Firebrand MP George Galloway gets wed for fourth time.. but wife number three says they're still married
NEWLYWED MP George Galloway’s ex-wife has claimed they are still married. Galloway, 57 – dubbed Gorgeous George – wed his fourth wife in Amsterdam at the weekend, just two days after a stunning by-election victory made him the Respect MP for Bradford West.
But last night, his third wife Rima Husseini said: "We are still married under Islamic law.”
Rima gave birth to Galloway's son only four months ago – after he met fourth wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi who, at 27, is 30 years his junior and two years younger than his eldest daughter.
Galloway already had a son, Zein, with Lebanese Rima, his former researcher, before they married in a Muslim ceremony in 2007.
At one stage, they were reported to have split up – but a second son, Faris, was born in December 2011.
At the weekend, Galloway confirmed he had married Dutch Indonesian anthropologist Putri.
But last night, Rima is reported to have said: "We are still married under Islamic law.
"There is a misconception you can have four wives in Islam but it’s just not true in the 21st century.
"It may have been the case hundreds of years ago as a way of looking after women in the villages who had lost their husbands, but it doesn’t exist now.
"It’s just a stupid, man-made thing in some Arab countries.
"It’s not true. Under Islamic law we remain married.
"Under English law, he hasn’t done anything illegal. But morally, it’s a different story. (...)