Cheating Scandal: Aliff Aziz’s Wife Announces Divorce


[Update] Bella Astillah announced via an Instagram post yesterday that she and Aliff Aziz have officially divorced.

She wrote: “Praise the God, everything went smoothly just now. Perhaps my destiny with Aliff ends here. I hope after this, I can be the best mother to Ayden. Thank you for those who have ceaselessly prayed for me and my family. Everything that happened was fated. I accept it.”

Singaporean actor Aliff Aziz, who is now based in Kuala Lumpur, is embroiled in another cheating scandal. A photo of him and a girl, who is known as Nismel, went viral. In the photo, he was seen topless and she was leaning her head on his shoulder.

The photo was posted by Nismel’s friend, Manja, on Instagram story and was allegedly payback for Nismel not paying off her debt, as it included the hashtag “#bayarhutang”, which translates into “pay off your debt”.


In the IG story, Manja had called Nismel out, asking her whether she didn’t pity his wife and kid and mentioned her unpaid debt. Nismel is reportedly underaged. Some reports indicated her age as 17, while in one of her Instagram posts, Manja wrote that Nismel is 16.

Manja also contacted Aliff’s wife, Bella Astillah, to let her know.

After the photo went viral, Bella, 25, took it to Instagram to announce their separation. She wrote:

“Thank you for your thoughts and opinions on my struggling marriage, it has not been easy at all, but I know some of you have good intentions for reaching out to me while some are just malicious for calling me out as being the biggest idiot in the world for trying to uphold my fallen marriage.

It has taken me everything, mentally and physically, to finally come to the decision that I will be moving on with my life without Aliff, if I want it to improve in any way at all for my son.

I would sincerely appreciate it if the public would stop sending me DMs, calling, and messaging me to further talk and speculate on this issue.
I’ve given you a piece of my mind, all I ask is that you respect my decision and give me some space while I go through these trying times.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Moving on with my little soldier. Thank you for all the support especially my family.”


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Nismel took it to Instagram stories to deny the allegations that she had slept with Aliff. She also uploading a post to clarify the allegations. She wrote:

“I admit that while I took a photo with Aliff, I didn’t do anything. I got to know Aliff at a private party that was attended by a lot of people, and at that time, my friends were also there. They know I wouldn’t cross the line. All this started because of malice and the photo became gossip fodder. Even when I did an Instagram live, they recorded it because they were jealous of me because I managed to take a photo with an artist and made up stories about me. I apologise that this blew up. I don’t know how to rectify it.”

She accompanied it with a caption that read, “I apologise deeply. All of this is not my fault. It’s a result of my spiteful friend who posted various things until the issue blew up like this. If you don’t think this is the truth, you can ask Aliff himself.”

This was the third scandal the 28-year-old actor has been embroiled in over two years. In 2017, he went to for karaoke with actress Afifah Nasir, angering his wife who went down to confront the pair.

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In February this year, he was caught in another scandal after going clubbing with actress Oktovia Manrose. Similarly, his wife called the both of them out after being tipped off by an Instagram user.


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Assalammualaikum, AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN. . . Sejak kes yang dulu, saya berikan peluang pada dia sebab setiap manusia buat kesilapan dan sebab saya pandang anak saya. But what I’ve been through korang takkan boleh imagine. Selepas Aliff habis shoot telemovie baru2 ni dia buat hal lagi dengan heroin yang bekerja dgn dia dlm tele tu. 2 hari sebelum habis shoot, dia dah start berkelakuan lain di mana dia dah tukar password phone dan bila saya paksa buka phone, dia buka tapi dia pandai dia dah delete whatsapp dia dengan heroin tu. Saya cakap dgn dia I’m not a kid kalau tak ada apapa kenapa perlu delete? So saya nakkan kepastian saya call heroin tersebut jawapan dia kepada saya “Ya Allah bella takde apapa pun, kenapa Aliff buat hal lagi ke? Boleh tak bagi Via jumpa dia Via nak cakap dgn dia ‘BACK TO ALLAH’ “ rupanya org yang nasihat dan comfort saya ni org yang sama2 pergi club dgn Aliff, menari2 peluk dan mabuk sama2. Saya bila solat saya minta Allah beri petunjuk tentang rumahtangga saya, tak sangka doa saya dijawab dengan begitu cepat. Sangat cepat. Saya terkejut. Terima kasih kepada Insan yg dm saya kalau tak, saya ni takkan tahu apapa hanya dgn Ayden je kat rumah. Ingat, hiburan dunia ni hanya sementara. Kepada Aliff; kalau awak rasa bahagia dgn kehidupan mcm tu dan dah jumpa pasangan terbaik yang awak rasa serasi boleh pergi club sama2 yang boleh jaga makan minum pakai awak, teruskan.

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Since the previous incident, I’ve given him chances because every man makes mistakes and I had to consider my son. But you can’t imagine what I’ve been through. After Aliff wrapped up filming for his telemovie recently, he had another scandal with the lead actress in the telemovie. Two days before the shoot ended, he started acting differently, whereby he changed his phone password. And when I forced him to unlock his phone, he did but he stealthily deleted his WhatsApp conversation with the actress. I told him, ‘I’m not a kid. If there’s nothing wrong, why do you have to delete it?’ I wanted confirmation so I called the actress. She told me, ‘Oh my God, Bella, there’s nothing between us. Why? Did Aliff give you problems again? Can you let me meet him so I can talk to him?’ As it turns out, the person who gave me advice and comfort is the same person who went clubbing with Aliff, danced while hugging him and got drunk together. When I pray, I pray to god for guidance for my marriage. I didn’t expect my prayers to be answered so soon. Too soon. I was shocked. Thank you to the individual who sent me the direct message. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known anything and would have just been with Ayden at home. Remember, the entertainment world is only temporary. To Aliff: if you feel happy with this life and you think you’ve met your soulmate whom you can go clubbing with and can take care of you, go on.”

Oktovia took it to Instagram stories to claim that she was not drunk and that she and Aliff had gone out as friends. Bella took a screenshot of the IG story and added her own comment, “Why would you go out as friends till 3am? Do you know that he hasn’t come home to his wife and kid for a week? Don’t you feel guilty going clubbing with him? Are you serious? The person who sent the DM wasn’t drunk. I’m not so stupid to release a statement. I have more than enough evidence. I have videos. I have three videos.”


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Sebagai kawan? Aduhh. Dah terang lagi bersuluh. Dah dah lah tu jaga je aliff dgn anak awak 🙂

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Aliff’s claim to fame came when he won first place on Suria’s singing competition, Anugerah 2007 when he was 16. He went on to clinch a $100,000 contract with Mediacorp and released chart-toppers. He is the older brother of local singer Aisyah Aziz.

In 2011, after serving National Service, he moved to Kuala Lumpur to further his career. He tied the knot with Bella Astillah (real name Dayang Ara Nabellah Awang Astillah), then an undergraduate, in 2016 after dating for almost two years. They have a two-year-old son, Mohamad Ayden Adrean Aliff.

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