Bin Laden's son and British wife split after he heard 'Osama's voice in his head'
By Mail Online Reporter
Last updated at 12:30 PM on 9th July 2010
The son of Osama Bin Laden and his British wife have split up after he began to hear his father's voice in his head, it has emerged.
The fourth eldest child of the Al Qaeda mastermind was admitted to a psychiatric hospital last week with drug-induced schizophrenia. Omar Bin Laden and his wife Zaina, from Cheshire, revealed last month that they'd been hoping to have a baby with surrogate mother Louise Pollard from Bristol.
Mrs Pollard was had fertility treatment in an attempt to conceive using the sperm of 29-year-old Omar and the eggs of his 54-year-old wife Jane Felix Browne - who changed her name to Zaina when they married.
marriage breakdown: Omar Bin Laden and his wife Zaina, from Cheshire, split after he began to hear his father's voice in his head
After the third attempt, Mrs Pollard, 29, vowed to try again. It was unclear last night whether or not the fourth round of IVF treatment had been a success.
Bin Laden has had several visa applications to live in Britain rejected. A British son may help his case, although Home Office officials said he would not automatically be granted a visa.
The couple split after weeks of erratic behaviour which saw Bin Laden racking up £3,000 of motoring fines and going on wild shopping sprees. His wife told the Sun she was heartbroken but couldn't cope anymore.
She said: 'Our wedding vows said "in sickness and in health" but if this goes on any longer I could end up dead.'
The couple met in Egypt in 2006 and enjoyed a whirlwind romance before getting married. Zaina, who had been married six times before, revealed she knew Bin Laden had bipolar disorder when she met him. She said: 'He'd have manic periods when he was very enthusiastic about everything. 'Then crashing lows when he would be quiet and subdued, staying in bed all day and not going to sleep until late at night.'
The grandmother of five blames her husband's troubles solely on his father and the terrorist atrocities he inspired.
She said: 'There's no one else responsible for this. Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time.