The reason behind Jemima Goldsmith and Imran Khan’s separation has come to light

English journalist and screenwriter Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith (born 30 January 1974) was previously married under the name Jemima Khan. She is the creator of the television production firm Instinct Productions. She worked as an associate editor for The New Statesman, a British political and cultural magazine, and as the European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair, an American magazine.

Goldsmith, the eldest child of businessman Sir James Goldsmith (1933–1997) and Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest–Stewart, was born in London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals. Her mother is the daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry and comes from an elite Anglo-Irish family. Goldsmith’s father, Major Frank Goldsmith, was a former Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) and a wealthy hotel mogul. His family was of German-Jewish heritage. Her grandma on her father’s side was French.

When Goldsmith was born, her parents were already married to separate people; but, in 1978, they remarried to provide their kids legal status. She has three maternal half-siblings, Robin Birley, and five paternal half-siblings, Ben and Zac Goldsmith, her two younger brothers.

Childhood and schooling

Goldsmith was raised at Ormeley Lodge and went to Francis Holland Girls School after graduating from The Old Vicarage Prep School. She rode horses in London from the age of ten until seventeen. Goldsmith enrolled in the University of Bristol in 1993 to study English, but she left the school in 1995 to marry Imran Khan. Ultimately, in March 2002, she earned an upper second-class bachelor’s degree Later, she attended the School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2003, the University of London granted her a master of arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies with a specialization in Modern Trends in Islam.

Career in theater, television, and film

Jemima Khan established Instinct Productions, a content production firm specializing in television, documentaries, and movies, in London in 2015. Khan, together with Alex Gibney and Emmy-winning filmmaker Blair Foster, executive produced the Emmy-nominated six-part documentary series The Clinton Affair for the A&E Network under Instinct Productions.

She served as executive producer of the Emmy-nominated TV documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed, which was based on the Adnan Syed case and inspired the popular “Serial” podcast, directed by Academy Award nominee Amy Berg (“Deliver Us from Evil”).

Her involvement with Ryan Patrick Murphy’s FX American Crime Story Season Three, a ten-part drama series about the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, earned her a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination. The show is called Impeachment.

What’s Love Got to Do with It?, an award-winning cross-cultural love comedy starring Lily James and Emma Thompson and produced by Khan for Working Title Films and Studio Canal, debuted at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival and took home the Best Comedy prize at the 2022 Rome Film Festival. At the 2023 National Film Awards, it received four wins—Best Screenplay, Best British Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor—out of nine nominations.

executive produced by Khan

Tanaz Eshaghian’s Emmy-nominated documentary short, As Far As They Can Run, executive produced by Khan, tells the story of children with intellectual disabilities in rural Pakistan who are fighting to be accepted and valued by a culture that has marginalized them.

She was previously the executive producer of the 2013 saw the release of Alex Gibney’s documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, which received a 2013 BAFTA nomination. In addition, she co-executive produced the Robert Greenwald-directed documentaries Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA (2016).In November 2016, she co-produced the Arcola Theatre production of Drones, Baby, Drones, which was directed by Nicolas Kent and Mehmet Ergen.

In addition, Khan serves as executive producer for Julian Fellowes’ TV drama series about the Rothschild financial dynasty. She also contributed to The Crown, a historical drama series that portrayed Diana, Princess of Wales’s last years; nevertheless, she requested for her She felt the “storyline would not necessarily be told as respectfully or compassionately” as she had planned, so she asked for contributions to be removed.

Imran Khan

Goldsmith wed the retired cricket player Imran Khan in 1995. Khan would go on to become Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister from 2018 to 2022, and the couple had two boys together in 2004 saw the couple’s divorce. Diana, Princess of Wales, was close friends with Goldsmith and paid her a visit in Lahore in 1996. A mentally ill passenger attempted to seize control of the British Airways aircraft on December 29, 2000, when Goldsmith and her family were on their way to Kenya. The aircraft was momentarily knocked off course and plunged thousands of feet. Jemima was scared of flying even before the incident; she’s petrified,” her mother subsequently remarked.

