Hiba Abouk, the ex-wife of Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi, has broken her silence following her divorce from the Moroccan footballer.
Despite the rape charges against Hakimi, Abouk said she was calm about the situation, adding that she needed time to process the shock.
Hakimi was charged with rape in February, and Abouk later revealed that the couple was in the midst of a divorce as a result.
Speaking to ELLE, Abouk said, “I am fine. There are days when it is like this, and others in which you’ve to know how to take blows and make decisions, sometimes complicated, and get used to new situations. Who would’ve imagined that in addition to facing the usual pain that a separation entails and accepting the grief that the failure of a family project to which I had given myself body and soul entails, I would’ve to face this ignominy. I needed time to digest this shock.
“When you separate, you restructure your life, but it’s not anything special either: you’ve to take iron out of the matter. It’s true that, with two children, it is emotionally complicated, but I’m not the first and I will not be the last. The important thing is that I have the peace of mind of having tried and having done everything I had to do. There are decisions that cannot be made overnight. For me it’s a premise not to rush in moments of crisis.”
Meanwhile, there have been claims that the settlement could be tricky as Hakimi has registered a huge part of his wealth in his mother’s name.
Abouk and Hakimi have two children, Amín, 3, and Naim, 1, together.
The pair married in 2020, two years after meeting in 2018.