VIDEO - Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe denied on Thursday reports alleging that she was married to Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah during her adolescent years, according to the Al Arabiya news website.
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Wehbe, a model, actress and singer born to a Lebanese father and Egyptian mother, criticized media outlets that carried the alleged rumor. "Next time they will make me marry (US President Barack) Obama," she was as quoted as saying by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation's website.
According to Al Arabiya, several local news media outlets quoted Wehbe as telling the Voice of Russia radio station that she was married to Nasrallah when she was an adolescent.
According to the sources, Wehbe admitted that "Nasrallah is the only one who makes my heart pound," adding that she admires the Hezbollah leader because of his "wisdom and his balanced policy, as well as his role in blocking Israeli aggression against Lebanon."
The interview was apparently fabricated by a Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper.
Al Arabiya described Wehbe as an internationally renowned "Arabian beauty" who advertises "many renowned luxury brands."
She rose to fame in the Arab world as runner up in the Miss Lebanon contest and later through the release of her debut album.
In June 2010 Kuwaiti daily Al-Seyassah reported that Hezbollah banned Wehbe from boarding a female-only ship headed for the Gaza Strip.
According to the report, the terror group said that her "nudity … and immodest dress will harm the reputation of all women participating in the trip."