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Gone are the days when 'papa bears' used to hide their love behind a stern face and used to always follow rules. Nowadays, daddy cools aren't afraid to cook food for their tiny tots and they even happily tie ponytails of their little princesses when mommies are away. In fact, they have started taking pride in being called 'hands-on' dads. And Bollywood actor, Arjun Rampal is a perfect example of it, who has embraced fatherhood for the third time on July 18, 2019. (Recommend Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Is Worried About Taimur Being Papped, Says He Doesn't Want To Be Clicked)
Gabriella and Arjun had welcomed their baby boy on July 18, 2019. After a few weeks, daddy Arjun had taken to Instagram to announce his son's unique name. He had shared a picture of his hands and 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."
Recently, in an interview with Zoom, Arjun opened up about his newborn baby, Arik. He shared that he feels envious of his little son, and said, "He's the cutest baby I have ever seen. Not taking away from my daughters but he is really really cute, and my daughters are in love with him. Whoever sees him falls in love with him. So, he is actually stealing too much of my spotlight. I'm a bit jealous of him. I would like to share a pic of him when he is one year old. Because he is very small right now and I am too private. Right now he looks more like his mom (Gabriella)."
Today, on November 26, 2019, Arjun celebrated his birthday and his girlfriend, Gabriella posted a lovely note for him on her Instagram handle. She shared a couple of pictures, and wrote, "With you, time is not linear, but still we should celebrate the day you graced us all with that smile and every day that you share those pearls of wisdom with the world. Happy birthday to you shriji."
A couple of months ago, in an interview with the Mid-Day, Gabriella had talked about motherhood. She had shared how she was unsure of having a baby, and had said, "I was never one of those people who thought of having a baby. I am actually the youngest of my friends, and we would have conversations such as 'ok, is it time to have a baby yet?'. I would even look at people having babies, and think 'I don't know if I want to do this'. But it all happened very organically, and it may sound like a cliche now, but it's the best thing that's ever happened to me. I used to think I was in love (with Rampal), but then Arik happened (laughs)." (Also Read: Mohsin Khan Finally Reveals His Equation With Ladylove, Shivangi Joshi Amidst Their Breakup Rumours)
For those who don't know, Arjun is already a father to two beautiful girls, Maahika and Myra from his first wife, Mehr Jesia. In the same interview, Gabriella had shared the girls' bond with Arik, "They love him. I see the relationship they have with Arjun, and it's one of respect but they are friends too. I wish to have the same one with Arik when he grows up." (Don't Miss: Pankaj Kapur Talks About Believing In Son, Shahid Kapoor's Potential Amidst His Chocolate Hero Image)
Well, we totally understand why Arjun is feeling envious of his little baby boy, Arik!