Daphne Iking is pregnant

Newlywed TV personality Daphne Iking is pregnant, her husband and business partner Azmi Abdul Rahman has confirmed.

"It has been widely speculated that Daphne is pregnant and I'm telling you now that yes, it is true," Azmi, who is also known as Joe told The Star on Saturday.

Joe, whose vast business interests includes Redberry, The Malay Mail, Bernama TV and The Malaysian Reserve added that this is as far as he would divulge.

The couple tied the knot in a simple akad nikah ceremony at Iking's hometown in Penampang, Sabah last January.

Iking, 31 also adopted the Muslim name of Dahlia when she converted to Islam in the same month.

"He's (Joe) been my rock after the failure of my first marriage became a public issue," she told The Star in an earlier interview.

She married businessman Ryan Chong on Jan 27, 2007 in Bali and she has a daughter Isobel Daniella, three. Iking and Chong divorced in 2009.

Earlier this year, Iking was embroiled in a controversy over an enticement case brought by Chong against businessman Darren Choy for seducing her, with the intention of having sexual intercourse between July 2007 and September 2008.

The case reached an out-of-court settlement that involved a public apology by Choy to Chong last March.

-The Daily Chilli