Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has spoken about what life is like in an arranged marriage
It's very easy to forget that arranged marriages still happen in our day and age, however that’s exactly how Nadiya Hussain – presenter and winner of The Great British Bake Off 2015 – met her husband, Abdal.
Nadiya, 32, was just 19-years-old when she got married, and in a candid interview with Good Housekeeping, she’s admitted that having an arranged marriage can be tough.
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Nadiya and Abdal, who have been married for 13 years, have three children together - Musa, nine, Dawud, eight, and five-year-old Maryam - and are now very happy together.
But, in a rather shocking revelation, Nadiya revealed that she didn't actually love her husband for a number of years after they tied the knot.
"Love is strange... It creeps up on you and then smacks you in the face. I didn’t know my husband, and then we had two children, and then I fell in love with him," she explained.
While things have turned out well for Nadiya and Abdal, the mum-of-three revealed that she would not be choosing spouses for their children.
She said: "It’s tough – you are pretty much marrying a complete stranger. We need to move with the times. I don't think my children need me to find them a husband or a wife. They will do a better job than I will."