The news that Riz Ahmed got married just popped up everywhere and it’s an opportune time to point out to our aunties looking to matchmake, that he is the perfect example of the kind of guy we want!
And the cute little love story of Ahmed and his wife, Fatima Farheen Mirza, is truly what hopeless romantics dream of!
When Riz Ahmed let slip that he got married on Louis Theroux’s Grounded podcast, he wasn’t ready to share his wife’s name, but changed his mind while talking to Jimmy Fallon on January 13th’s ‘The Tonight Show.’
Believe it or not, they actually met in a coffee shop. Ahmed and Mirza both sat down at the same table in a café while he was in New York shooting for “The Sound of Metal.” “We were both like jostling over the same laptop plug point,” he said. “It’s like a very modern way of meeting.”
One thing led to another, and the two eventually got married in a “super intimate” backyard ceremony. Ahmed told Fallon he didn’t mean for it to be a “secret” wedding, as it’s being characterized. “I never know how much is oversharing,” he explained. “Like, I’m into matcha lattes, but that’s just never come up. I’m not a secret matcha-latte drinker.”
And he sure didn’t mince words on his feelings about getting married in a small ceremony in the middle of the pandemic, “You didn’t have 500 aunties hanging around you, pinching your cheeks,” Ahmed said. “No disrespect to the aunties, but Asian weddings are big, and you always got these people crawling out of the woodworks, who I think are kind of probably impostors. They just smell the kebabs on the street and just wander in, like, ‘Yeah, I knew you when you were a kid!’”
Riz Ahmed’s wife, Fatima Farheen Mirza was born in 1991 in California. Her parents are of Indian descent, her mother is from Birmingham, and her father from Hyderabad. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. She is also a New York Times best selling author for her debut book ‘A Place for Us.’
Well, we will just hang in there and hope that someday we all also can have a love story that will make the world go awww!
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.