By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
The year 2019 started with a bang as it had brought a lot of happiness in the lives of our favourite celebrities. While only the first quarter of the year is passing by and we have ample of names from the Tinseltown who have either tied the knot or entered the parenthood life. Moreover, one celeb we never thought she would embrace parenthood so soon, surprised us with her announcement and it's none other television’s queen, Ekta Kapoor. (You May Also Like: Taimur Ali Khan Celebrates Easter With Half-Siblings, Sara Ali Khan And Ibrahim Khan, Picture Inside)
Well, for the ones who don’t know, Ekta gave a pleasant surprise to one and all when she had broken the news of the arrival of her baby through IVF surrogacy. It was in January 2019, that Ekta became a proud single mother to her baby boy, whom she lovingly named after her dad, Ravie Kapoor. It is to be noted here that Jeetendra’s real name is Ravi, and by adding an ‘E’ to it, she dedicated her baby’s name to her father.
Ever since the baby is born, all Ekta’s fans have been anxiously waiting to catch a glimpse of the little one. Yesterday, on April 21, 2019, Ekta took to her official Instagram to share a lovely picture holding Ravie, but unfortunately, we can’t see his face in the snap. In the caption, the doting mommy revealed that Ravie attended first birthday party with uncle, Tusshar and bhai, Lakshya. Ekta captioned the post as, “First bday party of RAVIE! with his uncle n brother Lakshya! HAPPIE BDAY VARUSHKA! N Thanku @ayushmannk n @tahirakashyap for inviting us.”
Announcing the good news of becoming a mother, Ekta had taken to her social media account and had written, “By God’s grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added in my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby’s birth has made me. Everything in life doesn’t go the way you want it to but there are always solutions to those hiccups. I found mine and today I feel immensely blessed to become a parent. It is an emotional moment for me and my family and I can’t wait to begin this new journey of being a mother to my little bundle of joy, Ravie Kapoor." (Checkout: Arbaaz Khan On Remarrying Post His Divorce With Malaika Arora, Says It Might Happen In My Life Again)
Right after this post of hers, she had also shared how her doctor, Dr Nandita Palshetkar guided her during the entire process. Ekta had posted a quote by the doctor, which could be read as, “Ekta came to me some years back to become a mother. We tried to help her get pregnant with multiple cycles of IUI and also multiple cycles of IVF. But we were unsuccessful. Hence, we had to take help of the technique of surrogacy which we performed nine months back at our Bloom IVF centre. Nine months later, she had achieved success with the birth of a child on Sunday.”
In a throwback interview, Ekta had expressed her love for kids and how much she adores, Tusshar’s son, Lakshya. She was quoted as saying, “I am a human being who recovered from a lot of pain last year because of my nephew. I had many professional ups and downs last year. Television did very well but films did not and that is very in your face because everyone knows it did not do well. So, it just hits you more. But my nephew would just suck out every bit of tension from me. People, when they used to talk about their children, their eyes would light up. And he is not even my own child, he is my nephew, but it is magical. A magic happens when a child comes to a house and as a kid grows, you grow with them and the small things become the big things.” (Also Read: Nick Jonas Celebrates Easter With His 'Mine', Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Pictures Inside)
Also, in another media interaction, she had revealed her desire of becoming a mother, but not a wife, “All my friends, who were married are now unmarried. With the amount of divorces, I have seen recently, I think I am the more patient one. At least, I waited for it. I definitely know one thing, that I want a child but marriage, I don’t know. I don’t have time for myself, if I get a couple of hours, I would like to go to a spa. I look forward to a one-day vacation with friends. I love my work, so I don’t crib. People tell me give it up if you have such a problem with it. I won’t, I would get so bored. I’d rather be busy than bored.”
In an interaction with a famous Indian author, journalist and film critic, Anupama Chopra, Ekta had talked in length about becoming a mom. Revealing how she had felt when the first time she got to know, she will be a mom, the 43-year-old had retorted, “When I knew that the surrogate had conceived, and it was on June 7. On my birthday I got to know. I was a bit overwhelmed. I was like 'Okay this is happening. This is going to be a huge responsibility. I just wrote a show out which is going to be with an A-list Bollywood actress. It's called Mentalhood. It's about motherhood and every time we did the scripting about the Momzillas and the pressure you go through, the guilt you go through, tiger moms, helicopter moms, I was constantly feeling overwhelmed. But now I have realised that I have a lot of guilt even now.” (Do Check: Surveen Chawla Poses For First Family Picture With Daughter After Getting Discharged From Hospital)
Adding further, she had quipped, “I think the first thing you think as a mother is guilt. I don't think anyone would say that so openly. I am at work, I am feeling guilty, when I am at home, there is a lot of guilt about not completing the things that I used to normally do. So, you are just dealing with various kinds of guilt. Then it's responsibility and third is a feeling that there's someone there that you want to see grow. It's a bit confusing at this moment. It has been 25 days as of now.”
Here's wishing Ekta Kapoor and her little munchkin, Ravie all the happiness in this world!