Jamal Khashoggi was juggling secret wife and a fiancee in the months before his ...

Jamal Khashoggi was juggling secret wife and a fiancee in the months before his ...
Jamal Khashoggi was juggling secret wife and a fiancee in the months before his ...

Jamal Khashoggi married an air hostess in the U.S. and got engaged to a graduate student in Turkey in the months before he was murdered, the women have revealed. 

Mr Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the Saudi regime and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been visiting the consulate in Istanbul where he was to meet his fate in order to retrieve papers to prove he was divorced from his ex-wife in Saudi. 

It was only after he was butchered by assassins at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, that his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz learned that he had married a second woman just four months before his death.

Egyptian Hanan El-Atr, a flight attendant for Emirates airline, told Yahoo how they were married by an imam at a northern Virginia mosque in the States in June.

Exactly four months before his death the 59-year-old had married Hanan El-Atr, an Egyptian flight attendant for Emirates airline

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Exactly four months before his death the 59-year-old had married Hanan El-Atr, an Egyptian flight attendant for Emirates airline

He had been visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve divorce papers to marry his fiancée Hatice Cengi - neither Ms Cengi nor Ms El-Atr were aware they were both promised to Mr Khashoggi at the same time

He had been visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve divorce papers to marry his fiancée Hatice Cengi - neither Ms Cengi nor Ms El-Atr were aware they were both promised to Mr Khashoggi at the same time

The couple never received a marriage license to make their union legally official but Mr Khashoggi had bought a pair of rings for £1,500 ($2,000).

Receipts for the rings are still fondly kept by Ms El-Atr who told Yahoo how the pair met nine years before their wedding at a conference in Dubai. 

They had swapped phone numbers and kept in touch, sharing photos and videos with each other and their favourite lines from Arabic poetry. 

In the early days of 2018, Mr Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was flying to the Washington area and Ms El-Atr was flying there twice a month, meaning they began to spend more time together.

They became a couple and Mr Khashoggi invited her to his birthday dinner in March. Two weeks later he proposed.

'He said, 'You sure you want to be with me?'' said Atr, telling Yahoo of Khashoggi's proposal. 'He said, 'Because I have heavy luggage, I don't have a stable life.'' 

Ms El-Atr told him: 'I'm with you, Jamal, I believe in you and love you because [of] the way you are.' 

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Mr Khashoggi's reservations were understandable given the net was starting to close around him and other Saudi expats critical of the regime. 

Khashoggi with Hanan El-Atr after their wedding

Khashoggi with Hanan El-Atr after their wedding

In early May, just weeks after they became engaged, Ms El-Atr was hauled aside by security forces at Dubai airport. 

'They took all [my] devices. They came to

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