Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz cites 'empty soul' as reason for extramarital affairs

By Linh Le   May 15, 2024 | 04:46 pm PT
Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz disclosed during his appearance on the Malaysian TV program “Melodi” that he cheated on his wife, local singer Bella Astillah, because his “soul felt empty.”
Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz and his wife, Malaysian singer Bella Astillah. Photo from Azizs Instagram

Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz and his wife, Malaysian singer Bella Astillah. Photo from Aziz's Instagram

According to The Star, the 33-year-old actor admitted that he made mistakes by having affairs and expressed regret for failing to appreciate what he had.

"I couldn’t control myself," he confessed. "This mistake isn’t something to be proud of. It made me very stressed and embarrassed."

He also mentioned that the case of khalwat (close proximity) involving himself and Malaysian actress Ruhainies, 32, is still under investigation.

Khalwat is defined as when a woman and a man who are neither married to each other nor related by blood are found together in a private setting. Aziz and Ruhainies were detained at the actress’ condominium in Kuala Lumpur in March on the charge, according to The Straits Times.

The actor was then accused of having an extramarital affair with Ruhainies. His wife Astillah, 30, even alleged that he had cheated on her 11 times, including with her own younger sister.

In response, Aziz exposed Astillah’s affair, which he later claimed that he regretted doing.

Aziz and Astillah, who are parents to two children, were united in marriage in 2016 but chose to separate in 2019 amid ongoing allegations of Aziz’s infidelity. They reconciled in 2020.

Astillah initiated divorce proceedings again following Aziz’s detainment in Malaysia alongside Ruhainies, and their divorce process is still ongoing.

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