Justin Bieber's rumored ex-GF, 26, weds Egyptian tycoon, 62, in Santorini

Published June 28th, 2016 - 07:06 GMT
The happy couple on their wedding day in gorgeous Santorini. (Instagram)
The happy couple on their wedding day in gorgeous Santorini. (Instagram)

Model Xenia Deli, best known for starring in Justin Beiber's music video for song "What Do You Mean?" and featuring on the cover of Playboy, has wed in an elaborate ceremony on the island of Santorini.

The 26-year-old tied the knot with 62-year-old Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif on Saturday June 4 in an over-the-top event that is rumoured to have cost more than one million euros. 

The model apparently started dating her new husband, who is an Egyptian businessman, in late 2015. 

The wedding itself was hosted in the village of Pyrgos, at luxury winery and wedding venue Santo Wines, overlooking the ocean. 

Pictures that have emerged from the ceremony show that the 150 guests were seated in the open air on white chairs whilst the bride and groom were married under a huge canopy of fresh flowers. 

The bride wore a couture full length gown by designer Zuhair Murad which featured a sheer bodice and long sleeves embellished with lace and a full skirt with more delicate lace and ruffles.

The skirt, which was tied around the waist with ribbon, was removed for the reception to reveal a much sexier and slinky skirt underneath.

The model's five bridesmaids all wore slinky soft pink floor-length dresses with long sleeves from Walter Collection. 

Like the bride, some of them chose to have their hair up whilst others left their locks flowing for the special day. 

Not much is known about groom Al-Sharif's best men, but the man in question wore a blue three-piece suit, white shirt and softer blue tie.

Shots of the reception on social media saw the guest's tables bathed in soft purple light and with centerpieces of gorgeous fresh flowers.

The cake, which looked to have been at least a metre tall, was five layers and covered in tiny white meringues.

There isn't many other details of the day as there seems to have been a social media ban for guests, but some pictures show the bride enjoying herself on the dancefloor throughout the night. 

After the wedding the new couple enjoyed a short honeymoon. After spending a day or two in the sun at Santorini, they jetted off to Switzerland, where Ms Deli's parents live.

After a stop in Geneva, where Xenia posted photos of herself spending time with her cousin Kerry Deli, the honeymoon continued in Paris and Lisbon.  

She also hit out on social media at critics of the relationship the day after the wedding, writing a fired up post on Instagram.

'"Who you are to judge the life I live? I'm not perfect and I don't have to be! Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean" Bob Marley' she said.

Xenia was linked to Justin Bieber last summer after she starred in the music video for his single What Do You Mean?.

And former Victoria's Secret beauty Xenia Deli cheekily referenced her friendship with the pop hunk while starring Day 28 of LOVE magazine's advent calendar, lip-syncing her way through the catchy track in December.

The 25-year-old model looked incredible as she danced up a storm in a peach satin-panelled bra and matching high-waisted pants. 

Los Angeles-based beauty Xenia was rumoured to be romancing Bieber after the pair were spotted together following her steamy turn in his music video.

However, during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September, Justin insisted he was single and 'ready to mingle'.

In an interview with People magazine, the model put the romance rumours to rest while recalling how Justin 'taught me a lot about God.'

However, Xenia squashed rumours when she told the publication: 'This is actually a funny moment because we're not dating and we went to dinner as friends.

'[There's] nothing between us, but it's just funny how people make up stories,' she added. 

Xenia also noted Justin's faith when she recalled his show of emotion at the MTV Video Music Awards, where he teared up following his performance.

'I wasn't actually surprised because he taught me a lot about God – he was teaching me I should learn,' Xenia said, speaking of how they discussed spirituality while working together. 

The model was surprised by the depth of Justin's spirituality.

'What's so amazing to me is that he's so young, but already having those kinds of thoughts...I feel that he has a very deep soul and it's not empty.'

'He told me to remember one thing: that God is love...He doesn't get upset, he doesn't punish us for anything. He's only about love. He loves us how we are.' 

After starring in Justin's music video, Xenia revealed she had her sights on gigs outside of modelling.

She told Elle magazine at the time: 'For sure my plans is to get into the movies. I have some auditions for the movies, so we will see how they go. Besides modeling, I got into the acting classes, and this is what I enjoy right now and what I do with passion.'

By Lauren Ingram and Bianca London


© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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