Moroccan singer Dounia Batma: Gulf millionaire’s second wife
By Youssef Sourgo
Morocco World News
Casablanca, July 24, 2013
Dounia Batma, the talented Moroccan singer who made it to the finals of Arab Idol’s first edition, has recently affirmed her relationship with her Bahraini Manager, the millionaire Mohammed Alttork, and officially announced their upcoming marriage during an interview with Moroccan radio Chada FM.
According to the couple, the wedding is planned to take place next January in one of Casablanca’s most prestigious hotels. “Our wedding ceremony is going to be historical,” Dounia proudly told Chada FM.
“A myriad of famous Moroccan and Arab artists and influential celebrities are attending our marriage,” she added.
“We also have lots of unexpected surprises for you,” the couple told Chada FM.
However, Mohammed Alttork did not conceal the fact that he is already married and is a father of a young girl named Hala, who has made an appearance on Arab’s Got Talent.
Nevertheless, Dounia Batma, who already knows of her future husband’s prior marriage, does not seem to have any objections to that. “He is the one,” said a convinced Dounia, “he is my prince charming incarnated.”
The news of Dounia Batma’s upcoming marriage has, however, been received with ambivalent feelings by her fans. A group of them expressed their delight at the news and wished her a “joyful and prosperous life.”
“You guys need to leave her alone,” read a comment left by one of Dounia’s fans on one of the articles announcing her upcoming marriage. “She’s free to marry whoever she wants as long as she’s convinced of that,” the comment proceeded.
Other fans seemed less tolerant of her marriage to a man who already has a family and children. Some even went further than that to discuss his first wife’s feelings: “How would his first wife feel now that all of his attention will be drawn to another woman,” read one of the comments on the video of Dounia’s interview with Chada FM.
According to online news outlet Afriquinos, Mohammed Alttork has already spent around £ 210 000 on Dounia’s wedding ring, reportedly bought from Chaumet Paris. According to the same source, Dounia’s wedding dress costs about £ 1 000 000.