By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It was on April 20, 2007, when Aishwarya Rai had added Bachchan to her name as she had exchanged wedding vows with Abhishek Bachchan. The former Miss World had walked down the aisle with the most eligible bachelor of B-town in 2007, breaking the hearts of millions. Over the years, Abhishek and Aishwarya have not only taught us the meaning of true love and reinstate our faith in marriage but have also made us realise the importance of family. Abhishek and Aishwarya are sheer #CoupleGoals, who have also epitomised the value of love and family.
In no time, even before the wedding, Aishwarya Rai became a vital part of the Bachchan family and from senior Bachchans, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan to Abhishek Bachchan's sister, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and the junior ones, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda, everyone adores her completely. On the season finale episode of Starry Nights 2.Oh!, Amitabh Bachchan was asked how the family dynamics had changed after Abhishek and Aishwarya's wedding. To which, Big B had retorted,
"Nothing has changed for us, it was like one daughter left and another one came in."
Scrolling through social media, we found an extremely lovable video of Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, from an award ceremony. Despite the fame and stardom, the Bachchan family never forgets their roots and traditions. Making her mother-in-law, Jaya Bachchan proud, Aishwarya, at an award ceremony, touched her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan's feet as a mark of respect before taking the award.
Aishwarya taking Mr Bachchan's blessings left Mrs Bachchan beaming with happiness. Aishwarya was dressed in a powder-blue gown, which made her look nothing less than a princess. While Big B opted for a beige kurta and white pyjamas, Mrs Bachchan donned a golden-coloured saree.
When Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda appeared on Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show, Koffee With Karan in 2019, the latter had talked about how the dynamics and roles changed after Aishwarya Rai came into the Bachchan clan. Karan had started by saying that the one big change that happened in the Bachchan pariwar was when Abhishek married Aishwarya, and when asked what shifting happened in the family structure, Junior B had replied, "I don't think so." But Shweta went on to add, "I feel whenever there is a new person, in a family unit, whether it's a daughter-in-law or even a child, roles do get reshuffled."
Abhishek Bachchan is one of the coolest celebrities on Twitter because of his witty replies and the way he deals with the trolls in his chivalrous best. In 2018, Abhishek was targeted for living with his parents, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, in a random discussion on Twitter. When a Twitterati had written, "Don't feel bad about your life. Just remember @juniorbachchan still lives with his parents. Keep hustling everyone!" Abhishek had replied, "Yes! And it’s the proudest moment for me to be able to be there for them, as they have for me. Try it sometime, you might feel better about yourself."
When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had dropped by on David Letterman's talk show, she had commented about living with parents and had said, "It's fine to live with your parents because it's also common in India, we don't have to take appointments from the parents to meet for dinner."
On Women's Day 2018, Amitabh Bachchan had taken to Twitter to celebrate the women in his life. Big B had posted lovely pictures of his wife, Jaya Bachchan, daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and granddaughters, Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. But he missed out on posting a picture of his bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, which had disappointed his fans. Twitteratis had slammed Big B for discriminating between the women in the family.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan completed 13 years of marital bliss in 2021!