Sultan Muhammad V with his wife Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko. Twitter photo
The former Miss Moscow, however, says she is still married to Sultan Muhammad V, and has continued to post pictures of the couple on social media.
The sultan stepped aside as Malaysia's monarch in January after just two years on the throne when reports of the marriage surfaced last year while he was officially on medical leave.
His abdication was the first by a monarch in the Muslim-majority country's history.
The sultan "has irrevocably divorced Ms Rihana Oxana Gorbatenko on 22 June 2019 by three talaqs in accordance with syariah laws," said a statement from his Singapore-based lawyer, Koh Tien Hua.
"Triple talaq" is the practice which sees a Muslim man end his marriage by saying "talaq" ("you are divorced") in Arabic three times.
An Islamic court in the northeastern Malaysian state of Kelantan, where Muhammad is still the sultan, had issued a divorce certificate, the lawyer said earlier this week.
But the former beauty queen denied knowing about the separation, telling news portal Malaysiakini: "I have never heard of any divorce statements made directly to me."
She has continued to post pictures on Instagram with the sultan and of a son she gave birth to in May.
Lawyer Koh told Singapore's Straits Times newspaper there was "no objective evidence as yet as to the biological father of the child."
After Muhammad's abdication, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah — a keen athlete who holds a string of positions on sporting bodies — was chosen as Malaysia's new king during a special meeting of the country's Islamic royalty.
Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a unique arrangement where the national throne changes hands every five years between the Islamic royal rulers of the country's nine states.
A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.
The 2019 AFC Champions League group stage enters the decisive phase with eight matches taking place across West Asia in Matchday Four on Monday and Tuesday.
A two-headed baby turtle has been born in Malaysia, captivating conversationists, but it only survived a few days after being discovered.
Researchers said who slept once or twice weekly for five minutes to an hour were 48% less likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, compared to those who didn’t nap at all.
Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died two decades ago aged 122, should retain the title of the oldest person on record, French researchers said Monday, rejecting claims of fraud.
Italian designer Riccardo Tisci revisited his signature trenchcoat and added a streetwear touch as he presented his third collection for Burberry at London Fashion Week on Monday.