Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

A day after divorce threat, Tharoors say we’re happily married

Shashi Tharoor with wife Sunanda Pushkar. (PTI) Shashi Tharoor with wife Sunanda Pushkar. (PTI)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: January 17, 2014 12:18 am | Updated: January 17, 2014 11:15 am

A day after Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda alleged that he was having an “extra-marital affair” with a Pakistani journalist and she would “seek divorce”, the couple on Thursday said they are “happily married and intend to remain that way”.

“We are distressed by the unseemly controversy that has arisen about some unauthorised tweets from our Twitter accounts. Various distorted accounts of comments allegedly made by Sunanda have appeared in the press. It appears that some personal and private comments responding to these unauthorised tweets — comments that were not intended for publication — have been misrepresented and led to some erroneous conclusions,” said the statement.

“We wish to stress that we are happily married and intend to remain that way. Sunanda has been ill and hospitalised this week and is seeking to rest. We would be grateful if the media respects our privacy,” it said.
The row erupted after Sunanda tweeted that the Pakistani journalist was stalking her husband and trying to “break” her marriage.
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