Pictures of soraya esfandiari after the divorce from mohammad reza pahlavi

The headline-making divorce inspired French writer Fran├žoise Mallet-Joris to write a hit pop song, Je veux pleurer comme Soraya (“I Want to Cry Like Soraya”). The marriage was officially ended on 6 April 1958. According to a report in The New York Times, extensive negotiations had preceded the divorce in order to convince Queen Soraya to allow her husband to take a second wife.