Popular 1980s actor and TV presenter Zainol Macwilson has acknowledged that he is now married to a 38-year-old teacher from Perlis, reported Harian Metro.
Zainol, 58, famed for his role in the drama series Dia Semanis Honey, said he had previously denied the marriage when asked by the media out of respect for his wifeâ€™s family, who did not want the wedding to be publicised.
â€œThatâ€™s why I had to keep it a secret, it isnâ€™t due to shame,â€ said the actor who is now in his third marriage.
Zainol, who is the father of actress Zahirah Macwilson, told the daily that he has known his wife and her family for 20 years, but only reconnected in 2005, when he returned to Malaysia.
When they met again, she was already married.
â€œWe met again after a few years when both of our marriages were already in trouble,â€ he said.
He also denied that his new wife, who has two children from her previous marriage, was the cause of his divorce from Zahirahâ€™s mother.