Actor Aeril Zafrel insists that his wife, Wawa Zainal, had broken off her previous engagement by the time they got into a relationship, reported Harian Metro.
Aeril, whose real name is Suhairil Sunari, said actress Wawa had ended her June 2010 engagement before they met later that year.
"In fact, I know the man and had contacted him when I just started to get to know Wawa. To me, this is an old matter that should not be made into an issue," he said.
Aeril said the allegations were made by groups which wanted to make matters worse when it was revealed last Friday that they had secretly married on Feb 25 last year.
"We are married. Please give us space to be happy," he said.
Before their announcement, Wawa, or Nur Hawa Zainal Abidin, had denied last month that she had secretly married Aeril and was pregnant, insisting they were nothing more than friends.