By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Since a baby is born, every milestone holds a special place in the hearts of his/her parents. And the time passes by so fast that you wish to seize and enjoy every moment to the fullest with your little one. With many firsts in your little one's life, the first birthday is extremely special and it also marks to be one year of you, being a parent. Your little dollop of happiness completing one year in the world and you completing one year as a parent definitely calls for some celebrations, right? (Also Read: Neha Dhupia Reveals How Keeping Baby Mehr At Home Is A Challenge And What Motherhood Has Taught Her)
Bollywood’s 47-year-old heartthrob, Arjun Rampal and his model-girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades are celebrating one year of being parents to their little bundle of joy, Arik Rampal, who turned one on July 18, 2020. Since 2019, Arjun and Gabriella have breezing through their phase of parenthood and enjoying every moment with their little bundle of happiness.
For the past one year, Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades had teased their fans with glimpses of their little munchkin, Arik Rampal. But finally, on his first birthday, the proud parents have not only shared the first proper picture of Arik but have tried to squeeze in all the memories they have made with the little one in their birthday posts. While Arjun captioned his post as "On Arik’s first birthday, it’s time to share his love with my insta family. Thank you all for your patience and all the love you have poured upon us. Meet the little Rampal. Arik. Happy birthday my boy", Gabriella wrote, "Happy 1 to the love of my life. Thank you for giving me joy and purpose beyond what I could have ever imagined. Grateful to watch you become a little human... you are so loved and we are so lucky. @arikrampal19." Arjun's daughters, Mahikaa Rampal and Myra Rampal also made an adorable video of their half-brother, Arik to wish him on his first birthday. Sharing the video, Arjun wrote, "My babies... thank you my super talented @mahikaarampal for this lovely video. #happybirthdayArik."
It was on July 28, 2019, when newbie daddy, Arjun Rampal had taken to his Instagram handle to post a picture of his little cheesecake and had finally shared his unique name. Arjun had written, "That gracious thing made of tears, of happiness, gratitude, and light. A rainbow appeared in our lives. So blessed we feel gratitude and abundance of joy. Welcome junior Rampal, into our lives. Thank you all for your graciousness, love and beautiful wishes. Say hello to baby Arik Rampal. #ArikRampal." (Also Read: Sunny Leone And Daniel Weber Celebrate Nisha Kaur Weber's Gotcha Day And 3 Years Of Becoming Parents)
In an interview with GQ India, Arjun Rampal had shared how life is funny while recalling the moment when his ladylove, Gabriella Demetriades had told him that she's pregnant. Arjun had said, "It wasn’t planned. I was going through a really rough time. Then my mother passed away on October 27. We’d gone to immerse her ashes in the Ganges at Rishikesh, and when we came back Gabriella told me that she was pregnant. Life is funny. One life had been lost, but here was the universe giving me a new life, a gift. This is a baby we so wanted to have."
Revealing how the lockdown has come as a blessing in disguise for he gets to spend time with his little one, Arik Rampal and become a hands-on dad since the nanny went home, Arjun Rampal had said, "It’s been a blessing in terms of getting to spend time with the family. I had a packed calendar, but everything came to a halt with Covid-19. On the plus side, I’ve gotten to be with Arik in a way I wasn’t able to with Mahikaa and Myra because I was working non-stop. We’ve been really hands-on with Arik because we haven’t had much help since his nanny went home. We’ve been doing everything – taking care of him in shifts, waking up at night, changing diapers… So many diapers! Who knew a little kid could make so many poops in a day? But seriously, spending all this time with him has made me envious of mothers who get to do this full-time. I wish I could too."
Arjun Rampal is blessed with two daughters, Myra Rampal and Mahikaa Rampal from his first wife, Mehr Jesia. The proud father has his daughters' names, Mahikaa and Myra tattooed on his right and left hand respectively. When asked if he will get one for Arik too, Arjun had retorted, "Yes, I’m going to get one for his first birthday – he turns one in July. I haven’t decided where though." (Also Read: On Rajesh Khanna's 8th Death Anniversary, His Ex Anju Mahendroo Shares A 'Remember You' Post For Him)
Can't wait to see where Arjun got his little one, Arik's tattoo as a gift for him on his first birthday!