Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor are one of the newest couples of the B-town and this couple makes headlines every now and then either with their social media PDA or with their frequent outings. Malaika and Arjun are happy in their own la la land. It all started last year when Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora made their first public appearance. Ever since rumours of their much-awaited wedding has been doing the rounds. And time and again Arjun Kapoor and Malaika have denied such rumours. The rumours of love blossoming between the two were rife ever since Malaika got divorced, but neither of them acknowledged the truth. The couple is inseparable these days and their photos that surface on social media every now and then are the proof.
But earlier Malaika was married to Arbaaz Khan and people used to consider them a power couple. The amount of warmth and admiration they used to share was enviable. But it came as a shock when the couple decided to part ways after 18-years of marriage. While Arbaaz tried to mend things, Malaika was adamant to choose her happiness over false societal notions. But divorce doesn’t mean an end of one’s life. And Malaika and Arbaaz are the perfect examples for this as they both had found love again.
Recently in an interview with Deccan Chronicle Arbaaz has finally spoken about his equation with ex-wife Malaika. The actor had said, “We have been together for so many years, and shared so many memories. Most importantly we have kids together, so there’s a respect for each other. There was something that did not work between us so we got separated. However, this doesn’t mean that we will hate each other. We are mature individuals; we are dealing with it with respect and dignity.”
He had further added, “I have a good equation with her side of the family too. So if we could not live amicably under one roof, we decided to lead our lives separately. Our son has kept us bonded, and when he grows up everything will be better.”
He also talked about his son Arhaan and stated, “He is a very good son, I love the way he has handled all this. Many times at this sensitive age, children are victims of a bad influence, but he’s a very positive kid. He has excelled in studies, sports, and music. He has good habits and good friends, and that makes me feel more proud of him.”
A couple of weeks ago, in an interview with Bombay Times, Malaika had also talked about her son, and being in a relationship doesn’t make her a bad mother, “Arbaaz and I have moved on, amicably. We have to be sensitive to our child (Arhaan) and his needs. When we parted ways, I felt vulnerable, though I am not a vulnerable person. I didn’t know which direction I wanted to move into. I was just sure that I have to give my child a stable environment, and to date, it has been my number one priority. Gradually, one thing led to another and now, things are how you see them today. I have to give my son a lot of credit for that.”
In an interview with Good Times, Arbaaz had talked about his divorce and said, “Everything seemed fine but it crumbled. Things don’t work out, and it’s only fair that two people who want to take their life in their own hands will take that decision.”
In the same interview, Arbaaz had revealed that he still believes in marriage and said, “This institution has gone on for hundreds and thousands of years. It’s like if you know that you’re going to die, you won’t stop living. Of course, the times are changing, even in the past people didn’t get married.”
Arbaaz Malaika had taught us that it’s okay to walk out of marriages if it’s not working for you and choosing happiness over fake societal notions is the right thing to do.