She had £20 million and was ranked number 18 on the Evening Standard’s list of young millionaires. She returned to London after divorcing Hugh Grant in 2004, and the two subsequently started dating. As reported in an Evening Standard article from 2005, “Jemima’s profile” went from being “high during her first marriage” to “soaring since she became involved with Hugh Grant”. Although the media closely followed her relationship, a 2005 poll of

tourists in London chose them as “the celebrity couple people would most like to show them around London” Grant declared that the pair had “decided to split amicably” in February 2007. Furthermore, according to Grant’s spokesperson, he “has nothing but positive things to say about Jemima. The Daily Telegraph revealed in September 2013 that she was seeing British actor and activist Russell Brand. She separated from Brand in September 2014.

Imran Khan’s marriage

Imran Khan and Goldsmith wed in a Nikah ceremony in Paris on May 16, 1995. Additionally, on June 21, 1995, they had a civil ceremony at the Richmond Register Office which was followed by a midsummer gala at Ormeley Lodge. She converted to Islam a few months before her wedding, claiming Alija Izetbegović, Charles le Gai Eaton, and Muhammad Asad’s books as her influences She moved to Khan’s hometown of Lahore, Pakistan, when they were married,

where she picked up Urdu and started dressing in traditional Pakistani garb. She claimed to have “over-conformed in eagerness to be accepted” into Pakistan’s “new and radically different culture” in a 2008 piece for The Times. According to Goldsmith, Although officially Anglican before converting to Islam, she “was made familiar with Jewish traditions” because her paternal grandpa, Frank Goldsmith, was of German Jewish descent. Khan’s political rivals

utilized her Jewish background during her marriage to cast doubt on their legitimacy in Pakistani politics, particularly concerning claims that they backed the so-called Jewish lobby. From her marriage to Khan, Goldsmith has two sons: Kasim (born 1999) and Sulaiman Isa (born 1996). the faced charges in Pakistan in 1999 for allegedly smuggling historic tiles from the Islamic era. She claimed the accusation was made up to hurt and harass her husband,

yet she nevertheless fled Pakistan to live with her mother out of fear of going to jail. Following the coup d’état in which General Pervez Musharraf ousted elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, She was able to return to Lahore in 1999 after the Ministry of Culture and Archaeology confirmed the tiles weren’t antiquities and the court dismissed the allegations. When her husband started to become more active in his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Goldsmith stood by him.

The nine-year marriage was declared over on June 22, 2004, with the couple citing “difficulty for Jemima to adapt to the political life of Imran Khan in Pakistan” as the reason for the split. The couple had a friendly divorce. According to Khan, the most difficult year of his life was the six months before and after the divorce. Goldsmith and the two sons of the former spouse returned to Britain following their divorce.

The divorce settlement states that Khan’s boys visit him in Pakistan during their school breaks, and he stays with Lady Annabel Goldsmith, his former mother-in-law, when he travels to London to visit them. Jemima Goldsmith claims that she is still friendly with Khan. She was described as shy but also humble, fashionable, and level-headed when she was married.

Imran Khan’s marriage

Even when Imran Khan wed news presenter Reham Khan in December 2014, Goldsmith kept “Khan” as her family name. Nevertheless, she was still given credit as Jemima Khan for work assignments.

Jemima Goldsmith

jemima goldsmith
jemima goldsmith

Goldsmith in 2018
Born Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith
30 January 1974 (age 49)
Chelsea, London, England
United KingdomPakistan
Alma mater
University of Bristol (BA)
SOAS, University of London (MA)
Years active 1998–present
Spouse Imran Khan

​(m. 1995; div. 2004)​
Children 2
James Michael Goldsmith (father)
Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart (mother)
Family Goldschmidt (by birth)
Khan (by marriage)

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