Human Interest Malala Yousafzai's New Husband Shares Sweet Wedding Tribute: 'I Found the Most Supportive Friend' "I'm so excited to spend the rest of our life together," Asser Malik wrote in a loving post about Malala Yousafzai By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 10, 2021 10:59 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Malala Yousafzai's new husband is celebrating their marriage. Asser Malik penned a loving tribute to the activist, 24, on Wednesday morning, one day after Yousafzai first shared the happy news that the pair had tied the knot."In Malala, I found the most supportive friend, a beautiful and kind partner," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm so excited to spend the rest of our life together.""Thank you all for the wishes on our Nikkah," added Malik, whose Twitter bio says he is the general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board's High Performance Department.In addition to the sweet message, Malik shared another shot from their happy day, which showed them cutting a cake."In following our cricket team's tradition, we had to do a victory cake cutting," he wrote. Listen to the latest episode of our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day for more on Malala Yousafzai and Asser Malik's wedding news. Asser Malik and Malala Yousafzai. Asser Malik Twitter Malala Yousafzai Is Married! Activist Shares First Photos from Ceremony: 'Partners for Life'Yousafzai first shared the couple's happy news on social media, revealing that they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Birmingham, England."Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life," she wrote alongside a series of snaps with Malik. "We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers," she added. "We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead."In his own post, Malik shared one photo of the bride and groom holding hands outside Malik graduated from Aitchison College in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as Lahore University of Management Sciences, where he earned a degree in economics and political science in 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile.He is a co-founder of Last Man Stands Pakistan, an amateur cricket league, and previously worked with the Pakistan Super League franchise the Multan Sultans, per his LinkedIn. Everything to Know About Activist Malala Yousafzai's New Husband Asser Malik Details about the couple's relationship are scarce, but he has previously shared fun moments — including a photograph of the pair together while celebrating her 24th birthday in July — on social media. "Happy Birthday to the most amazing @Malala," he wrote in part. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.And in 2019, Malik posted a photo with her at a cricket match in Pakistan."Rooting for Pakistan with Saqlain Bhai, @aslitareen @adnanmalik1 and @malala," he captioned the snap. Malala Yousafzai and Asser Malik. Asser Malik Instagram A nikkah ceremony is an Islamic ceremony where the bride and groom consent to be married, according to the BBC.The outlet noted that in England, a nikkah is not considered a legal marriage, and it is not yet known whether the couple also had a civil ceremony. Malala Yousafzai Hopes Her British Vogue Cover Helps Every Girl 'Know That She Can Change the World' Months before tying the knot, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and women's rights advocate shared that she was not sure whether she would ever get married. "I still don't understand why people have to get married," she said in her cover interview for British Vogue's July 2021 issue Malala Yousafzai. Dave Benett/Getty Yousafzai went on to share that although she was once certain that marriage wasn't in the cards, her feelings began to change while studying at Oxford University. "I didn't realize that you're not the same person all the time. You change as well and you're growing," she said. "You have to find a future for yourself."