Turkish singer Ebru Gündeş has filed for divorce from Iranian born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in Miami on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March.
Zarrab’s lawyer, Volga Gökçe, said in a statement that Gündeş initially conveyed the divorce decision on June 13, adding that the singer wanted to speed up the divorce process.
“Gündeş sent divorce papers to Zarrab on Sept. 23,” Gökçe said.
Gökçe also added that Zarrab welcomed his wife’s decision with respect despite his troubled situation.
Speaking to daily Hürriyet, Gündeş also confirmed the news about her divorce.
“Mr. Zarrab spoke his piece. My decision is real,” she said.
Gündeş and Zarrab were married on Feb. 11, 2010, and had a daughter one year later.
Zarrab was arrested in Miami in March over attempting to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.