KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The marriage between Singaporean actor and singer Aliff Aziz with actress and singer Bella Astillah has officially ended with divorce.

The decision comes after months of controversy after Aliff and actress Ruhainies were detained on suspicion of khalwat (close proximity) by religious authorities and endless public drama with numerous allegations of infidelity dominating social media.

The pronouncement of divorce was made by the 33-year-old actor at 1.11pm today at the Federal Territories Syariah Lower Court, reported Harian Metro.

The proceedings were recorded by Syariah judge Wan Mohd Najib and Bella, whose real name is Dayang Ara Nabella Awang Astillah, was ordered to undergo the idah for three months.

In today’s proceedings, Bella, 30, agreed not to seek mutaah (consolatory gift) and nafkah iddah (alimony), reported Berita Harian.

Bella’s lawyer Azmi Mohd Rais also informed the court that the couple would not be claiming marital property (harta sepencarian).

”Aliff relinquishes full custody of the children to Bella. He will also not demand nusyuz if there is and the agreement will be signed today,” he added.

Aliff and Bella tied the knot in 2016 and are blessed with two children, Mohamad Ayden Adrean, seven, and Ara Adreanna, four.

The timeline of Aliff and Bella’s marriage:


Aliff Aziz proposes to Bella Astillah.


Wedding preparations and ceremonies take place amidst media coverage and public interest.


Rumours of marital issues circulate in the media before couple officially divorce in May.

Aliff and Bella would however reconcile shortly within the iddah period.

March-June 2024:

Aliff and actress Ruhainies are detained by religious authorities under suspicion of khalwat (close proximity) in a condominium in March kicking off a fresh round of controversies.

Accusations of infidelity by both sides follow, with Bella linked to actor Muaz Zabir while Aliff was accused of 11 past indiscretions.

The couple make trending topics on social media over the last two months for numerous revelations including from Aliff’s ‘girlfriend’ Sarah Yasmine.

Legal proceedings for divorce commence with Aliff initially refusing to divorce Bella citing he needed time to think before making such a big decision.

June 13 2004

Divorce becomes final, marking the end of their marriage.