Dec 04 2017

Zarrab’s popstar wife to file for divorce: report

Ebru Gündeş, the popstar wife of Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, has decided to file for divorce after almost eight years of marriage, Hürriyet reported.

Gündeş told people close to her that she does not want her daughter Alara to be affected by Zarrab’s arrest in the United States last year for evading sanctions on Iran, and his subsequent decision to turn state’s witness, Hürriyet said.

Turkish prosecutors last week ordered the seizure of Zarrab and his family's assets, including property placed in Alara’s name. Gündeş did not have her assets seized due to a pre-nuptial agreement with Zarrab that kept their wealth separate.