dalsingh101 Posted September 8, 2013 Report Share Posted September 8, 2013 (edited) Jonathan Aitken's socialite daughter Alexandra 'splits from her Sikh warrior husband after just three years' Alexandra Aitken and Inderjot Singh shocked their families when they wed in secret in October 2010 Sources claim they are now estranged, though Alexandra has declined to confirm the splitBy Rebecca Seales She was still a teenager when her father, former Conservative Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, was jailed for perjury. But Alexandra Aitken, now 33, made headlines of her own when she swapped her life as a London socialite to marry a Sikh warrior in India's Punjab region. Inderjot Singh, a member of the devout Nihang sect, met Alexandra, known as Ally, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar while she was on a yoga retreat. Though she didn't say a word to him during her week-long visit, the former 'It girl' travelled back six weeks later to declare her love. The Aitken family were amazed to learn the couple were engaged. When they wed in October 2010 in a 4am ceremony, the marriage was witnessed by 150 holy men, and Ally's twin sister Victoria. Ally wore a white turban and traditional shalwaar kameez for the ceremony, which she kept a secret from her parents. When news of her marriage broke, she admitted her father and mother were initially 'shocked' and 'upset'. She told Hello! magazine: 'When I said, "Daddy, I might be wearing a turban next time you see me", it was a bit of a shock. 'But my father loves my husband – it’s impossible not to. He’s happy for us.’ The former socialite, who once posed nude for GQ, seemed to have pulled off a complete reinvention, and devoted herself to meditation and charitable work. She was said to be building a school in Amritsar, and a meditation centre in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. Aside from his religious convictions, Inderjot is the son of wealthy property developers. His brother, Amanjot Singh, has previously defended his brother's choice of bride, saying: 'He is a very intelligent man so we trust his judgment. If he wants to make a life with her then we are happy for him.' But now reports suggest all is not well in Ally and Inderjot's Himalayan paradise, and that the couple may be living apart. A friend of the Aitken family said: 'Alexandra and Inderjot split earlier this year. She is still a devout follower of Sikhism, but their marriage was in trouble. The Aitkens told me that Alexandra then moved to Italy.' But if her marriage is over, it seems Ally's love affair with India is not. She is thought to have returned to the country and taken solace in the Sikh religion. 'Shocked': Jonathan Aitken (left) was initially upset to discover that his daughter (right) had married in India, in secret Traditional: After her marriage, Ally had stopped dyeing her hair blonde and adopted a simpler lifestyle She said in a recent interview: 'I consider Guru Gobind Singh [a Sikh spiritual leader and philosopher] my true husband.' Asked about her reported heartbreak, Ally told The Sunday Telegraph by email: 'Forgive me. Many believe, "don't talk unless it improves on silence."' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415401/Ex-socialite-Alexandra-Aitken-does-meditation-splitting-Sikh-warrior-husband.html Edited September 8, 2013 by dalsingh101 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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