FOOTIE star Riyad Mahrez is secretly married to model Taylor Ward.
They dress in white for an Islamic ceremony known as a Nikah – signing a contract that makes them legally married under Islamic law.
During the ceremony, the couple repeated the word “qubool”, which means “I accept”, three times.
A source explained: “Riyad and Taylor are now legally married under Islamic law following their ceremony late last year.
“For them as a couple, it is important to follow the traditions of his religion.
“The ceremony was short but sweet and kicked them off on the road to their second wedding, which is very much considered the main event. Taylor and Riyad are excited and very much in love.”
The Sun exclusively revealed that the couple got engaged last June after 16 months of dating.
Riyad knelt down with the £400,000 ring during a holiday in Mykonos, Greece, with Taylor’s parents – Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Dawn, 47, and former footballer Ashley, 51.
They went to lunch with close friends and Riyad proposed after the meal.
Riyad and Taylor together bought a £2million home in Cheshire last year.
Before that, he was married for six years to the mother of two daughters, 29-year-old Rita Johal.
In February 2020, The Sun reported how Riyad called the time for their marriage.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17243695/riyad-mahrez-dawn-taylor-ward-married/ Manchester City’s Ace, Riyad Mahrez and Dawn Ward’s daughter Taylor are secretly married