Lawyers for the ex-king of Malaysia confirmed he has divorced his glamorous Russian Beauty queen bride Oksana Veovodina - and that she was told about the breakup four weeks ago.
Despite this, 27-year-old Oksana Voevodina is quoted saying that this is a 'provocation' and she has 'never divorced' the former monarch.
The latest twist follows the former reality show star - also known as Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko - this week posting a romantic video showing her and former king Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V together and seemingly happy.
Yet it was not clear when the video had been made.
But the Singapore lawyer reported to be acting for the sultan has now confirmed the divorce last month in accordance with Syariah laws.
Lawyers for the ex-king of Malaysia confirmed he has divorced his glamorous Russian Beauty queen bride Oksana Veovodina - and that she was told about the breakup four weeks ago
Despite this, 27-year-old Oksana Voevodina is quoted saying that this is a 'provocation' and she has 'never divorced' the former monarch. Pictured: Oksana in her Miss Moscow days in 2015 (left) and in a recent social media post covered in diamond jewels (right)
Lawyer Mr Koh Tien Hua said: 'Ms Rihana was informed of the irrevocable divorce on 22 June 2019 through her lawyers Alexander Dobrovinsky & Partners of Russia and a copy of the divorce certificate was given to her.'
The Kelantan Syariah Court had given its permission for the divorce and it issued the divorce certificate finalising it on July 1, he stated.
The traditional Islamic divorce involved the three Talaqs in the presence of two competent Muslim witnesses, reported The Straits Times today.
This is said to be the 'most severe' type of divorce under Islamic law.
It came soon after she gave birth to the sultan's only male heir on 21 May.
However, the Russian bride - who wed the 50 year old ex-king after a whirlwind romance last year - has spoken to deny the divorce according to Malaysian news portal portal Malaysiakini.
Oksana Veovodina, the Russian Beauty queen who married a Malaysian sultan, released a video of the pair talking about their marriage amid reports that they have gotten divorced
In the video, which is in English with Russian subtitles, Oksana gushes about the depths of her love for Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, saying she wants to be 'the last person in his life'
Early in the New Year, Sultan Muhammad V (pictured) abdicated, a shock move that was linked by some reports to his controversial marriage
'I was in Russia with my child. We were not in Singapore in June for any divorce proceedings.'
She added: 'This is an act of provocation, we have never been divorced.'
MailOnline was unable to authenticate the quotes purporting to be from the ex-Miss Moscow.
Her mother Lyudmila Gorbatenko, 48, declined to comment on the divorce reports.
During the week her friends in Moscow appeared to confirm the divorce.
But another Moscow lawyer acting for Oksana, ex-senator