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Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith (also known as Jemima Khan; born 30 January 1974) is an English journalist, heiress, and campaigner. She is an associate editor of New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair.
Born in London’s Westminster Hospital Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and financier Sir James Goldsmith. Her mother was from an Anglo-Irish family and her father, the son of luxury hotel tycoon and former Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Major Frank Goldsmith, who was a member of the prominent Goldsmith family, which was of Jewish and French background. Her parents had a polyamorous relationship in which they were married to different partners but, in 1978, they married to legitimise their children. Goldsmith has two younger brothers, Zac Goldsmith and Ben Goldsmith, and five paternal and three maternal half siblings, including Robin Birley and India Jane Birley.
Goldsmith grew up at Ormeley Lodge and attended the Old Vicarage preparatory school and Francis Holland School. From age 10 to 17, she was an accomplished equestrian in London. Goldsmith enrolled at the University of Bristol in 1993 and studied English, but dropped out when she was married in 1995. She eventually completed her bachelor’s degree in March 2002 with upper second-class honours. In 2003, she received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focusing on Modern Trends in Islam.
Marriage to Imran Khan
Goldsmith married Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricketer, celebrity and philanthropist who later turned to politics, on 16 May 1995 in a traditional Islamic ceremony in Paris. They also had a civil ceremony on 21 June 1995 at the Richmond Register Office, followed by a midsummer ball at Ormeley Lodge. A few months before her wedding, she converted to Islam, citing the writings of Muhammad Asad, Charles le Gai Eaton and Alija Izetbegović as her influences. In Lahore, Pakistan, she learned to speak Urdu and also wore traditional Pakistani clothes.
She wrote in a 2008 article for The Times that she “over conformed in her eagerness to be accepted” into the “new and radically different culture” of Pakistan.
She stated that prior to her conversion to Islam, she was technically Anglican but “was made familiar with Jewish traditions”, since her paternal grandfather Frank Goldsmith was German Jewish. During her marriage, her Jewish heritage was used by Imran Khan’s political opponents to question their credibility in Pakistani politics, especially concerning accusations that they supported the Jewish lobby.
In 1999, she was charged in Pakistan with illegally exporting Islamic era antique tiles. She said that the charge was a fabrication to harass and damage her husband, but nevertheless left Pakistan to stay with her mother for fear of incarceration. After General Pervez Musharraf overthrew elected Prime Minister Navaz Sharif in a coup d’état, in 2000, the Ministry of Culture and Archaeology verified the tiles were not antiques, and the Pakistani court dropped the charges, allowing her to return to Lahore.
She supported her husband as he became more involved in his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (a.k.a. “Justice Movement”) party. Imran became a member of Pakistan’s parliament in 2002 and has been a “vociferous critic of President Pervez Musharraf”.
On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the couple had divorced ending the nine-year marriage because it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan”. The marriage ended amicably. Imran has said the six months leading to the divorce and the six months after were the hardest year of his life. After the divorce Jemima returned to Britain with the former couple’s two sons; according to the divorce settlement Khan’s boys visit him in Pakistan during their school holidays while he stays with his former mother-in-law, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, when he comes to London to see them. According to Jemima, Imran and she remain on good terms.
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