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It is rightly said that marriages are made in heaven. But the successful ones are built on earth. In the world of ‘ghosting’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘catfishing’, eternal love seems like a myth. But couples like Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh prove that love is more than swiping left to find romance in life. Riteish and Genelia are the exemplars of ‘first impressions are just over-hyped’, because for them, love lurked right under their nose and made its way into their hearts, slowly and steadily. With close to two decades of love and no proposal, Genelia and Riteish’s relationship is one of the strongest we have witnessed in the B-town. (Also Read: Armaan Jain And Anissa Malhotra Dance Their Heart Out On Their Sangeet Function, Video Inside)
We do a slight ‘awww’ in our heart with the very mention of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh as they are complete #CouplesGoals! With such a long journey together, they have been with each other through storms and breezes in life. Riteish and Genelia had met in 2002 and a decade later, in 2012, were pronounced each other’s husband and wife. To mark 17 years of their debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam and the movie which brought them together for life, Genelia had posted a video grooving on the title track of TMK with Riteish. She had captioned it, “17years later.... Reliving the magic of our debut film. #17YearsOfTujheMeriKasam @Riteishd” followed by a heart emoji.
And today, on February 3, 2020, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh completed 8 years of marital bliss. Being pronounced husband and wife in a traditional Maharashtrian wedding, Riteish and Genelia’s marriage was not only a coming together of two individuals but it was, rather a union of two traditions and cultures. To mark their eighth anniversary, Genelia posted a video that comprises of their beautiful moments together and wrote, “Dearest Forever, Grow old along with me, I promise the best is yet to come. Happy Anniversary @riteishd Just to let you know I Love being my Husband’s wife #since2002.” Riteish shared an Insta story, revealing what the lovebirds are up to on their anniversary. And to wish his baiko, Riteish posted a hilarious video on his Instagram and captioned it as "Happy Anniversary Baiko @geneliad."
Last year, on February 3, 2019, Genelia Deshmukh had penned down a long note for her darling hubby, Riteish Deshmukh to mark their seventh wedding anniversary. She had written, “Every girl has a certain perception of how they would want their life partner to be... I Honestly Didn’t.. I had this most amazing partner who was my bestest friend, who was the shoulder, I always found when I needed to cry and who made me believe that no matter how tough life is, with us being partners we would take it on, in any form, in any way... That’s the man I eventually married and he never ever stopped being the reason for my smile... So I’m glad I never ever had a perception because the reality of living and breathing this wonderful man is all I ever needed to know.. I Love you @riteishd ..Here’s to many more laughs together, to the zillion times we will wipe each other’s tears and pick each other up when either/or feels weak or simply to life together forever and ever... Happy Anniversary.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan Steal The Limelight At Their Party, Radiate Couple Goals)
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh make sure to treat their fans with drool-worthy glimpses of their personal life through their social media profiles. And on Christmas 2019, Riteish and Genelia had hogged on the limelight with their adorableness. The lovebirds had shared a video, wherein Riteish can be seen tying a red tie around Genelia in front of a mirror. While Riteish had captioned it as “#BossLady #MerryChristmas @geneliad #retro #love #KehDuTumhe”, Genelia had written, “It’s never too late to tie a knot #alliwantforchristmasisyou.”
Expressing his feelings about sharing the screen space with his baiko, Genelia Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh had stated in an interview with the Filmfare, “Achcha hua shaadi kar li maine She’s too good. She’s come back on the screen after four years. The last song she did was in Lai Bhaari. But what a wonderful way to be part of the song. It’s difficult when you don't have a single line. She’s amazing.”
In a throwback 2014 interview with Tribune, Riteish Deshmukh had spoken beautifully about his wife, Genelia Deshmukh. He had stated, “She acted with me in my first film. We first became best friends and then midway through the film, we started seeing each other. We were seeing each other for 10 years before we decided to get married in 2012. Genelia and I are one entity. Falling in love with your friend and that becoming your life is the best thing that can happen to a person. I love her energy and her smile."
The Baaghi 3 star had continued, “She will always put me ahead of herself, which is endearing. We are similar in terms of thinking. We like simple things and are not materialistic. For example, we both would like to go and eat bhelpuri. She initially ignored me and hated me, as I was the CM’s son, thinking that I would be arrogant. My father always taught me that the only thing constant in life is you being who you are; everything around you is temporary, be it power, hits or flops. I would want respect from anyone that I meet and for that, I will always give respect.” (Also Read: Arjun Kapoor Took A Trip Down The Memory Lane To Wish His Late Mother, Mona On Her 56th Birthday)
Here's wishing a very happy wedding anniversary to Riteish and Genelia.
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