JOHOR BARU - Johor-born celebrity Betty Banafe has tied a knot with a technology consultant Bruce Darghous from Britain in a simple akad nikah (solemnisation) ceremony held at her family house in Kempas here.
Betty or her real name, Betty Ibtisam Abu Bakar, 33, of mixed Arab, Malay and Javanese parentage married Darghous, 31, who also comes from a mixed English-Lebanese background.
She looked radiant in a bustier long gown with turquoise trimmings and smiled all the way throughout the ceremony with her husband who looked dashing in a black suit.
The ceremony, which started at 2.30pm, was attended by close relatives and friends from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta and England.
“Although there were ups and downs in our relationship I am happy that we ended as husband and wife and hope our marriage will last forever,” said Betty.
Betty received a dowry in a form of a ring and gold bracelet but declined to reveal the amount of duit hantaran (gift money) received.
The akad nikah ceremony was conducted by the Johor Islamic Religious Department deputy assistant chief (mosques management unit) Ahmad Faisal Mohamed and Darghous recited the nuptial once.
The wedding reception would be held at the Danga Bay Convention Centre on Dec 12 and the couple plan to spend their honeymoon at Sipadan Island in Sabah.
Betty, who comes from a family of six siblings, is also an entrepreneur in the food business with Banafee Village restaurant located along Jalan Abdullah Tahir here. -thestar