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

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.

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Asser Malik, Malala Yousafzai
Asser Malik and Malala Yousafzai. Asser Malik Twitter

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.

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.

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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; Asser Malik
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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Malala Yousafzai attends an intimate dinner and party hosted by British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. to celebrate Fashion and Film during London Fashion Week September 2021 at The Londoner Hotel on September 20, 2021 in London, England.
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."

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