On 10 May they wed in a religious ceremony at homeland’s embassy in Paris. Hillyer was a friend of her brother Abdul Reza Pahlavi. Fatimeh and Hillyer met in Iran during the latter’s visit to the country. The marriage was not fully endorsed by Shah Mohammad Reza, probably due to negative reactions in homeland. They had three children, two sons, Kayvan and Dariush, and one daughter, Rana, who died in an accidental fall in infancy in 1954.They divorced in September 1959.