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The super-stylish couple who made heads turn every time they made an appearance together, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora gave a shock to everyone when they announced their separation after 18 years of long marriage. Soon after the divorce, Arbaaz was spotted holidaying and hanging out with a beautiful Italian model, Giorgia Andriani. The rumours started pouring in about their affair and Arbaaz finding a ray of love in his life. (Also Read: Arbaaz Khan And Girlfriend Giorgia Andriani Can't Control Their Laughter, Indulge In Major PDA)
Arbaaz and Giorgia were also spotted hanging out with his son, Arhaan Khan, his ex-wife, Malaika’s sister, Amrita Arora, and they never shied away from the shutterbugs. Recently, Arbaaz ended all such speculations and confirmed their relationship. Finally coming on the record about his new-found love, Arbaaz stated, “You cannot shut a lot of people. They jump to a conclusion, they jump with certain assumptions.”
He further added, “You know it’s okay, it’s alright if they see somebody with someone they want to get them married, they want to…everything has its due course of time. I am obviously, post my divorce, I’ve had a few scenarios and equations with people, I’ve dated women and some look like they would go maybe a little longer than they did but that didn’t happen and I don’t want to rush about anything. At this point of time, yes, I am dating and I don’t know where it’s gonna go but people think they know.”
The Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018, held in Mumbai on November 18, 2018, was a star-studded event which witnessed B-town biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tiger Shroff and many others gracing the red carpet.
And the charming couple, Arbaaz Khan and his girlfriend Giorgia Andriani too made an appearance together on the red carpet but not alone. The much-in-love couple, Arbaaz and Giorgia were accompanied by his step-mother, Helen. While Arbaaz looked dapper in a black suit, his lady-love looked mesmerising in a black gown with open hair and bright red lipstick. Looks like the family has happily accepted Arbaaz and Giorgia’s relationship! (Also Read: Arbaaz Khan To Marry Girlfriend Giorgia Andriani Inspite Of Family's Disapproval?)
Arbaaz and Malaika exchanged their wedding vows on December 12, 1998, but ended their 18 years of marriage and got legally divorced on May 11, 2017. Speaking about how life has been after the divorce, Arbaaz stated in an interview with DNA, "I am in a good space at this point in time. Everybody has their scenarios, challenges, ups and downs, happiness and disappointments... I am not saying that any of those are completely washed away.”
Arbaaz went on to say, “There will always be a sense of things you want to achieve, where you want to be, a sense of disappointment, a few regrets here and there. Those are always going to linger. How you cope with them and how you move on is what your life is about. Right now, I am in a better space because I am able to cope with whatever challenges are thrown at me."
He further added, “I do depend on people. I am dependent, and I don’t know anybody who is not, but people like to believe they do not need anybody for anything, it’s not true. Everybody needs somebody for some reason. Coming back to my relationship, I had come to a stage where I needed Malaika in my life.”
When asked how their son, Arhaan reacted to the divorce, Arbaaz retorted, “He is quite smart. He turns 15 this year. He is a great boy. In fact, in the years that we have been apart, my son has focused on his studies, on his health, athletics and whatever else he is doing. Which is very credible because he could have very well used our separation as an excuse and said, ‘I don’t feel like studying’ or got into bad company. My son has excelled in everything. We have realised that he knew that there was a situation in the family and he put his focus into his activities and full credit to him. There is a parenting that still happens, and we are more careful with him. He has got into great hobbies, has started doing card tricks, he learned them on YouTube. He is very good at cards and some tricks have taken him eight months to master. That is very impressive.” (Also Read:
While Arbaaz has found love in Giorgia after his divorce, Malaika too is reportedly dating Arjun Kapoor and this ex-couple have moved on in their lives.