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Her name spelled: Haifaa Wahbi, Haifa Wehbe, Hayfa Wehbeh or Hayfa Wehbi. (Arabic: هيفا وهبي / هيفاء وهبي)
Born: March 10, 1976 Beirut, Lebanon.
Currently married to Egyprian Business man "Ahmad Abo Hashima"
Haifa Wehbe biography (bio):
Haifa Wehbe was born in a small farming town near South Lebanon. She grew up listening to jazz and R&B. She became a model at a very young age and won the title of "Miss South Lebanon" at age sixteen.
Wehbe's next distinction came in 1995 when she was runner up for Miss Lebanon. However, it was shortly discovered that she was married and had a daughter named Zeinab (Zaza). Her title was thus revoked. By 1996, she had recovered from the scandal and continued to model. She was seen on over 100 magazine covers.
She released her first album, titled It is Time (Arabic: هو الزمن Huwa az-Zaman) which was a hit thanks to her debut single "Agoul Ahwak (I say I love you)".
Her second album Baddi 'Eish (Arabic: بدي عيش I Want to Live) was released in 2005 and lived up to expectations due to the success of its lead single "Hayat Albi."
The album was released after the assassination of Lebanese politician Rafik Hariri and was titled to show her stance against Syria.
Her follow-up single was her biggest hit to date, "Ana Haifa" (I am Haifa) which became her novelty song. In 2006 she released a follow up single Bus al-Wawa which so far has sold respectably.
On June 10, 2006 Haifa became the first artist in the Arab world to perform with rapper 50 Cent when she performed as an opening act for his first concert in Lebanon, at BIEL in Beirut.
She remains popular among Lebanon's youth and makes countless television appearances. In July 2005, Wehbe, along with 14 other celebrities from the Arab world, began airing the live pan-Arab reality show series The Valley (Arabic: الوادي Al-Wadi), based on the French reality show La Ferme Celebrites. The show aired for three months. It was critically acclaimed and won over many of her harsh critics. The show featured weekly live performances in which Wehbe played a central role as well as singing songs from her new album. She also discussed her engagement, showing off her ring.
Her other non-musical successes include a few movie roles and TV hosting. Wehbe has also designed her own range of diamond jewelry. She has also been a spokesperson for Pepsi along with Frenchman Thierry Henry.
Wehbe is a Shi'a Muslim. Her 3 sisters are Alia, Hiba and Rola Wehbe. The singer lost her brother at the age of 24 during a conflict against Israel in the 1980s.
During Wehbe's first marriage, she gave birth to a daughter named Zaza. It's not clear how Wahbe lost the custody of her daughter as the Lebanese law grants the custody to the single-unmarried mother by default. Wehbe has not seen her child since the divorce. Her ex-husband has engaged in parental alienation for over 10 years.
In 2005, she announced her engagement to a Saudi businessman Tariq Al-Jaffali. Rumors about the expensive gifts he offered her began to circulate immediately. However, after only a few weeks, she and her fiancee decided to split for personal reasons and family issues.