Former Malaysian King Has Reportedly Divorced His Russian Wife After One Year Of Marriage

Rihana Oksana Petra and Sultan Kelantan

The former Malaysian King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan, has divorced Russian ex-beauty queen Oksana Voevodina, according to local media reports – an apparent abrupt end to the whirlwind romance that enraptured and befuddled Malaysia in equal parts.

The date of the divorce was listed as June 22 and it was marked as taking place in Singapore.

Former Miss Moscow Oksana Voevodina previously went public on Instagram about her life as the Sultan of Kelantan’s royal consort.

Taking the name Rihana Oksana Petra, the 25-year-old has garnered nearly 300,000 followers since she first began posting on Instagram in June.

Her posts, in which she shares pictures and talks about motherhood and married life with Sultan Muhammad V, has earned her widespread support from netizens.


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Sultan Muhammad V, 49, has made few public appearances since stepping down as Malaysia’s King on Jan 6, becoming the first monarch in the country’s history to abdicate.

He had ascended the throne in December 2016 and was meant to serve for five years under a rotating monarchy system shared between the country’s nine royal households.

Here’s a glimpse of their former fabulous royal life as told through Rihana Oksana Petra‘s Instagram photos:

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Text: Trinna Leong/The Straits Times & Natalya Molok