By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
It has been only four months into the year 2020 but it feels like, a year has passed by. With the self-isolation, quarantine, lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 is a year that we would all want to either skip or hit the restart button. But for some, it proved to be a blessing in disguise as it gave them the time, that they all had dearth of. Time to spend with family, especially for the working parents, who couldn’t spend quality time with their kids. And the newbie parents like Kalki Koechlin and Guy Hershberg, Dhruv Bhandari and Shruti Merchant, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra are making the most of it. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra's Playtime With 2-Month-Old Daughter Samisha Shetty Kundra Is A Sight To Behold)
Entering the list of newbie parents, Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein fame, Deeya Chopra Mehta and her London-based husband, Ritchie Mehta had embraced parenthood for the second time a few days back. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, national and international flights were cancelled a few days back and Ritchie had reached Delhi to his family right on time. Sharing a family picture, Deeya had written, “My JIT husband - (just in time)! What a scary few days weve had as a family... travel is taken for granted these days but we have so much to be grateful for if everyone you love is fairly close by! Coronavirus is definitely resetting the world and our thinking... may be time we all look inwards at what really matters. Also FYI, taking a family picture with a toddler is a real art- we are clearly yet to master it.”
On April 14, 2020, Deeya Chopra Mehta gave the first-ever glimpse of her baby girl, Sophia Mehta. Eight days after the birth of Sophia, Deeya posted a picture of ‘her whole world in her hands’ as she held her baby’s tiny feet with her hands in a heart-shaped frame. Deeya captioned her post as "I got the whole world in my hands! .... #mylilsophie #2kidsunder1 #momdiaries #momlife #quarantineparenting."
It was four days after her little angel was born, Deeya Chopra Mehta had announced the arrival of her baby girl on her Instagram account. Sharing a picture of pink background with a pram, baby shoes and a teddy on the side, Deeya had announced, “Evaan is delighted to announce the safe arrival of his darling sister Sophia Mehta on the 6th of April 2020 in New Delhi! Proud parents Deeya & Ritchie Mehta, Ecstatic grandparents, Manju & Ravi Chopra, Eileen & Neville Mehta. Overjoyed family – Roshni & Siddharth Kumar, Robin Mehta, Jaivir & Reyaan.” Deeya had captioned it, “Welcome lil angel... you have completed our family” followed by a heart. (Also Read: Namrata Shirodkar Shares An Adorable Video Of Daughter, Sitara, Singing Father, Mahesh Babu's Song)
A day before Deeya Chopra Mehta and Ritchie Mehta’s baby girl, Sophia Mehta arrived in this world, the little one’s big brother, Evaan Mehta had turned 1. To mark the big milestone of her baby boy, Deeya had posted a family picture and had captioned it, “Happy first Birthday Son! I still get goosebumps every time I call you “son”. You have brought so much joy into our lives and though your first birthday isn't spent quite like I had imagined it to be all that really matters is that we are together and we are happy !! So so blessed and so much to be thankful for! You also made sure the DIY in us comes alive- baking 3 cakes and blowing a 100 balloons wasn't easy but you're worth it my babydoll! Happy happy Evaan!!! #babyevaan #babyturnsone #firstbirthday #milestone.”
To announce her second pregnancy, Deeya Chopra Mehta had posted a collage of four pictures, which had the childhood photos of her and her husband tagged as ‘baby daddy’ and ‘baby mummy’. The third one had a picture of her son, Evaan Mehta tagged as ‘baby baby’ and the fourth one had a sonography picture of her second baby tagged as ‘baby in tummy’. She had captioned it as “Take a minute and look around you.. all that you see is it your creation or someone else's plan? Do you really decide the path you take or is it all predestined? - For me this year has been like a tv show unfolding .. one episode at a time each taking a new crazy turn and I'm about to get to the finale—- Baby Mehta #2 due April 2020 my miracle child! Couldn't have gotten through the last few months without my insanely amazing husband and family and friends- you know who you are and you're about to go through all my baby madness one more time hhahahahhahaha! One year= 2 babies! #2babiesinoneyear #nomoretagsneeded.”
Deeya Chopra Mehta and Ritchie Mehta’s wedding was a four-day long celebration which was attended by the couple’s close friends and family members. Deeya had met the love of her life, Ritchie through a common friend and the two hit-it-off instantly. Soon they realised that they are truly made for each other and had tied the knot in 2016 in a traditional Punjabi wedding. For the wedding, Deeya had looked stunning in a baby pink and gold embellished lehenga and matching maang teeka, earrings and kaleerein, while Ritchie had looked every bit of a suave Maharaja in a dull white sherwani and a matching safa. (Also Read: Sumeet Vyas Asks Ekta Kaul If She Is Enjoying Spending Time With Him, The Actress Gave A Funny Reply)
Heartiest congratulations to Deeya, Ritchie and Evaan and much love to their little angel, Sophia!