Babymoons are the latest in-thing in the Bollywood circuit. More and more celebrity couples are taking ‘babymoon’ or a vacation during pregnancy. Babymoon seem to be the perfect excuse for our B-town love birds to keep aside their ever-busy work calendar and spend some quality alone time with their spouses. What’s more? Babymoons are considered to have a therapeutic effect on the mother. It is also said to strengthen the relationship that a couple shares before they welcome a new member in their life.
So, to inspire all you couple who are already expecting, or planning for a family, take a look at where the doting B-town husbands took their lady love off for babymoon, before they became proud parents.
Newly-turned parents, Imran and Avantika, took a long and relaxing babymoon in the UK and Europe. The long holiday started from Christmas, 2013, and lasted till March, 2014. Even before their baby girl was born, Imran became a hands-on father-to-be, who made sure to be by his wife Avantika’s side all the time. The excited Imran was quoted saying, "After marriage you go on a honeymoon, and before a baby is born you go on a babymoon, it is the last holiday before you have a child. It was very relaxing."
This young dad was so excited about this new phase of his life that he made sure to get all the information he could lay his hands on about babies. Imran and Avantika had been seeing each other for nine long years before they tied the knot in 2011. Avantika gave birth to a healthy baby girl on June 9, 2014, and the couple has named their daughter, Imara Malik Khan.
Shilpa Shetty and her industrialist husband Raj Kundra, also went for their babymoon in February 2012. The ‘Shut up and bounce’ girl was all excited, which was evident from her and Raj’s updates on a microblogging website, Twitter. The couple was on their annual ski holiday in the beautiful Switzerland while expecting their first child.
The Bollywood actress and reality TV judge refrained from any kind of adventure activities, like skiing, for obvious reasons, but enjoyed the quality time she got to spent with her husband. Shilpa Shetty delivered a healthy baby boy in May, and the couple named their son, Viaan.
The Saathiya famed actor Vivek Oberoi, also took a much awaited break from his non-stop work to take his lovely wife Priyanka, on a babymoon to Europe and Bali while she was pregnant. When the couple flew to Europe, they shopped for themselves and also for Vivek's expecting sister Meghna. The father-to-be had been quoted saying, "I was like a coolie carrying so much of luggage. We bought maternity products, shopped for some cute stuff in neutral pink and blue colours, as we don't know if the baby will be a boy or a girl. I am super excited to be a father."
The actor also admits to have flown his expecting wife to her hometown, Bangalore, just to fulfill her pregnancy cravings of authentic Mangalorean food. While talking about their second vacation to Bali, Vivek had said, “The birth of my son has added a new magic to our relationship. We shared lovely moments like going for a three-week Babymoon to Bali, when Priyanka was six months pregnant." The junior Oberoi is named Vivaan Veer Oberoi.
Babymoon is a new trend that is making its presence felt in India, thanks to the B-town couples. But, it has been quite a rage in the west. Even the royal couple, Prince William and Kate took time off for a babymoon to the Caribbean island of Mustique, located in the West Indies. Moving towards Hollywood, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are expecting their first baby, are having a fun-time relaxing in the Island of Taha'a in French Polynesia. Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went to Paris and Rio de Janeiro, before their daughter, North West, was born.
Expecting B-town Couple
With new celebrity couples joining the list of the expecting couples, like Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'souza, or rumoured to be expecting (Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur), we might soon see a few more names adding in this list of 'babymooners'.
These were just some young Bollywood couples who took off for an exciting baby-vacation aka babymoon, before they welcomed their little ones in their life. So dear couples, take some inspiration from our B-town celebs, and plan your baby vacation as well!