Russian beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, now divorced from former Malaysian King Muhammad V of Kelantan, has stated on her Instagram page that she didn't want to say the truth about her marriage, because it would be painful.
In a post, written in both English and Malay, Voevodina noted she wasn't ready to describe the situation before and shared her doubts on whether she should make the details of the story public.
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Saya tahu semua orang sangat mahu mengetahui apa yang berlaku sebenarnya antara kami. Sebelum ini, saya tidak bersedia untuk menceritakan semuanya.. Kemungkinan, jika saya memberitahu anda kisah sebenar, saya akan merasa lega.. Tetapi, saya tidak mahu menyakiti sesiapa pun, ianya pasti akan menyakitkan sekali.😔 I know that everyone really wants to know what happened to us.. Before, I was not ready to reveal my story... Maybe, if I tell you the truth, I will feel better... but I just don’t want to hurt anyone 😔 it will be painful.
Miss Moscow 2015 and the then-king of Malaysia discreetly married in June 2018, and the news about their wedding made headlines later in November. Sultan Muhammad V resigned from his position in January 2019 amid speculations that the Malaysian rulers’ council had refused to crown the woman despite her conversion to Islam.