It’s official! Malaysian hijab fashion mogul Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor confirmed rumors about her relationship with celebrity preacher PU Riz after the couple got engaged yesterday.
The intimate ceremony attended by family members and close relatives was held at the house of Neelofa’s family in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, photos and videos posted online show.
“Thank you God for bringing such a special person into my daughter’s life,” Neelofa’s mom, Noor Kartini, wrote on Instagram. “I’m confident that he will make her happy.”
Rumors that the duo were romantically involved with each other began last month when Neelofa and PU Riz, whose real name is Haris Ismail, were seen together at the wedding of Neelofa’s brother. Soon after that event, Neelofa decided to wear the face veil for good. She continues to do so at all public appearances including her talk show Next To Neelofa.
“Wishing only the best for my little sister,” Neelofa’s older sister, Noor Nabila, wrote online, sharing a photo of herself with the newly-engaged lovebirds.
There is a six-year age gap between Neelofa and PU Riz, with Neelofa being older. The 31-year-old has not explicitly said anything about her engagement but thanked her family members for their well-wishes online.
“Thank you God for making this fall into place perfectly (smiling under my niqab),” she said.
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