general manager of the PCB’s High Performance Centre, and Malala, the Nobel laureate, had a small nikkah ceremony at the Yousafzai residence in Birmingham. She took to social media to post pictures from the nikkah, calling it a “precious day in my life”.