The two tied the knot this week in England.
Malala Yousafzai’s husband, Asser Malik, celebrates his marriage to Nobel Peace Prize winner.
On Wednesday, November 10, the 24-year-old shared a photo of the newlyweds cutting their wedding cake in a lovely tribute to her new life partner on Twitter.
The tweet read: “In Malala, I found the most supportive friend, a beautiful and kind partner – I am so excited to spend the rest of our lives together.”
“Thank you all for the wishes of our Nikkah,” he continued. “By following the tradition of our cricket team, we had to cut a victory cake.”
The Twitter tribute comes after Malala on Tuesday announced the couple’s marriage on Instagram. The Pakistani activist’s post contained two photos of the couple in a forest filled with autumn leaves.
She wrote the subtitle of her post: “Today is a precious day in my life. Asser and I teamed up to be partners for life. We celebrated a little nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers We are excited to join you on this journey. “
A nikkag is an Islamic ceremony in which both the bride and groom give consent to get married.
The news of their union comes months after Malala told British Vogue that she once thought marriage was not in her future.
“I still do not understand why people should get married. If you want someone in your life, why then should you sign marriage papers, why can it not just be a partnership?” she told the British publication for her July 2021 issue.
“Even until my second year at university,” she continued, “I just thought, ‘I’ll never get married, never have children – I just have to do my job. I want to be happy and live with my family forever.’ “
The 24-year-old concluded by sharing his revelation: “I did not realize that you are not the same person all the time. You change too, and you grow.”