By Jayashri Jayashankar Last Updated:
Some love stories fade away with time and some others, bloom. Here’s one TV couple who sure know how to prove the latter. We are referring to the handsome hunk from Qubool Hai, Raqesh Bapat and his stunning wife Ridhi Dogra, whose Instagram accounts have urged us to do this piece on the love they have for each other.
Before we tell you how crazy these guys are about each other, we just wanted to share a bit about their cutesy love story too. Raqesh and Ridhi came together for the serial Maryada- Lekin Kab Tak and soon their fans began talking about them. Despite all the attention they were enjoying, love didn’t happen for these buddies.
Recalling their first meeting, how it turned it out to be and how Rakesh finally proposed, Ridhi has a lot to say about it. In one of the interviews, Ridhi shared,
"Ours was the classic case of 'we were meant to be together', both of us individually didn't want to get married. Everyone had given up on me and him in our families. When we met on Maryada we ourselves felt an instant ease and comfort with each other. Our first scene was an intimate scene on a bed, and we broke the bed! We laughed it off and became really good friends, more like buddies. Even the proposal was a conversation, it just seemed like it's happening to us and we are flowing with it. We really believe god wanted us to be together. He's got some plan for us.”
Finally, on May 29, 2011, the lovebirds Raqesh and Ridhi walked down the aisle and their wedding was a lavish affair. Now let's go back to Raqesh and Ridhi's Instagram posts that are high on PDA and scream how crazy they are about each other despite 7 years of marriage. From their birthdays to anniversaries, from hanging out with friends to special dates, Ridhi and Raqesh surely know how to keep their romance alive.
On Ridhi's birthday, Raqesh posted a beautiful collage of her pictures and captioned it with the sweetest message. Here’s the picture he posted:
And the caption is all about love, and only love.
“You're beautiful. You're a fighter.
Yes, you can break the norm.
You have the fire and you are the storm.
You're powerful and capable and brave and enviable. You're elegant and bold.
You are fearless and motivated and you don't need to be told.
Yet you are what holds you back and you're the change you have been waiting for so long.
You are limited by your dreams and very very strong.
You are at the end of the tunnel and you are the light.
You are just a free bird waiting to take flight.
So just go out there and write your own story, for you there is no unachievable feat.
For It's time you rise and grab the driving seat.
Happy birthday sweetheart”
And the caption:
"For the one who has the stars and the constellations of the universe working inside him. For the one who is gifted with the marvels of creativity and imagination. .....you are extraordinary and special. May you always find your heart filled with the warmth of love and happiness and reasons to laugh and celebrate. Cheers to you my magnificent better half. No you r not better.... Coz you r simply the best Happy birthday Raqu #mybirthdaymonth #bestmonthever #septemberborn"
Ridhi posted another one:
With this one-word, high on love caption:
"Humsafar #septemberborn #bestmonthever #mybirthdaymonth"
They look super-cute together and their love is so pure and pristine, isn't it? And if you are wondering how, check out what Raqesh said in an interview:
“We are great buddies off-screen; I think friendship is the basic foundation of our relationship. Initially, there was no courtship happening, it’s slowly when I realised it. I used to talk about Ridhi with my sister, she said you are of a marriageable age and you have to get married someday so why don’t you talk to Ridhi. I said are you mad or what? But then I understood she was right. We took a step ahead and finally we got married when we thought it was the right time to take to the next step of life. It was a straight wedding without engagement."
Now that Raqesh and Ridhi have proved how they are still in love, we are jumping right ahead to their other PDA-filled Instagram posts. Here are some of the best ones that will surely brighten your day.
This caption to prove it too.
"Of all the fish in the sea, u r the greatest catch of my life HOOKED since 02/03/11 #happy #anniversary #ridhidv"
This is how she captioned it:
"Strangers in the night exchanges glances. Wondering in the night what were the chances"
For Ridhi's new show which telecasted in January 2017, he captioned:
"Cheers to a new beginning. Ridhi's all new power packed inning #wohapnasa starts tonight @10pm Monday to Friday on #zeetv. Need all ur luv and blessings."
"Love doesn't make the world go round. It just makes the ride worthwhile. Happy valentines day @iridhidogra"
Raqesh wished her:
"Happy birthday my partner. Hope the sun never stops shining on u. And if it does, then I hope the moon makes up for it cause u r the universe and u r infinite cheers to a great inning ahead"
Raqesh's 5th vow:
"Life is best with your best buddy around that's why I married mine
Cheers to the 5th vow"
"5 years of us. I literally have to thank the universe to bring us together because as I was looking back to find a picture of 2 of us that I'd like to post. All the memories and incredible journey of my life kept showing up ever since I've known you. And I had a constant smile on my face while scrolling g through the pictures because it was of a girl who learnt to live, explore, and fly into her dreams. Because you were always beside me....
Thanku for your companionship. Thanku for your trust. Thanku for your patience. Thanku for your friendship.
With you by my side i know we can make it through anything and together we will create a world that we hope to.
Cheers to our dreams. Cheers to our family and friends. Cheers to the amazing future ahead.
I'm so glad I found someone as random as me.... So Cheers to our randomness Raqu"
Mesmerised Raquesh, captioned it:
"I wonder how she can look so beautiful everytime???. I m sure she has a fairy god mother somewhere #cinderellastory"
She captioned it:
"Life is a never-ending beautiful ride coz you're my driving force #togetherwewillmakeitalright"
Ridhi captioned it:
"Happiness, warmth and joy. Just like this picture. That's my top most wish for you always and forever. I truly consider you to be gifted and in touch with the universe. You are connected to the higher source deeper than anyone else I have known. I wish your light keeps shining with the universe and you are surrounded with love and laughter, abundance and perfect harmony. Happppyyyyyyy birthday @raqeshbapat Cheers to another year of celebrating and creating your magic"
And the caption:
"Forever and everrrrrrr.. this #boomerang to infinity @iridhidogra"
Looking at these photos and the heartfelt captions, all we can stay is, stay crazy in love you two! Here's wishing a sea full of love and happiness to Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra from us.