The ac­tress re­mains tight-lipped fol­low­ing singer­ac­tor Shahir’s dis­clo­sure of his in­ten­tion to wed her. TAHIR ALHAMZAH has the de­tails

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

THEY have been ru­moured to be a cou­ple for sev­eral years now. But last Sun­day, Shahir, whose real name is Ah­mad Shahir Zawawi, 29, fi­nally opened up about his re­la­tion­ship with award-win­ning ac­tress and singer Erra Fazira, 43.

The cham­pion of tal­ent re­al­ity show Akademi Fan­ta­sia (Sea­son 8) ad­mit­ted that they were in a se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ship and that he was ready to take the plunge.

When NST con­tacted Erra for com­ments, the sil­ver screen pri­madonna of the 1990s re­mained tight-lipped.

Ear­lier last week, when NST in­ter­viewed Erra dur­ing the launch of beauty prod­uct Triple white Gluthathione at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, she said she was in no po­si­tion to say much about her re­la­tion­ship with Shahir.

“As a woman, I don’t think it is ap­pro­pri­ate to talk about the next level of our re­la­tion­ship.”

Erra said her fo­cus was on her ca­reer and her daugh­ter, Engku Aleesya Engku Em­ran, 8.

“I ad­mit that at one time, I did give some thought on get­ting mar­ried again. How­ever, as time passes, I re­alised that if I’m fated to marry, I will. And if I don’t, it’s fine, too. I don’t go look­ing for a po­ten­tial hus­band.

“On that note, it is only nor­mal for any­one want­ing to love and be loved, but I’m not go­ing to make this a big is­sue. In the mean­time, I’ll just go with the flow and take a day at a time,” she said.

“As of now, I’m happy with the life that God has laid out for me. Be­sides work, I have am­ple time to dote on Aleesya,” she added.

Aleesya, how­ever, gets a lit­tle wor­ried when she has to leave her mother, to be with her fa­ther, Engku Em­ran Engku Zainal. The two di­vorced in 2014.

“Each time be­fore she leaves my house, she’d tell me to hug the pil­lows at night when I feel lonely and miss her,” said Erra of the only child.

Be­sides Aleesya, Erra said her close friends had also ex­pressed their con­cerns about her sin­gle­hood, prompt­ing them to match­make her with their ac­quain­tances.

“When I am not work­ing, I pre­fer to stay home. I’m not the type who would go out and meet peo­ple with­out a goal,” said the former beauty queen.

“Some friends have passed me mes­sages from el­i­gi­ble men. But, since I’m not much into the dat­ing game, there has been no fol­low-up ac­tion.

“But then again, if they are re­ally se­ri­ous, I’m sure they’ll find a way.”

Erra Fazira said in an in­ter­view with the New Straits Times that she is in no po­si­tion to say much about her re­la­tion­ship with Shahir.

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