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Dia Mirza is living a blessed life with her husband, Vaibhav Rekhi, with whom she had tied the knot on February 15, 2021. In April 2021, the 39-year-old actress, Dia had announced her first pregnancy with a throwback picture from their Maldives vacation. And on May 14, 2021, the couple welcomed their first baby, a boy into their lives, whom they have named Avyaan Azaad Rekhi. However, before starting her happy life with her husband, Vaibhav and son, Avyaan, Dia Mirza was married to Sahil Sangha.
For the unversed, after dating for a long period of time, Dia Mirza had tied the knot with the filmmaker, Sahil Sangha on October 18, 2014. After almost five years of married life and 11 years of togetherness, Dia had ended her wedding with her estranged husband, Sahil Sangha on August 1, 2019. Dia and Sahil had parted ways mutually and had released a joint statement of the same.
Now, as Sahil Sangha turned 41, Dia Mirza did not miss the chance to wish him on his special day. Taking to her IG handle, Dia shared a picture of Sahil and captioned it as “Happy Birthday Sa”, followed by a tiger, heart and hug emoticon.
When Sahil and Dia had announced their separation, the filmmaker was accused of an extra-marital affair with Judgementall Hai Kya writer, Kanika Dhillon. However, later, Sahil had clarified the conjectures regarding his extra-marital affair on his IG handle. He had written, “There is absolutely no truth to the story linking us to respected colleagues of our fraternity. It is a distasteful lie. We would appreciate a strong measure of restraint and a basic level of decency before such callous assumptions are made about the personal lives of people. Thank you.”
Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha’s official separation announcement could be read as “After 11 years of sharing our lives and being together, we have mutually decided to separate. We remain friends and will continue to be there for each other with love and respect. While our journeys may lead us down different paths, we are forever grateful for the bond that we share with each other. We thank our family and our friends for all their love and understanding and members of the media for their continued support and request everyone to respect our need for privacy at this time. We will not be commenting any further on this matter. Thank you, Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha.”
Coming back to Dia Mirza’s new role as a mommy, she had announced her first baby’s birth on July 14, 2021. Sharing the first glimpse and revealing his name, Dia had written on her IG handle, "To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, "To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav and my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU."
Happiest birthday, Sahil Sangha!