A Brit has been branded a gold digger after marrying a Dubai millionaire – but she says she shops at Dior to make herself feel better.
Soudi Al Nadak, 26, from Sussex, met her businessman husband Jamal Al Nadak, 32, when they were both studying at university in Dubai.
The couple had mutual friends and often met at parties.
Jamal had to ask her out three times before she gave him a chance.
They have now been together for seven years and married for three years.
She was often asked if she was in a relationship with someone from a different culture and religion, so she decided to make a TikTok video to show her unique marriage.
Interest in the video quickly grew and Soudi now has 1.1 million followers.
While many people love her content, some accuse Soudi of being a gold digger and leave offensive comments.
She joked the best way to deal with the hate is to shop at Dior to make yourself feel better.
The couple’s marriage is governed by rules such as banning friends of the opposite sex, knowing each other’s passwords, and making each other’s location available at all times.
People may not understand their relationship, but Soudi said it’s working for her and they’re deeply in love.
Soudi said: “On our first date he completely spoiled me, took me to the best restaurant in Dubai, picked me up in his luxury car and even after the date he kept calling me and we couldn’t stop talking.
“A few months later we planned various trips together and flew around the world. Then we decided to get married.”
Their wedding was a suitably lavish affair, spanning three separate nights, with the main night taking place at the Versace Hotel in Dubai.
She said: “All the sets were designed by me. Even though it was during the Corona period, 1,000 people came every evening.
“All events are ladies only, which is traditional in Jamal’s culture.
“Then we had another wedding for my family in a manor house in the UK.”
After receiving many questions about her marriage, Soudi decided it was best to use social media to explain things.
She added, “People always make a lot of assumptions, so I want to get the story straight.
“I always enjoy taking my followers on shopping trips, food reviews, and vacations.
“It makes me feel so connected to the world.
“Jamal and I don’t hide anything from each other, we communicate openly, we have each other’s passwords.
“We always leave our locations on when we’re apart so we know where we are.
“We don’t have friends of the opposite sex.
“I always dress modestly and always make sure everything is perfect like my hair, nails and makeup.
“I’m always careful about what I share on social media to respect Jamal and his family as they are a closed community.”
Speaking of the nasty trolls that pop up online from time to time, she said, “I think I get a lot of hate from people just because they’re jealous or they don’t understand my relationship and the content I make.”
“I think if you post your life on social media, people will always comment.
“I would be lying if I said everyday is easy as I get a lot of horrible comments on a daily basis and that’s why I just go to Dior to make me feel better.
Soudi said her husband advised her not to recognize the hate and just stay true to herself.
She added: “People always assume I’m the gold digger and Jamal is using me for my body.
“But that’s not the case, we really love each other, but it’s not his fault that he’s a millionaire and I love shopping.”
“We’re just living our best lives out here.”